According to the New York Daily News, Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King reached out to the Celtics about trying to acquire Kevin Garnett:
Multiple sources told the Daily News that the Nets GM inquired about Kevin Garnett’s desire to join Deron Williams in Brooklyn, but King didn't get an answer while uncertainty surrounds the Celtics.
Garnett, 37, has a no-trade clause in his contract, which he vowed not to waive last season. But circumstances changed dramatically with the Celtics following a first-round playoff loss to the Knicks, with GM Danny Ainge committing to rebuilding and Doc Rivers bolting to the Clippers.
So Garnett and his two-year, $24.4 million contract are seemingly on the market. His teammate, Paul Pierce, is probably also on Brooklyn’s radar after being a target for consecutive trade deadlines.
However, inter-division trades are fairly uncommon, and I am unsure that KG would waive his no-trade clause to play in Brooklyn. Especially after what went down this past season with Kris Humphries.
Danielle Hobeika 6/26/2013 12:06:00 AM Tweet Edit