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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.