Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wolves Updates 6/23

From Mark Murphy/Boston Herald:
Some in the Celtics organization believe there is more smoke than substance behind agent Andy Miller’s assertion that Kevin Garnett will opt out of his contract after next season if Minnesota trades him to the Celtics.

“I’m willing to bet he hasn’t even talked to (Garnett) and that he’s just trying to posture something so it doesn’t happen,” a Celtics source said yesterday. “In fact, I’m pretty sure of it. So I don’t put much stock in what he said.”

Miller has spoken highly of Ainge’s treatment of another of his clients - C’s point guard Sebastian Telfair. However, there is a lingering suspicion within the organization that Miller’s tough stance on Garnett was influenced by co-owner Wyc Grousbeck’s decision to remove Telfair’s nameplate from his locker after the guard was arrested for gun possession in April.

Suns GM Steve Kerr on trade discussion with the Wolves: Kevin McHale and I talked, and it didn't get very far...

Former Gopher Lindsay Whalen partially blames Kevin McHale and the KG rumors for her WNBA team's losing streak.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on the pros and cons of letting KG go.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Meanwhile, teammate Mark Madsen said he'd be shocked if Garnett were traded.

"You're talking about the cornerstone of the franchise," Madsen said. "But all of us know the Lakers traded [Shaquille O'Neal]. But I would never want to say goodbye to Kevin Garnett. He's too great of a teammate, a human being."