Bucher: Wait a week to continue KG talks

tool?Ric Bucher was on ESPN this afternoon and informed us that McHale is up at his cabin hunting right now and nothing is being talked about in terms of Garnett right now. Teams have been told to wait a week to continue talks. Says both Minnesota and potential suitors are going to wait to see if pressure builds on the other side to force a deal. Also says the Suns believe they could make a deal right now to get KG, question is if they want to pay more in luxury tax money.

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  • One35

    Why can’t Taylor just do the talking i don’t get it?

  • http://www.hehatemeisgod.com HeHateMe

    Ric Bucher doesn’t know shit! He is such a Laker hater and freakin Liar. Why do people listen to this moron? KG to the Lakers makes sense. No other team can offer a better deal to the Wolves and you know it bitch Mchale. Why hold a grudge because Magic bitch slapped your Celtic team in the 80′s? Stop being a bitch Mchale and give us KG. Hurry up Kupcake and bring us KG!

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    This is going to be a very long summer for GetGarnett.com.

  • IE Laker

    If PHX could have or wanted to, they would have done it already. Here we go again, Bucher is spewing out what McHale tells him. PHX already said it wont trade Amare and Minny wont take Marion instead.

  • Nikko

    are you kidding me??! a hunting trip in the middle of a pivital blockbuster trade? didn’t know it was timberwolf season.
    what a jip!

  • http://www.lakerfreak.homestead.com lakerfreak

    man i dont know who is worse Bucher or Mchale i dont believe a thing bucher says he presents his opinions as facts and backtracks when he is wrong

  • daboss1848

    Bucher’s goal is to overtake Vecsey as most unreliable blowhole.

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="4964"]Bucher’s goal is to overtake Vecsey as most unreliable blowhole.[/quote]
    Haha. Comment of the day. :D

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    phoenix can get garnett if they wanted to? What the fuck is that bullshit. How the fuck can he possibily know that. Who the fuck told him that. The guy is a fucken moron. Mike D’Antoni, who knows what he is talking about when it comes to the Suns cause he coaches them, said they are not going to trade their core of All-Stars. So, How the fuck would Bucher know that the Suns can get Garnett if they wanted to?

  • cyrus

    Kevin McHale (Wolves GM) is a CROOK.

    “It was also during McHale’s reign that the Timberwolves were punished by the NBA for making a secret deal with free agent forward Joe Smith to circumvent the league’s salary cap rules. Before the 1998-1999 season, Smith agreed in secret to sign three one-year contracts with the Timberwolves for less than his market value. In return, Smith received a promise that the Timberwolves would give him a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract before the 2001-2002 season.

    In 2000, after word of the secret agreement got out, NBA commissioner David Stern voided Smith’s final one-year contract with the Timberwolves, making Smith a free agent. Stern also took away the Timberwolves’ next three first round draft picks and fined the team $3.5 million. Smith signed with Detroit for one season, but came back to Minnesota before the 2001-2002 season as a free agent.”

    Source: Wikipedia-(search:Kevin McHale)

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    KG TO LOS ANGELES LAKERS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR HIM…THIS IS WHERE HE CAN WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

  • J-Cool

    Let Just Hope That KG Can Come To The Lakers!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    wow mchale is a asshole…and ric bucher can go to hell with his unreliable bullshit!!!!

  • kb24

    SUNS ALREADY SED THEY DO NOT WANT TO TRADE AMARE. AND IT WOULD BE KIND OF STUPID SINCE AMARE IS A YOUNG STAR THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE BETTER THEN KG BUT FOR LESS THEN HALF THE PRICE AND TRADE HIM FOR KG THAT WOULD PUT THEM DEEEEEEEP IN THE LUXURAY TAX.

  • Dan

    hunting? if he goes with dick cheney he might get shot in the ass

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    LD2K what about that greek PG THEO PAPALOUSKA???? NO NEWS ON HIM???

  • daboss1848

    It’s all up to KG. If he says “Lakers”, McHale will not have any choice but to pursue a trade with the Lakers – whether that be straight up or finding a 3rd or 4th or 5th team (whatever the hell that Frankenstein-leprechaun cross can come up with).

    Minny needs to be put under the gun and the only one that can do that is KG. If they know he’ll walk, their hand will be forced.

    Bigger Issue: Will KG want to come to the Lakers with the instability created by our selfless, team-first superstar?

  • Justin M

    Man, what has Ric Bucher been right about this offseason, Name one god dam thing that he got right?? Come on im waiting.

  • Justin M

    I hope he doesnt come out and say KG will most likely end up as a Laker because he might put his curse on it and it wont happen.

