KG to Boston. ‘Nuff said. Has the “pipe” has officially broken?
Star Tribune: Kevin Garnett’s long tenure with the Timberwolves appears to be over.
The Boston Celtics were close to completing a deal for the Timberwolves’ All-Star forward this afternoon. The Associated Press quoted an unnamed Celtics official saying a deal was imminent, but not yet complete. The AP also said a conference call announcing the deal might come later today.
Garnett is due $23 million next season and would get a 15 percent raise if he is traded, so both sides would have to work to match contracts. Garnett has been with the Wolves for 12 seasons, the longest current span that one NBA player has with his team.
The trade is likely to send forward Al Jefferson, swingman Gerald Green, point guard Sebastian Telfair, center Theo Ratliff and at least one high draft pick to Minnesota
The Herald also reported the Celtics and Garnett, 31, have reached an agreement in principle on a contract extension. It appears Garnett is willing to forego the opt-out in his current deal for next summer and cast his lot with Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and the Celtics.