Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Marc Stein on Garnett rumors

From this morning's Marc Stein chat on ESPN:

On KG trade talk:
I don't think it's dead. Not the impression I got in Vegas. But it's going to be tougher for the Wolves to get what they want in return now that the loaded '07 draft has passed. On the flip side, it's easier to trade Garnett in August and have a month or two before the season starts than trade him during the season when emotions in Minneapolis will naturally be running a lot higher.

On reports that both Rashad McCants and owner Glen Taylor have said that Garnett wants to stay in Minnesota:
Who said KG wants to leave? The Wolves went all out to trade him before the draft knowing KG preferred to stay. How many times have I written that Phoenix is KG's preferred destination IF he has to leave his beloved 'Sota? (Answer: So many times that I really need a new line.) If folks want to think that whatever Taylor said in the paper today means that the Wolves are done discussing KG deals for the summer, it's your choice.