Updates Part IIFrom Dan Barreiro/KFAN:
The Ostrich did his usual dismissive song-and-dance on the Garnett trade rumors, also added this: "Kevin is a member of our team right now. I assume he'll be a member of the team this fall."
Carefully chosen words that hardly preclude the possibility of Garnett's departure.
Chris Mullin on Golden State's draft night deal:
"This deal does open up some things for us; it definitely does," the vice president said, acknowledging discussions with Garnett's employer in Minnesota. "How that plays out, we'll have to wait and see. But there are some components that help our flexibility to get some things done."
From Mark Heisler/LA Times:
The Warriors may now offer Wright with center Andris Biedrins and guard Monta Ellis and enough salary to make the deal work to Minnesota for Garnett.
From David Aldridge/Philadelphia Inquirer:
Meanwhile, trade talks for Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett shifted from a possible Phoenix destination, with the Dallas Mavericks seriously entering the discussions for the first time, according to a league source. The teams talked extensively yesterday but could not reach an agreement on specifics, according to another source.
From a Chris Sheridan chat on ESPN:
Once the T-Wolves and Pacers couln;t get anything done by Wednesday night, they did the prudent thing and decided to wait until after July 1 to see what new kinds of deals come around. I expect to see the Bulls get involved in the KG sweepstakes, and I've been hearing for several days that Dallas should not be discounted as a possible destination. I get the impression the suns' chances to get him have come and gone.
Steve Kerr on the KG to Phoenix rumors:
"The Garnett thing is just really . . . so difficult to even fathom because of those financial implications," Suns General Manager Steve Kerr said. "We have not pursued anything in that regard. I have not been out there making a lot of phone calls."
From Ken Berger/Newsday.com:
Boston evidently wasn't involved in the Garnett trade talks to the degree that was speculated.