Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More takes on the KG rumors

According to Kare 11, Steve Aschburner points out that though Danny Ainge and Kevin McHale are former teammates who have made deals in the past, the rumored deal with the Celtics would be less likely to happen than deals with the Bulls, Suns, or Lakers "where long term stays are possible."

As for all these reports about trade talk, Aschburner says "If they (Timberwolves) just sat on this, and let Garnett's contract run out, or let him head into free-agency next summer and lose him for nothing, they'd be derelict in their duties."

Ultimately, Aschburner believes Garnett will still be with the Wolves next Fall.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Seeing that the Timberwolves are willing to pick up the phone and listen, it should come as no surprise that NBA teams are giving them a call about Kevin Garnett.

From Fran Blinebury/Houston Chronicle:
Anyway, don't you get the feeling that this time next year everybody will still be saying this is finally the time to trade Kevin Garnett and fire Kevin McHale. It's a story that seems to be frozen in the ice of the10,000 lakes. Maybe this is karmic payback for letting the Lakers get away to Los Angeles.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Latest Kevin Garnett trade rumor: The Wolves send the 31-year-old all-star to the Phoenix Suns in a convoluted three-way deal with the Boston Celtics that includes Shawn Marion going to Boston and Minnesota getting the No. 5 pick from the Celtics, plus several young players...