Well now there is a report Ainge will not confirm the deal as being “done,” as the numerous AP media outlets report…

Yahoo Sports: It was reported earlier Monday that the Celtics would send forward Al Jefferson, swingman Gerald Green, point guard Sebastian Telfair, the expiring contract of center Theo Ratliff and at least one future first-round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for one of the league’s biggest superstars.

But Ainge would not confirm the deal.

“(The reports) can speculate all they want,” he said to the newspaper. “I can confirm we are talking, sure. We’re in discussions with (Garnett).”

While I still feel that KG will be eventually headed to the Celtics, I found this part interesting:

“I’m sure we’re one of a few teams that are in discussions with the Timberwolves,” Ainge said.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    Told Ya’ll KeeP the Faith .

    KG 2 BOSTON will not go down……..i hope

  • LAL4LIFE

    this article is the only good news >:D

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    :lol:

    The dream lives on…

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote post="644"]“I’m sure we’re one of a few teams that are in discussions with the Timberwolves,” Ainge said.[/quote]

    ….hope is all we need….lets hope those other teams is the LAKERS!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    also isnt it kinda wierd the same day Celtics and Wolves get into serious talk we SIGN COBY KARL??????….jus my thoughts…hmmm???

  • jk9999990

    me too why?

  • shakobe

    Lets hope that the garnett says no to the deal and the whole thing goes away.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    maybe cause Javaris or Farmar is invoved in a trade and we need a insurance guard like Coby Karl??????

  • jk9999990

    me too

  • shakobe

    [quote comment="9890"]me too[/quote]

    you belive me now? lol

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    :lol: How the pace of the wind can change…

  • jk9999990

    yup shkobe

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment="9893"]:lol: How the pace of the wind can change…[/quote]
    tell me about it SO I SAY WE KEEP GETGARNETT.com

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9893"]:lol: How the pace of the wind can change…[/quote]
    but how come other sites are saying KG to Boston DONE deal LD2k?

  • jk9999990

    we ddo you think the lakers offer is

  • shakobe

    the only time ill give up is when i see garnett holding up a boston jersey ( hopefully that day will never come ) come on mitch you can do it. we belive………….

  • Smush Oneal

    What’s Ainge supposed to say?

    “It’s a done deal guys get your hopes up for an official announcement tomorrow , if there’s a snag or anything before the deal gets finalized I apologize for getting all your hopes up.”

    Is that really what you think he’s gonna say?

    LMAO!

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment="9898"]the only time ill give up is when i see garnett holding up a boston jersey ( hope fully that day will never come )[/quote]

    AMEN to THAT

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [quote comment="9896"][quote comment="9893"]:lol: How the pace of the wind can change…[/quote]
    but how come other sites are saying KG to Boston DONE deal LD2k?[/quote]
    It’s all floating off of ONE AP report.

    It may be, but this is interesting.

    It could be somenoe leaked from his Boston camp and he’s trying to downplay it – but why did he earlier say they were in the hunt for KG. Something is Fishy.

    Keep the hope alive. It just won’t die.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    Mitch needs to be creative…’effin get garnett!!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Plus it was posted at “Monday, Jul 30, 2007 6:53 pm, EDT”

    Which meant about 4:00pm our time, it’s fresher than the AP report.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9901"][quote comment="9896"][quote comment="9893"]:lol: How the pace of the wind can change…[/quote]
    but how come other sites are saying KG to Boston DONE deal LD2k?[/quote]
    It’s all floating off of ONE AP report.

    It may be, but this is interesting.

    It could be somenoe leaked from his Boston camp and he’s trying to downplay it – but why did he earlier say they were in the hunt for KG. Something is Fishy.

    Keep the hope alive. It just won’t die.[/quote]
    something fishy indeed…mitch needs to do somethin man!…he knows kobe will opt out if he doesnt aquire KG!…the LAKER EMPIRE rests in KG’s head: Lakers or Celtics…oooh God sounds like a rivarly already!!!$!%#^#%

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9903"]Plus it was posted at “Monday, Jul 30, 2007 6:53 pm, EDT”

    Which meant about 4:00pm our time, it’s fresher than the AP report.[/quote]
    good sign man…and btw how do u find all this info so damn fast lol…do u search everythin on google or somethin?

