It seems like Newsday have a source that knows that the Warriors/Wolves talks are legit and hold some merit. This has me scared. Do something, Mitch!

Newsday: Talks between Minnesota and Golden State about a trade that would send Kevin Garnett to the Bay Area are real and advanced, according to a person involved in the discussions.

But it’s too early to say whether No. 8 pick Brandan Wright, reigning “most improved player” Monta Ellis and an assortment of fat and/or expiring contracts will be enough. Wright can’t be traded for 30 days because he signed his rookie contract Friday.

  • decade

    noooooooooooooooooooo

  • G-Spence

    mitch better get up to the bay or to minnesota quick

  • dude

    NOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • SILO

    MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DO SOMETHING AND DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lakers4life

    does kg even want to go to golden state? if he doesnt theres nothin to worry about

  • Rpoc

    Larry Coon already said it’s extremely unlikely a KG to Warriors scenario happens when the L.A. Times had that article.

    They got no expiring contracts

  • jc parker

    Hey Guys,

    Have you heard about the Marion-Odom deal? Mitch opted to offer Kwame and the deal is off.

    Waste of opportunity!

  • lakersforlife77

    Mullin is a stupid idiot if he actually trades for kg. Kg wants a championship, but he can’t lead a team, if he goes to golden state he’s going to be in the same exact position he was a few years ago. There is no way that Golden State is going to be able to beat the suns or spurs in a 7 game series as long as kevin garnett is the leader. And also their whole playing style goes right down the toilet if they decide to trade for kg, it just doesn’t make any logical sense to me why in the hell they would want to trade for kg. They don’t have to make a drastic trade, but because of our situation we do………

  • cyrus

    THE LAKERS GAME VIDEO
    **********************
    Go to NBA.com and under NBA broadband, click on “More Videos”. You will find it there, entire game.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    KG doesnt want to go to Golden State, he wants to be in Los Angeles with The BeST NBA PLAYER

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KG 2 LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lakerfan81

    So were the talks between the wolves, Suns and the Hawks. Then It turned out that PHX was NEVER involved in those talks. I do believe that Mullin wants KG but I don’t think KG fits into a Nelson Offense. I think Nelson would prefer to have Yi. Plus KG has an unusually strong ability to dictate where he goes like he did with Boston.

  • cyrus

    Before the draft day, June 28, there were many rumors involving many players and several teams. None of those turned out to be true. Only two major trades, NY/Blazers and Celtics/Sonics, took place and nobody knew about those trades, not a single word was written any where.

    Media needs readers and ratings, and there are no games to write about at this time of the year. So, they create rumors to get readership and ratings. Each time you click on the story to read it, the writer gets another point and it adds up. Most of major publications have a section called “Most Viewed Stories”, and the writer or columnist writing the story gets the credit.

    It’s so easy to write “a source close to the situation” or “NBA source” or “my uncle is a top brass at so on so” and fabricate bunch of lies under that cover. Who is gonna force the writer to reveal their sources?

    Fans are desperate and they cling to any rumor. They are just rumors and that’s why they are called rumors.

  • _HuStLiN_PhEnOm_

    I will keep on dreaming of the Lakers getting KG. If Mitch gets a sack and actually makes a trade for atleast JO, taht would be great. Lamar, AB for JO, then KG opts out next year. Jo, KB, And KG

    *Wakes up from daydreaming*

  • http://myspace.com/kali06 lakers24

    Jul 8, 2007 7:49pm ET
    Next Summer, Sixers May Spring Into Action
    David Aldridge of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER writes, “Washington would send center Etan Thomas, in whom the Sixers have had interest, to Philly, while sending guard Antonio Daniels to the Lakers. The Lakers would then send forward Vladmir Radmanovic, who endeared himself to Phil Jackson by hurting his shoulder in a snowboarding accident and then lying about it, to Washington.”