  • Justin M

    If the Lakers land garnett this offseason Kobe will still get his 30 but we will have a player consistanly putting in 20 and 10. Thats what we havent had in years

  • lakersforlife77

    Yeah and the question also is will they trade Stoudemire, and they already answered that question Bucher, you idiot: NO

  • Jeff Wright

    the suns have way more to offer than the lakers…. odom, bynum and kwame.. please!!! odoms decent, but is on a landslide of a downward slope in his career, Bynum is to raw, and kwame…. i don’t even need to say anything about him. if the lakers have so much more to talent to offer minnesota then phoenix then why does kobe want to get the hell out of there. probably because he knows he surrounded by average nba players. the suns could at least offer marion, barbosa, and tim thomas. hell that is more talent then the entire lakers team (excluding kobe and odom).. keeping dreaming laker fans..

  • LAKobe4Life

    It’s really simple actually, THERE’S NO WAY IN HELL THE PHOENIX SUNS ARE LETTING AMARE STOUDAMIRE GO FOR KG. They’re not gonna trade him away no matter what anybody says. Ric Bucher says the Phoenix Suns can make this happen anytime they want, not unless you want to give up Stoudamire in which they won’t. So KG to Phoenix is practically dead. Also, I liked that article that made alot of sense and it tells how KG wouldn’t fit in the Phoenix Suns run and gun system, that’s not KG’s style. The best and only destination for KG is the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Conor

    Bucher is an assclown….. Im really tired of him….Like I said earlier…FUCKBUCHER.com

  • Ira

    Hey, Jeff Wright, check your facts, Tim Thomas is not on the Suns…if you meant Kurt, cool, although I personally believe that Bynum has upside potential for Minny to consider and this (NBA) league is built on Big men.

    Odom, Bynum at the very least are big, with Bynum bringing big upside down the line to gamble on, and the other Odom is a solid NBA player…that’s the way I would sell them to Minny’s brass.

  • cyrus

    Ric Bucher is the master of deception and a notorious liar. He put himself back on the map with Kobe’s stories he’s been creating out of nothing.

  • 2k8kb24

    im sick of all this.. lets move on from kg and jo.. and attempt gasol if that fails then come back to kg… if that also fails… try to improve our big weak spots in SF and PG…. like artest and some other point guard..

  • Lakernut

    Let’s not add pictures of Bucher on the website, it makes me sick looking at him.

  • laker2421

    When asked on draft night how close the trade was between the Suns & TPups Dantoni laughed and said it was a trade ESPN was trying to make not the Suns. Bucher is a joke who knows nothing.

  • punkjones

    Bucher really has been wrong about everything KG so far. Suns is not going to happen for KG. Most likely things right now are Lakers or nothing and based on last week’s status if I were a betting man I’d say nothing by a long shot.

    Justin M. – I’m totally with you about a big guy playing alongside Kobe who will give us 20 and 10 every game. But here’s the thing – we have a deal gift wrapped to us that is much simpler than KG to bring us an All Star power forward who averages 20 and 10 and is a hard worker. He will cost much less than KG in terms of trade and salary. And yet we’re doing what McHale is doing to us. We can have O’ Neal for Odom and Bynum and we’re waiting around to see what happens with KG. I think it’s a dangerous move. If he goes and we’re left with nothing this off season I think many people will be upset.

    Recall too that KG is 31 and O Neal is what, 28? He’s got a lot less mileage on him and he’s hitting his prime right now. He got the knee worked on and he should be ready to go. He is also dying to come to LA, something KG has yet to express publically. If KG wanted to come here all he would have to do is come out and say it to his owner and it would happen.

    What’s the old addage? One in the hand worth two in the bush? I’d take the 20 and 10 who is on the table right now.

  • rmeazy82

    Bucher dont know shit, i ain’t buying whatever he sellin.

  • lakerfan81

    Punkjones we have discussed many times the pros and cons of a JO trade. I do agree it would be a improvement but right now for a deal to occur the lakers and JO would have to come to an agreement on a realistic contract extension (3 yrs 40-45M). But Jo says he wants to be a FA after next season no matter where he is. If he wants to do that than you can not trade for him.

  • RC

    [quote comment="5033"]Punkjones we have discussed many times the pros and cons of a JO trade. I do agree it would be a improvement but right now for a deal to occur the lakers and JO would have to come to an agreement on a realistic contract extension (3 yrs 40-45M). But Jo says he wants to be a FA after next season no matter where he is. If he wants to do that than you can not trade for him.[/quote]

    Good point LF81, I would only take JO if he signs an extension beforehand. I really don’t think KG is worth the wait, if KG was in his prime then maybe, but he is past his prime and needs to be more vocal. I’m very disappointed with KG being on the sidelines, NO INTERVIEWS, NO NOTHING from KG, he acts like a high school kid, not a man like Kobe, the ruler and leader of the laker franchise.

    Hell, get JO and have him sign to an extension, otherwise the hell with KG and JO. I think we should be on the phone with former Grizzly GM Jerry West to orchestrate acquiring Pau Gasol and just say F*CK off KG and JO.

    Kobe, the poet, the revolutionist of the NBA in the 21st century!!!

