Thursday, June 21, 2007

McHale: You never say never

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press writes that though both Garnett and the team realize a trade is a possibility, neither has said "a trade would be best. "

Wolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale, speaking to Twin Cities reporters before the report surfaced, said he continues to have discussions with teams about possible trades -- not necessarily involving Garnett -- but wouldn't reveal specifics.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
As for Garnett, McHale did indicate a shift in attitude as far as his superstar's trade status.

"We've always talked," McHale said of conversations around the league. "The only difference is ... we've had three what I consider to be sub-par years. And you listen more. But that doesn't mean you do any more.

"Do I know what the future holds? No. If somebody offers you something that is phenomenal, you never say never. If a team says, 'We'll give you X and Y and this and that', you have to look. But I haven't seen player X and Y and everything else coming out of the woodwork either."

Britt Robson/On The Ball writes that it's time for Garnett to go:
Just because it is so painful--and for fans of the Wolves and Twins, painful is not a hyperbolic word, but a legitimate description of the ache--shouldn't obscure the reality that the reasons for trading Garnett and Hunter are greater than the reasons for keeping them.