  • http://myspace.com/kali06 lakers24

    WE SHOULD GET ANTONIO DANIELS

  • LAKobe4Life

    Sure it’s legit, they want to make a run at trying to acquire Kevin Garnett. But, I strongly agree that the Lakers have a much better offer on the table than the Golden State Warriors. If the KG trade is going to be between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers, then it’s a 95% chance Kevin Garnett will come to the Los Angeles Lakers, because our offer is better than what Golden State is offering.

  • cyrus

    Fresh Article about JORDAN FARMAR,

    By Jessica Camerato, for HOOPSWORLD.com

    “In Vegas: What a Difference a Year Makes for Farmar”
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22668.shtml

  • unomas

    KG wants to win…..With GS he prolly be a second rounder, Spurs and Suns would still beat them and probably the Jazz because there getting better

  • Noriega7333

    Like someone said before me, this would totally mess up GS’ style. No more run and gun, especially with an aging PF/C that has tons of miles and bruises on him.

  • http://www.lakerfreak.homestead.com lakerfreak

    KG wouldnt work in GS or PHO because he doesnt run the floor up and down for 40 minutes and his time left in the nba will be cut in half if he tries he needs to team up with kobe and win 5 straight

  • Jimmy M.

    lol… Why is Golden State trying to ruin a great thing? Like they said, “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it!” Trading Richardson for rookie, and if they get Garnett by giving Ellis and Wright, they practically destroyed the fast pace offense strategy they had. KG is a great post player, but cannot run with the Warriors/Suns.

    Come to Lakers already, pussy.

  • steve

    CYRUS.everything in your fist post is so true,its all about selling papers and watching espn.Like you said the 2 deals that went down no one knew about,its all just hot air

  • That’s Right

    Nice Steve – why dont you and cyrus get a fucking room?

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!!!!! GO TO ESPN.COM, CLICK ON WHO’S NOW,CLICK ON LAUNCH WHO”S NOW, AND VOTE FOR KOBE. KOBE NEEDS OUR HELP. THERE ARE A LOT OF HATERS OUT THERE AND THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE AGAINST KOBE. HELP KOBE OUT. VOTE NOW!!!!!

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="6296"]EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!!!!! GO TO ESPN.COM, CLICK ON WHO’S NOW,CLICK ON LAUNCH WHO”S NOW, AND VOTE FOR KOBE. KOBE NEEDS OUR HELP. THERE ARE A LOT OF HATERS OUT THERE AND THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE AGAINST KOBE. HELP KOBE OUT. VOTE NOW!!!!![/quote]

    It’s aight man we got the panelists on our side it’s a lock for kobe, all he has to do is get 21% of the fan vote, the panelist vote counts for 30%

  • Agor711

    i remember a couple of weeks ago when it said that Kevin Garnett only has 2 destinations he wants to go to: The Lakers or the Suns and preferrably the suns and i don’t remember the warriors being metioned as a team he wanted to go to

  • kb24mvp

    n e 1 c that crap that ric buchers ass is at again.check it out on espn.com in nba section.talkin bought he belives kobe aint gonna b a laker next year, when he retarded ass doesnt know that kobe aint goin nowhere wether he likes it or not.and his bitch ass said its HIGHLY unlikely and closer to IMPOSSIBLE in us getting KG when his retarded ass doesnt kno SHIt about ANYTHING!he is the worst and most negative member of the media,he should have his credential takin away from him because he suks so bad.plus it was him t hat reported that kobe had gone”dark” on everyone so how would his dumbass know anything.espn are laker haters and east coast biased, they said it themselves, cuz wen a game finishes here its like 1am there.FUCK BUCHER AND BSPN, FUCKIN HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KG to L.A. by the end of this month guerrenteed!!!!!!!!!

