Great article. Just because KG is gone doesn’t mean ALL hope is lost. KG’s trade could trigger a “domino effect” among other the big named players. One of the names being tossed around – and expect a lot more of it – is Jermaine O’Neal.
SI.com: Now that Kevin Garnett has landed in Boston, it might be time to cue up the Price Is Right theme music and get the famous TV game show’s new host, Drew Carey, behind the microphone:
“Jermaine O’Neal … Come on down!”
“Pau Gasol … Come on down!”
“Mike Bibby … Come on down!”
With KG having joined Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in a prize package that no doubt left Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge as hysterical as a Showcase Showdown winner, those other big NBA names could find themselves in hotter demand than ever as teams try to counter Boston’s big move.
“There were a lot of teams interested in Garnett,” Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said. “The Lakers, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix … now they might be looking for someone else. I don’t know, but it may open up some things.”