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Posted June 26, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Doc Rivers Thinks Kevin Garnett Will Come Back

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By Steve Bulpett

Kevin Garnett has yet to say he’s definitely coming back for an 18th NBA season, but Doc Rivers was certainly pointing everyone in that direction at this morning’s Positive Coaching Alliance breakfast.

Asked during a panel discussion if the 36-year-old will again play for the Celtics [team stats], Rivers said, “Absolutely ... Let’s just say yes. Positive thinking.”

Speaking during the sports leadership breakfast at Fenway Park [map], Rivers, seated with Red Sox [team stats] manager Bobby Valentine, Boston College hockey coach Jerry York and Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker, didn’t seem to have much doubt as to Garnett’s immediate future.

“I hope he comes back, and I think he will,” said the Celtics’ coach. “I have no basis for that. I just believe that he will.”

Rivers added that Garnett and his people have been in contact with director of basketball operations Danny Ainge and are discussing the particulars.

If Garnett does come back to the Celts, it’s likely he will again play in the middle.

“Yeah, unless we get a center,” said Rivers with a laugh.

“Kevin can play either position,” he added, referring also to the power forward spot. “I don’t think it really matters. For us, it’s whatever we have around him, we’ll put him in the opposite spot.”


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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Tim Duncan dislikes KG more than any other player in the entire league. He would not approve of KG on his team, and the Spurs are not stupid enough to piss off one of the greatest players of all time in the twilight of his career. Duncan and Pop see eye-to-eye on most things and I seriously doubt that Pop would even consider KG due to the history he has with Tim Duncan.

I don't see Tim Duncan welcoming Kevin Garnett with open arms after nearly 15 years of having to deal with his cheap-shots, trash talk, and generally being an ass on the court. I'd be shocked if it did happen.

And Kobe would have never wanted Raja Bell on his team either???
"The way Steve is as a teammate, the way he sets the tone, the way the team kind of takes on his persona. As a coach, that's the best thing in the world. It's easy to coach. He's taking care of the chemistry. You just coach."

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Posted February 03, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Clippers Interested In Kevin Garnett?


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Sources tell Sporting News that the #Clippers have contacted the #Celtics about Kevin Garnett. Offer would include Caron Butler and Beldsoe.


https://twitter.com/SeanDeveney/status/298127958336479232

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:15 AM

Clippers Not Pursuing Kevin Garnett

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By Broderick Turner

The Clippers are not pursuing Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett despite what has been reported, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Furthermore, the Clippers’ front office has not had any conversations with Boston’s front office about a rumored deal in which L.A. would use back-up point guard Eric Bledsoe and small forward Caron Butler as the centerpieces to acquire Garnett, said the officials.

Bledsoe is the starting point guard while Chris Paul remains out with a bruised right kneecap that has kept him out of 10 of the last 12 games and will sideline him again Monday night against the Washington Wizards.

The Clippers already struggle when Bledsoe goes to the bench for a rest and would be without a point guard if Bledsoe was moved.

The same NBA officials said that the Clippers can’t even consider moving Bledsoe until the team sees if Paul signs a contract extension with L.A. this summer.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Nuggets Interested In Kevin Garnett

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By Mark Kiszla
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Kevin Garnett is everything the Nuggets need. Heck, his scowl alone is more intimidating in the post than all 21 feet of center on Denver's roster.

So what's the problem with pushing the idea of a blockbuster trade between Denver and Boston?

Wielding the hammer of a no-trade clause, K.G. wants nothing to do with the Nuggets.

And, in a nutshell, that represents the big issue for franchise executive Masai Ujiri in building a championship contender: The Nuggets are stuck in the middle. Clowns to the left of them. Jokers to the right.

NBA stars view Colorado as a flyover state. It's not as remote as Alaska. Denver, however, lacks the bright-lights lure of New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Worse, the Nuggets are stuck in the middle of the standings. They are a respectable team, to be sure. But not appealing enough to tempt an aging big man to pull up roots in Boston and move to the Rocky Mountains in the hope of finding one more championship ring.

Kevin Garnett?

It's a nice dream.

Through his representatives, Garnett has let it be known he has no current interest in the Nuggets.

Don't be surprised, however, if Garnett is gone from Boston before the league's Feb. 21 trade deadline. And that's why the Nuggets must continue to monitor the situation.

The Celtics are in full damage control, shooting down the rumor of a proposed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, with Doc Rivers going so far to label the trade talk as silly.

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that's funny. Why?

There's no doubt Boston, whose playoff prospects have been dealt crippling blows by season-ending injuries to guard Rajon Rondo and forward Jared Sullinger, is listening to trade inquiries from around the NBA. The Nuggets have called. And they have enough young, reasonably priced talent to get the attention of Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

But discussions between Denver and Boston can go nowhere, unless Garnett shows interest in Colorado. At this point, there is none.

That's why it's pointless to discuss if the Nuggets' main chip in a trade proposal would be Andre Iguodala, Kenneth Faried or Danilo Gallinari.

