Updates Part IIFrom Tim Kawakami's blog at Mercury News:
These are sources who say they know what happened on June 28, when most smart NBA execs believe the Warriors had a deal in place to land KG in a three-team extravaganza involving Jason Richardson… then it didn’t happen.
The gist, and again, I caution that this is speculation, rumor, gossip, but good gossip:
While the Warriors’ Chris Mullin and T-Wolves’ Kevin McHale scrambled to get this complicated deal done in the moments/minutes before Charlotte picked eighth, Charlotte never heard directly from either team who the pick should be, thus messing up everything, or so the tale goes.
From Tim Kawakami/Mercury News:
Once the adrenaline of draft night vanished and Mullin accepted that he had to move Jason Richardson without knowing if he would end up with Garnett, the likely KG time frame transitioned to September, October or even February.
Brian Windhorst/ESPN lists Craig Smith and Randy Foye among the top 5 veterans at summer league. Rashad McCants made his list of the top 5 summer league disappointments.
Garnett came out for Matt Leinart's first annual celebrity bowling night fundraiser.