  • Lakerjones

    LF81 –
    I don’t know that he’d opt out no matter what. That may be posturing to scare away other teams right now. LA and NY are definitely at the top of his list. He wants badly to be here. But you bring up a great point and I would try to get him to sign the extension for sure. If he would it’s my vote that the deal is worth it. Get a big who can bring it and wants to be here. If KG can’t even get himself together to ask for a trade to LA I just don’t seeing it happening on any level.

  • Dynasty

    I REALLY THINK THE LAKERS SHOULD GO AFTER PAU GASOL!!!!!!!!1

    WHY ARENT WE GOING FOR GASOL??..I JUST DONT GET IT!

  • Dynasty

    RIC BUCHER AND KEVIN MCHALE CAN BOTH SUCK ON MY BIG BLACK FUZZY BALLS!

  • Nikko

    I agree Dynasty, I like Gasol and we would’t have to give so much and deal with stupid ass McHale. He’s still bitter losing to us in the 80′s

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    Mchale is stupid he just needs to let KG go to the Lakers,
    because he fit better in L.A. Mchale has no need for KG, he just wasting KG career away.

  • GSWfanInLA

    You idiots really think KG can win a Championship in LA. What him and Kobe plus a bunch on of bench warmes at best. You guys are all joking right!?!? KG to Pheonix for Marion would greatly improve Pheonix. It gives them a twin tower look that would open up Nash a lot more to do what he wants. Or even KG to the Warriors. Davis and KG with Jackson on the wing. You guys are not seeing it for what it really is. IF THE PLAYERS THEY HAD NOW WERE SO GOOD THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN A HIGHER SEED. The Warriors were 8 beacues they had too many injusries and they went through a mid season trade. You guys are just looking for a reason to be ignorant. FACE THE FACTS KG IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE NEAR LA.

  • Fatty

    Bucher is making up that crap or is being fed a line by phoenix. If PHX wanted KG they would have taken him before the draft to split KG’s 7 million trade kicker over two years. It now means an additional 7 mil this year. That would put them way over the cap. All of this is just a ploy to either delay the trade and cost the Lakers more lux tax and/or make the lakers pay for more for KG and hinder the Lakers in acquiring pieces around Kobe and KG. Or the ultimate hope of PHX, give someone else more time to make the trade.

    Phx knows a stronger Laker team could beat them in the playoffs.

    Lakers have an excellant chance of getting KG, especially if Mckale accidentally shoots himself on his hunting trip.

  • PINOY OGAG

    In response 2 ur comment JEFF WRIGHT!!! b4 u make such comment pls think 1st bec ur r looking STUPID w/o bball IQ. How can d Suns make d beetter offer against d lakers when their # 24th selection just traded 2 Portland 4 cash 4 Luxury tax payment purposes. And how can they offer players like Marion, Barbosa, & Tim Thomas 4 KG when the d latter (Thomas) s not n their roster anymore? When was d last time u watch d Suns played w/ Thomas? It really shows that u r really a dumbass fuckin stupikd moron!!!!

  • luis rico

    [quote comment="5063"]You idiots really think KG can win a Championship in LA. What him and Kobe plus a bunch on of bench warmes at best. You guys are all joking right!?!? KG to Pheonix for Marion would greatly improve Pheonix. It gives them a twin tower look that would open up Nash a lot more to do what he wants. Or even KG to the Warriors. Davis and KG with Jackson on the wing. You guys are not seeing it for what it really is. IF THE PLAYERS THEY HAD NOW WERE SO GOOD THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN A HIGHER SEED. The Warriors were 8 beacues they had too many injusries and they went through a mid season trade. You guys are just looking for a reason to be ignorant. FACE THE FACTS KG IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE NEAR LA.[/quote]

    your just saying gs cuz its ur team if u hatin then leave?

  • DeepFrost

    2 Fred – it’s just the stupid Celtic in him speaking, not a GM… McHale’s gotta face the damn facts and ditch that fuckin’ rival attitude

  • http://getgarnett kobe44

    kobe is the best we should try ang get nocioni

  • http://getgarrnet.com Dennisthebaker

    I agree with GSWfan lakers will not get KG! All you have to offer is a big steamin’ hot pile of crap. Let the hating begin.

  • punkjones

    Dennisthebaker and GSWfaninla –
    While you are just here to flame on us, and you can actually both rot in hell, I do agree with you that I don’t for a minute think that KG will land in LA after the last couple of weeks. Nonetheless, GSW – your team isn’t going to get KG either. Dream all you want but KG has absolutely no reason to come to your Don Nelson led, no defense, circus team. You just traded your best player away and while we all love Baron (Bruin pride!), he hasn’t played an entire season since I can’t remember. And I don’t think it’s going to happen soon. Dennisthebaker says we’ve got crap to trade for KG when the Lakers trade is the only good one, the only realistic one on the table. Who the hell are the GSW’s going to trade? 3/4 of their team? If they do why in God’s name would KG come? He’d be better off with Corey Brewer in Minny. Face it. It’s nearly impossible for anyone to trade for Garnett. Including the Lakers, Suns and Golden State. This is all nonsense. Next.