The Nuggets' interest in Garnett, however, reveals this is a roster not yet ready to contend for the championship. Although Denver won for the seventh straight time and climbed to within percentage points of Memphis for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, the Nuggets' defensive lapses were troubling in the 112-104 victory against Milwaukee, when the body of Bucks center Samuel Dalembert seemed as if it been taken over by the spirit of Wilt Chamberlain.

"We have skills that can make us a very good defensive team. And I think that's going to be where the challenge is going to be 75-80 percent of the time in the next month or two. It's how we can keep the defensive intensity and focus," Nuggets coach George Karl said.

Is Denver tough enough for a long playoff run? Not at this point.

Garnett is fiercely loyal to the uniform on his chest. It's the intensity that makes him so attractive as a player, even at age 36. He doesn't want to leave Boston. He also knows it could happen.

"I bleed green, I die green, that's what it is," Garnett told media members who cover the Celtics. "But it is a business, and when that crosses the paths, I deal with it. Trades are part of this league."

Long the laughingstock of the league, the Clippers are now viewed as a hot destination because of the beach and point guard Chris Paul, though not necessarily in that order. What's more, injured L.A. veteran Chauncey Billups and Garnett have been close since both were prep phenoms.

So what I'm trying to say is: Maybe the Nuggets' best shot at a title is if Andre Miller has a BFF who's also a disgruntled NBA superstar.

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:21 AM

Kevin Garnett Addresses Trade Rumors

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By Baxter Holmes
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Trade rumors are swirling, as per usual this time of year, with the NBA trade deadline a couple of weeks away (Feb. 21). And in the current media landscape -- driven by text messages, Twitter, and other bite-size forms of rapidly moving information -- these rumors tend to run a little more rampant than usual.

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, has been involved in those rumors, specifically with The Sporting News reporting that, according to sources, the Clippers are interested in Garnett in a deal that could include Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe.

On Tuesday, Garnett addressed those rumors -- and he started out by indicating that under Danny Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, any change would not be surprising.

"Danny made it very, very obvious, since day one when he brought Ray (Allen) and myself here to align with Paul (Pierce), that he's going to do whatever's best for the organization," Garnett said. "He's always made that apparent, so I've always understood that.

"I bleed green, I'll die green," Garnett continued. "That's what it is. But it is a business. When it crosses that path, I'll deal with it. Trades are apart of this league. Every year you're going to hear things. If I were y'all (the media), I wouldn't read too much into it."

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made it a point to note how many trade rumors that make the rounds in said current media landscape aren't based on any shred of truth. Rivers pointed out that any trade rumors were coming from the media, not from the Celtics organization.

"Sometimes some of the stuff that happens is just silly," Rivers said. "It really is. When I wake up in the morning and I hear a trade rumor that I haven’t heard in my office, that’s silly. And that’s what happens."

Rivers added that trade rumors aren't new; they're just often coming from people who, as he said, "sit behind a computer."

"The problem is now that you guys have to actually report it, which you shouldn’t do, but you do and it becomes an issue," Rivers said.

As for how he deals with players when trade rumors are floating around, Rivers said he doesn't actually have to do anything.

"Fortunately for our guys, a lot of them are veterans," Rivers said. "They’ve been through the drill. They know how it is. They know now that if you suggest, 'Hey, what about if someone did this?' it becomes factual.

"I think what’s changed in my time ... is it used to be factual. Now, someone can say something, they can create the news and they can report on the news that they created. And I think that is pretty silly.

"Nowadays, you can't believe half the things you read or hear, and it's sad."

So, what does Rivers want to happen with this roster?

"I like our roster," he said.

So, nothing?

"That's your answer," he said.

Ainge has said that Boston will fill its two remaining roster spots before the Feb. 21 trade deadline.


http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2013/02/kevin_garnett_d.html?camp=rss:celtics&dlvrit=834394

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Can't see them moving him for anything that would help them more or equal to Garnett.

He would be an interesting fit in Denver at the 5 with Fareid at the 4.

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Sources: Clippers & Celtics Discussing Kevin Garnett Trade

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By Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears | Yahoo! Sports

HOUSTON — The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing a deal to trade forward Kevin Garnett for guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

There are differing factions within the Celtics and Clippers on the prudence of the deal, but the two teams have been in regular contact about the possibility, sources said.

Nevertheless, the biggest hurdle could ultimately center on Garnett's willingness to waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal to the Clippers.
Because of his home in Malibu, and a close relationship with Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, there's hope that Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, could be coaxed into accepting a trade if an agreement is reached, sources said.

The Clippers had expressed reluctance to several teams about parting with Bledsoe until they were certain that Chris Paul would re-sign this summer to a long-term deal, sources said. The organization has become increasingly confident that Paul will stay, but every franchise decision is made within the context of how it will impact Paul, and how he feels about it.

There's strong sentiment within parts of the organization that Garnett gives the Clippers a chance to compete for a championship this season. He could spread the floor for the Clippers and open up the lane for Blake Griffin. In the short term, the re-emergence of Billups could cut into Bledsoe's minutes the rest of this season.