  • sK1

    With as much un-biasness I can muster, I do believe that Ric Bucher as a journalist is severly hurting his own reputation. I can’t rememeber a signle positive attribute he has added in the Lakers favor. He started a month ago by saying the Lakers have a “0% Chance” of getting Garnett. That Kobe will “NOT be in a Laker uniform” etc. etc. Since then because of (for lack of a better word) TRUTH, he has downgraded to saying its almost “impossible” or “dont be fooled” by Kobe’s apology to Kupchak, “he still wants out of LA” etc. etc. Is it just Laker fans that see this? Hopefully everyone (including ESPN Management) is watching Bucher waver with so much personal intrest in trying to “be right the first time” and delegate all of his efforts, updates, blogs, and reports to anti-Laker health sentiments. He reminds me of the prosectuing attorny in the DUKE LACROSSE CASE…. just stop, slow down , retract but becuase of their own pride/ego they just keep pushing something that isnt there… so here is my suggestion guys and getgarnett crew…. when Garnett signs with the Lakers and Kobe is happy and beginning the new season with major hype (similar to when malone and payton signed) … can you please put together a edited video of every ric bucher report and maybe remix “0% chance” and “impossible” over and over while showing clips of Garnett lifiting up the Lakers jersey and shaking Kupchak’s hand during is innagural press conference? That would be wonderful. Just Wonderful.

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="6293"]Nice Steve – why dont you and cyrus get a fucking room?[/quote]
    hahaha

  • LakersFirst

    Personally, I don’t think its a surprise that Golden St. is going after KG. Will they get KG? Most likely NOT, because I too agree that the Lakers offer of Bynum and LO is better than that of Golden St.

    The reason why GS would go after KG is to have a main attraction that SELLS tickets (remember the NBA IS A BUSINESS) and KG isn’t called the “Big Ticket” for no reason! Just like Kobe is our superstar and he sells out Staples, KG will sell seats for any team he goes to.

    If KG were to go to Golden State, you can be rest assured Golden State, would definitely sell more home games than ever before.

    I’m wondering how long do we wait for a KG trade to happen before trading for JO or Pau Gasol? What if Minnesota holds on to KG and JO and/or Gasol get traded elsewhere??

    Lastly, any trade to get rid of Radman and his crap contract is well worth it.

  • cyrus

    Steve,

    “…is so true,its all about selling papers and watching espn.”
    It is so true but unfortunately also SO SAD.

    Kb24mvp, SK 1,

    I understand your anger and I cosign to every word in your posts.LOL
    You are not alone. Many Lakers fans know that Rich Bucher is a Phoenix Sun “Lover” and a Laker’s hater. He would do anything to destroy Lakers. He is the one who created Kobe’s drama. Kobe shared with him his frustration in a private phone conversation and next morning (it was the Memorial Day Sunday)Bucher goes public with it. Unfortunately, Ric changes the phrasing and adds more drama to it. It all started from that day and still dragging on.

    Bucher was on BSPN last Friday and was talking about Suns signing Grant Hill, he was saying in an upset tone that Suns should focus on getting Garnett, they can do it if they wanted to. It was like Bucher instructing Steve Kerr (Suns GM) to get Garnett now before Lakers do.

    In another BSPN TV program, Bucher was asked about Kobe’s apology to the Lakers’ Management. Bucher said(para phrase):”Oh..there were many youngsters present at Kobe’s interview and he didn’t want to use harsh words in front of those Kids, nothing has changed Kobe still wants out no matter what ”

    Bucher will do anything in his power to prevent Garnett going to Lakers, because he knows, once we get KG, Suns will have a difficult time to pass Lakers in Western Conference.

    Ric Bucher is a very dangerous enemy of the Lakers.

