Well Mark Stein is responding to a bit of KG questions from fans who have read the article. Interesting stuff from Stein this morning:
Tim (Cleveland): Hey Marc, Any new rumors on Garnett or is that talk dead for the time being?
Marc Stein: (11:29 AM ET ) I don’t think it’s dead. Not the impression I got in Vegas. But it’s going to be tougher for the Wolves to get what they want in return now that the loaded ’07 draft has passed. On the flip side, it’s easier to trade Garnett in August and have a month or two before the season starts than trade him during the season when emotions in Minneapolis will naturally be running a lot higher.
matt (indy): Is it a forgone conclusion that JO will remain with the Pacers this year?
Marc Stein: (11:34 AM ET ) Absolutely not. KG and O’Neal are still in play.
Eric Nashville,TN: Hey Marc: Both Rashad McCants and Wolves owner, Glen Taylor indicated that Kevin Garnett did not want to be traded. Can we finally put stupid trade rumors and proposals to bed?
Marc Stein: (11:49 AM ET ) Who said KG wants to leave? The Wolves went all out to trade him before the draft knowing KG preferred to stay. How many times have I written that Phoenix is KG’s preferred destination IF he has to leave his beloved ‘Sota? (Answer: So many times that I really need a new line.) If folks want to think that whatever Taylor said in the paper today means that the Wolves are done discussing KG deals for the summer, it’s your choice.