For the Celtics, Bledsoe, 23, and Jordan, 24 would give Boston two young players with significant upside to start a revamp of the roster. With Rajon Rondo returning next season from an ACL injury, it's unclear how the Celtics would proceed, but it could ultimately give them a chance to use a healthy Rondo in trade scenarios.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--sources--clippers--celtics-discussing-kevin-garnett-trade--055506411.html

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Kevin Garnett Will Not Waive His No-Trade Clause

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Kevin Garnett clearly stated under no circumstance would he waive his no-trade said not what he came back for


https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/302832672416342017

Marc J. Spears ‏@SpearsNBAYahoo

"If its up to me I will live and die green," KG said. When reminded its up to him, KG said: "OK then. So what are we talking about it?"


https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/302832388952698880

Marc J. Spears ‏@SpearsNBAYahoo

"If its up to me I will live and die green," KG said. When reminded its up to him, KG said: "OK then. So what are we talking about it?"


https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/302833167516180480

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Kevin Garnett said there is no team he would be willing to waive his trade clause for. "I bleed green," he said #celtics #clippers


https://twitter.com/GwashNBAGlobe/status/302833680127246336

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Clippers Confident They Can Change Kevin Garnett's Mind

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Clippers confident they could change Kevin Garnett's mind about a trade if the Celtics tell him they want to do it, a source tells Y! sports


https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/302882035708596224

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 02:26 AM

Chauncey Believes Kevin Garnett Won't Waive No-Trade Clause

Chauncey Billups has warned the Clippers that Kevin Garnett isn't willing to waive his no-trade clause.


http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/54926/hawks-seem-determined-to-deal-josh-smith

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 02:30 AM

Kevin Garnett For Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan Talks Dead For Now

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By Adrian Wojnarowski

For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will remain dormant unless Clippers star Chris Paul pushes the issue with management.

Several prominent executives and coaches with championship contenders told Yahoo! Sports they believe the Clippers would become more dangerous with Garnett.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is a proponent of the deal, too, sources said.

The Celtics won't consider moving Garnett to the Clippers for any other combination of players, and won't revisit the talks unless Bledsoe and Jordan are in the package, sources said.

Boston hasn't approached Garnett to waive his no-trade clause without an agreement in place, but there's strong belief he would ultimately agree to it. What's more, Boston could simply trade Paul Pierce and leave Garnett with even less desire to finish his career with a young, rebuilding roster.

Boston is balancing the parallel considerations of finding a way to add to its core for a playoff run, or disassembling its aging veterans to start the process of rebuilding again.

If the Celtics trade Garnett before the deadline, they would move Pierce, too, sources said. For the Celtics, the chance to get Bledsoe and Jordan could be a prelude to trying to package Pierce in a possible deal to the Atlanta Hawks for Josh Smith, sources said.

The Hawks also have discussed sending Pierce onto a third team in some previous conversations around the league. The Nets are trying to make a deal for Smith, too, and have offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and either a future first-round pick or the draft rights to Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic, sources said.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--nba-trade-deadline-buzz--clippers-end-kevin-garnett-trade-talks-for-now-030112108.html;_ylt=AwrHgZSKQCRRhH0AUgELcykA;_ylu=X3oDMTFoZnA0Y2I3BG1pdANCbG9nIEluZGV4IGJ5IEF1dGhvcgRwb3MDMQRzZWMDTWVkaWFCbG9nSW5kZXg-;_ylg=X3oD

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Clippers & Celtics Reconvene On Kevin Garnett Trade

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Have avoided reporting every hiccup because much is slim sourced. But hearing of a new push within the Clippers to do something w/Celts.


https://twitter.com/SteveBHoop/status/304635770138943489

Steve Bulpett ‏@SteveBHoop

To clarify: Some people w/in Clips want to do the Celt deal. Not sure others in organization are onboard. Some internal issues here.


https://twitter.com/SteveBHoop/status/304638318858088448

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Kevin Garnett Not Ready To Make Decision On Future

 

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Kevin Garnett isn't ready to make a decision on his basketball future.

The Knicks eliminated the Celtics from the playoffs on Friday night in Boston.

"I haven't really thought about it, to be honest with you," Garnett said. "Doc pulled Paul [Pierce] and me to the side and all three of us agreed to speak later. It's too emotional, obviously it's a big game. Tough loss, especially at home. It's a different day for that conversation."

Garnett, who is signed for two more seasons, will turn 37 later this month. He is seventh on the NBA's all-time minutes list.

He hinted that his decision will hinge on whether or not Pierce is still with the Celtics.

"One of the big reasons I came here was because of Paul," Garnett said. "Obviously, you want to be in the situation where it's better. I want to make sure that I'm always able to help a team and be in a position to give something. I demand a lot of myself, both physically and from a skill level. I'd be lying to you all if I said Paul didn't play into that factor. It's just too soon of a conversation for me right now."


http://basketball.realgm.com/news


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