  • kb24mvp

    [quote comment="6303"]With as much un-biasness I can muster, I do believe that Ric Bucher as a journalist is severly hurting his own reputation. I can’t rememeber a signle positive attribute he has added in the Lakers favor. He started a month ago by saying the Lakers have a “0% Chance” of getting Garnett. That Kobe will “NOT be in a Laker uniform” etc. etc. Since then because of (for lack of a better word) TRUTH, he has downgraded to saying its almost “impossible” or “dont be fooled” by Kobe’s apology to Kupchak, “he still wants out of LA” etc. etc. Is it just Laker fans that see this? Hopefully everyone (including ESPN Management) is watching Bucher waver with so much personal intrest in trying to “be right the first time” and delegate all of his efforts, updates, blogs, and reports to anti-Laker health sentiments. He reminds me of the prosectuing attorny in the DUKE LACROSSE CASE…. just stop, slow down , retract but becuase of their own pride/ego they just keep pushing something that isnt there… so here is my suggestion guys and getgarnett crew…. when Garnett signs with the Lakers and Kobe is happy and beginning the new season with major hype (similar to when malone and payton signed) … can you please put together a edited video of every ric bucher report and maybe remix “0% chance” and “impossible” over and over while showing clips of Garnett lifiting up the Lakers jersey and shaking Kupchak’s hand during is innagural press conference? That would be wonderful. Just Wonderful.[/quote]

    great post,im with you that would be awsome a collection of his dumb reports and the 0% chance shit, that would be a great vid.and this website already is getting semi-nation coverage being on abc and nbc and what not.that would be great tunning into abc and them showing it LOL. RIC BUCHER YOUR A FUCKING DUMBASS!!!!! KG to L.A. SOON!gurentee!!!!!!!

  • cyrus

    That’s Right, Rpoc,

    Well, we tried to get a room but they told us that you guys were in there the night before and made a lot of noises and a big fucking mess, their toilette was clogged with a lot of condoms so, they didn’t give us the room. hahahahah
    Just a joke guys. LOL

  • cameron

    the warriors have way better young talent to trade than lakers r u serious lol.

  • Rpoc

    Damn look how seriously he took that That’s Right.

    It hurt his soul

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="6307"]I’m wondering how long do we wait for a KG trade to happen before trading for JO or Pau Gasol? What if Minnesota holds on to KG and JO and/or Gasol get traded elsewhere??

    Lastly, any trade to get rid of Radman and his crap contract is well worth it.[/quote]
    The NJ deal was a tactic to get the Lakers to overpay. That rumor hasn’t been mentioned again and it said they liked the Lakers deal better.

    Bulls have wanted Gasol for some time now and haven’t reach anything.

    NY is out of the race with the acquisition of Randolph.

    A bunch of stalemates.

  • cyrus

    Rpoc,

    C,mon man, you made a joke I laughed and I made one for you to laugh.
    nothing serious. We are cool ? LOL

  • steve

    CYRUS.When you are an nba fan and its this time of the year and you are waiting for that huge deal to happen the first thing you do is check the nba sites and watch espn for a clip that was shown at the start of the show but doesnt get shown for half an hour>Its all designed to keep everyone on edge and watching the show even if you dont like(nas cars,indy,nfl baseball ,ect).The nba is big buisness and rumours keep the wheel turning even at this time of the year when the nba wheel turns slowly..bring on the start of the season already, whatever changes we make

  • Mark

    VOTE 4 KOBE BRYANT

    WHOS NOW

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=whosnow

    PLEEEEEESE. KOBE has to win sum award for his greatness.
    LeBron is being over commercialized.
    LeBron is Good. Kobe is better.
    VOTE 4 KOBE

  • Cyrus

    Steve, They are all in it for the money, from the owners, players, coaches and of course the media. You and I are the indirect buyers. If you go to grocery stores, they hide the most needed items in the bottom shelf, you see so many other items before you can pick your most consumed item. It’s no different in the media. In sports, politics or business news. It’s all about ratings. I used to work for a marketing company; they had a rating reference called “Nielsen Ratings” or “Cume Ratings”. The better those ratings are the higher the price for TV or Radio commercial spot. And they way to get higher ratings is to get you and I glued to TV waiting to hear some bogus rumor story.

  • Jimmy

    Are you serious? McHale could have gotten

    Odom/Bynum or Marion/any other Sun bedsides Amare and Nash

    But they’ll now setlle for the #8 pick with Ellis? COME ON!

