Sunday, June 24, 2007

Teammate: Garnett angered by talks with Celtics

From Mitch Lawrence/New York Daily News:
But according to a teammate who spoke with Garnett last week, Minnesota's franchise talent was angered by the team's recent trade talks with Boston. The Celtics never had a shot at landing Garnett - who wanted no part of a reunion with ex-teammate Wally Szczerbiak - because they didn't have the pieces.

"What got Kevin upset is that he thought he might be going to Phoenix, but then he heard about Boston and that really got him p----- off," the teammate said.

"Typical Kevin," the teammate said of Garnett's silence. "He's loyal."

A business associate of the team owner is quoted as saying that any offer for Garnett would "have to knock Glen Taylor off his feet." According to Lawrence, the Celtics' reported offer "didn't so much as budge" Taylor.