KG’s friend might have swayed him to Celtics

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Boston.com: With Summer League under way in Las Vegas July 6, and Ainge, McHale, and Miller in attendance, Minnesota and Boston resurrected discussions about Garnett. Miller first approached McHale, and then Ainge, to make it clear Garnett was open to a trade.

Back in Los Angeles a few days later, Garnett sought the counsel of his best friends, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups and Atlanta’s Tyronn Lue. Garnett has an offseason home in Malibu, Calif., Billups was in LA for an Adidas photo shoot with Garnett. Lue spends about a month with Garnett in Malibu every summer, though he was in the city to have his right knee scoped July 17 by the Lakers’ team doctor.

The trio discussed the teams interested in Garnett — Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, the Lakers, and Phoenix — and which presented the best scenario for the 10-time All-Star. Billups and Lue helped convince Garnett that Boston would be a good place to play, recognizing what the power forward could add to a mix that already included Pierce and Allen. Also, Lue endorsed Doc Rivers as a coach, having played briefly for him in Orlando at the start of the 2003-04 season.

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  • Rpoc

    Billups must have had the bigger effect. Bitch.

    Lue? You kiddin’ me?

  • HustlinPhenom

    Don’t think so.

  • dissapointedlaker

    the celtis should watch out our trio!!

    KB/LO/JO!!

  • Justin M.

    FORGET ABOUT GARNETT, ITS OVER, FINISHED, DEAD, MOVE ON GUYS!!!!!!!

  • pepenpilar

    WHO CARES?????WHO CARES? DO U CARE???

  • pepenpilar

    let them SUFFER their own desires…..

  • STEVENASMITHFAN

    I never thought I would hate Lue…

  • as1084

    who cares about KG and is greed….we didnt get him..get over it. anyways, comparing trios, bostons is a little better than KB/Lo/JO BUT we got the better role players. fish, walton, farmar, and mihm. does anybody even know who is going to be the starting PG and Center for the celts??? Cause i sure as hell dont lol. celts role players are pretty pathetic.

  • schnide

    [quote comment="11012"]who cares about KG and is greed….we didnt get him..get over it. anyways, comparing trios, bostons is a little better than KB/Lo/JO BUT we got the better role players. fish, walton, farmar, and mihm. does anybody even know who is going to be the starting PG and Center for the celts??? Cause i sure as hell dont lol. celts role players are pretty pathetic.[/quote]
    seriously, EVERYONE IN THE NBA has better role players than boston at this point

  • cyrus

    I am sick and tired of KG talk. Seriously, we had enough of KG.

  • pepenpilar

    ur right cyrus! garnett talks should be over by now..lets move on….there is more worth fighting for. mitch, lets get it on!

  • BringDFishBack

    Do Lue or Billups play for Boston. Mo Evans is one of his really close friends, what the heck was he doing this whole time.