  • http://io5627901.fizzenergy.com lance

    vote kobe on whos now at espn.com if we all vote every time kobe competes he can win all the time

  • mat

    first of all, hi to all of u and regards from germany (yes, there are still b-ball fans over here)
    i´m watching lakers games for nearly 15 years (as far as it is possible in germany – thanks to the fucking broadcasters at this place) and this offseason is truly the hell for me like many of u guys.
    a dream will come true if KG comes to LA. two of my favourite players on one team – could it be better
    but i´m so sad of reading all these roumors every day. i´m checking this page nearly every day and nothing happens. i´m so sick off it
    and now this – talks are legit, with GS??? what the fuck, i hate this bunch of guys really
    first they knock dallas out of the playoffs – this could have been dirks year, mvp and the championship – wow, ok in the end he failed by himself, but this is a another story.
    and now they want to steal KG
    i really don´t hope so
    kobe musst stay in LA and for this they need garnett
    get him and bring back the glory
    sorry, if my englisch isn´t as good as yours but i try my best

  • lakerfan81

    I think there are actual insiders saying these things. It wouldn’t surprise me if people are told to drop hints and rumors by the NBA. It creates good publicity.

  • lakerfan81

    Heres an interesting article

    McCants: Garnett doesn’t want to go
    Timberwolves teammate says K.G. is happy being ‘a king’ in Minnesota
    BY RICK ALONZO
    Pioneer Press
    Article Last Updated: 07/08/2007 11:33:53 PM CDT

    LAS VEGAS – One of Kevin Garnett’s closest friends on the Timberwolves said the face of the franchise doesn’t want to play anywhere else.

    Guard Rashad McCants has heard all the trade rumors and speculation about Garnett but doesn’t buy it.

    “We really try not to talk about basketball when we’re around each other,” McCants said Sunday. “It’s a friendship. We try to leave that on-court stuff out of the way. But we talked about it a couple of times, scenarios and places. There’s no other place he wants to be. When you’re a king in your own kingdom, why would you want to go somewhere else?”

    The “it’s cool to be the king” line of reasoning could keep Garnett in Minnesota.

    But Garnett could force the trade issue if he decides being a prince on another team, especially a championship contender, would be preferable.

    McCants didn’t sound too worried that Garnett would be wearing a different jersey next season.

    “I heard the same kind of thing last year,” McCants said. “It’s a recurring act just to stir up some controversy and so forth. K.G. doesn’t want to go anywhere. I don’t want him to go anywhere. I know a lot of the Minnesota fans don’t want him to go anywhere. But it’s a business, and we just have to respect (management’s) decisions.”

    heres the link for the full one.

    http://www.twincities.com/timberwolves/ci_6329241

  • LakersFirst

    [quote comment="6311"]the warriors have way better young talent to trade than lakers r u serious lol.[/quote]

    Are you high!!! Monta Ellis is a decent player but the #8 pick Brendan Wright. He’s going to be an NBA bust. Even in the NCAA tournament Wright was a bust (watch the USC vs North Carolina game and you’ll know what I’m talking about).

    Comparing those two players to Lamar Odom, who was having an all-star year before hurting his knee and Bynum who has a lot of upside is NOT even a proper comparison.

  • mikedeezy2k8

    well mccants may want kg there but that doesnt really make sense, hes king in minnisota but has no chance of winning a championship? so hell just sit there, lose, and be king? kg will ahve a different jersey next year, hopefully itll be purp and gold

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    golden state has a lot better yung talent to offer all we have is bynum and jordan f amd neither are gurantees

  • ONE

    Mitch, are you an idiot? Why cant you get Garnett???? Its so simple, Here, check it out, and dont forget to thank me when you keep your job….

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2748~1998~1031~3002~539~549~1823~1016~2789~2421~2027~934~261&teams=16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~13

  • LakersFirst

    Name some of the GREAT Golden State young talent (other than Monta Ellis)? I’m dying to hear this.

  • KBisDarthVader

    is anyone else tired of the kg rumors yet? “talks are legit”…come on now. would kg really go to gstate? would they be in a position to contend? would KG fit Don Nelson’s “system”? probably not, not really, not at all. another article said “KG for dirk makes sense for both teams…” really? this stuff is rediculous now. i agree the lakers package isnt great for the wolves, but the bottom line is that 1) LA is the best destination for KG (now that the suns are out of the chase) and 2) unless KG forces the issue, the wolves aren’t going to trade him

  • the bayyyy

    all you guys are retarded…monta ellis is a decent player?? lol..he’s a f***in stud…the kid is 22 and is regarded as one of the quickest players in the NBA and steals the ball whenever he wants…you guys havent watched the warriors play enough to talk about them…where were the lakers and Kobe after the first round? exactly…i thought your young talent is wayyyy better than GS…Davis,Monta, jackson, harrington, barnes, pietrus, biedrins…they will prob let pietrus go but they want barnes back…you guys don’t even know about kelenna azibuke though…he’s hard…and brandon wright who cares how he’ll turn out…NBA scouts love this guy cuz his athleticism and length..and the last one Belinelli…37 pt debut the other day…run and gun warriors….so we got davis, monta, jackson, harrington, and biedrins with belinelli wright barnes(if he resigns)perovic (the 7’2 they are about to sign out of europoe) and azibuke coming off the bench…we are about to sign another thug to complement jackson lol pierre pierc..we hard out here…and there are no fans compared to bay area fans

  • the bayyyy

    its not about better players anymore in trades…its about money..t-wolves would get ellis wright obryant and expring contacts…..all three make prob a combined 5 mill per yr…add those young guys with McCants, Randy Foye and Craig Smith and brewer…they will have cap space after next year and they will definitely be a young talented team and have a bright future..you guys need to think before you talk

  • LAL4LIFE

    [quote comment="6331"]Mitch, are you an idiot? Why cant you get Garnett???? Its so simple, Here, check it out, and dont forget to thank me when you keep your job….

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2748~1998~1031~3002~539~549~1823~1016~2789~2421~2027~934~261&teams=16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~13/quote

    LMFAO

  • Fatty

    Mitch, are you an idiot? Why cant you get Garnett???? Its so simple, Here, check it out, and dont forget to thank me when you keep your job….

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2748~1998~1031~3002~539~549~1823~1016~2789~2421~2027~934~261&teams=16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~16~13

    I forwarded this to Mitch’s Blackberry with your suggestion.

  • KBisDarthVader

    [quote comment="6398"]all you guys are retarded…monta ellis is a decent player?? lol..he’s a f***in stud…the kid is 22 and is regarded as one of the quickest players in the NBA and steals the ball whenever he wants…you guys havent watched the warriors play enough to talk about them…where were the lakers and Kobe after the first round? exactly…i thought your young talent is wayyyy better than GS…Davis,Monta, jackson, harrington, barnes, pietrus, biedrins…they will prob let pietrus go but they want barnes back…you guys don’t even know about kelenna azibuke though…he’s hard…and brandon wright who cares how he’ll turn out…NBA scouts love this guy cuz his athleticism and length..and the last one Belinelli…37 pt debut the other day…run and gun warriors….so we got davis, monta, jackson, harrington, and biedrins with belinelli wright barnes(if he resigns)perovic (the 7’2 they are about to sign out of europoe) and azibuke coming off the bench…we are about to sign another thug to complement jackson lol pierre pierc..we hard out here…and there are no fans compared to bay area fans[/quote]

    the warriors are trash,they would have been stomped out by any other team in the playoffs. kg doesn’t have time to wait for all those young guys to grow up ( there are some nice prospects, true) and contend…he wants to win now. the warriors are more likely to win a championship than trade for kg…dont bet on either

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="6314"]Rpoc,

    C,mon man, you made a joke I laughed and I made one for you to laugh.
    nothing serious. We are cool ? LOL[/quote]
    Let’s not get all emo here