  • shortdiezel

    OUR ONLY HOPE IS FOR KOBE TO CALL K.G.

  • SILO

    COME ON KG! WISE UP! SAY NO TO AINGE!

  • somelakerfan1

    l luv u ainge

    dont excpet it ur lossing al jeferson and gerald green dont

    tell ur freind mchmsell to trade him to la

  • cyrus

    Ainge: No Garnett Deal Yet.

    I found the full report about Ainge not confirming the deal. I think Yahoo just published parts of it, they got it from Twincities.com, which is a major publication in Minnesota. Here it is:

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_6499218?source=most_viewed&nclick_check=1

  • somelakerfan1

    *mcsmell

  • Rpoc

    Reminds me of Artest. A glimmer that he might not go to the Queens and then bam, Queens.

    Edit: Excuse me, Queens not Kings

    Moral of the story: Don’t put in too much hope

    The hold up must be KG himself.

  • shakobe

    [quote comment="9903"]Plus it was posted at “Monday, Jul 30, 2007 6:53 pm, EDT”

    Which meant about 4:00pm our time, it’s fresher than the AP report.[/quote]

    hey i got another confirmation for you that the deal is not done yet, here is a link for you http://www.startribune.com/wolves/story/1332831.html

  • somelakerfan1

    u guys just wanna say this

    these past 2 years we gave luv care credit to smush parker and now that he signed with miami lets see how he treats us.

    he said on pardon the interuption show that
    wade is a better person and player then kobe can u belive that he said that

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [quote comment="9914"]Ainge: No Garnett Deal Yet.

    I found the full report about Ainge not confirming the deal. I think Yahoo just published parts of it, they got it from Twincities.com, which is a major publication in Minnesota. Here it is:

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_6499218?source=most_viewed&nclick_check=1/quote
    Can you post it – I don’t have a log in and want to put it up on GetGarnett.com.

  • cyrus

    Here is Garnett agent talking about KG, Full report is available in the link in my previous post

    “..Andy Miller, Garnett’s agent, said the face of the Wolves franchise is aware of the trade talks.
    “I think that he’s more open to opportunities in general than he was the first time he heard his name being mentioned in a trade,” Miller told the Pioneer Press. “At this point, he’s looking at it from a different perspective.”

    The trade talks that swirled the last two months helped Garnett realize that a deal was possible, Miller said.

    “Everything that had gone on in the past probably was an awakening for him,” Miller said. “He’s fiercely loyal, as I’ve said before. He loves the team and the organization and the state of Minnesota and the fans. But I think everything that happened over the last two months probably was more of an awakening that Minnesota is looking to move in a different direction and it’s time for him to look at his options, as well.”

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [quote comment="9905"][quote comment="9903"]Plus it was posted at “Monday, Jul 30, 2007 6:53 pm, EDT”

    Which meant about 4:00pm our time, it’s fresher than the AP report.[/quote]
    good sign man…and btw how do u find all this info so damn fast lol…do u search everythin on google or somethin?[/quote]
    I’ve got people who help me out – people in the media, and friends who help out. Lakers fans baby, can’t beat ‘em :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9921"][quote comment="9905"][quote comment="9903"]Plus it was posted at “Monday, Jul 30, 2007 6:53 pm, EDT”

    Which meant about 4:00pm our time, it’s fresher than the AP report.[/quote]
    good sign man…and btw how do u find all this info so damn fast lol…do u search everythin on google or somethin?[/quote]
    I’ve got people who help me out – people in the media, and friends who help out. Lakers fans baby, can’t beat ‘em :)[/quote]
    YEA MAN LAKER 4 LIFE!!!

    …anyways u should make Cyrus part of the staff he always finds great info!!!!

  • cyrus

    As optimistic it sounds, I still have a tinny bit of hope left that Lakers could be part of a 3 way deal, which was circulating the Blogsphere 2 weeks ago.

  • http://www.myspace.com/stevesspace TheEclectic

    This is just clinging to straw men. Ainge obviously doesn’t want to jeopordize anything. This reminds me of when LA was getting GP and Malone and Kupcake wouldn’t confirm anything all the way up till they signed on the dotted line. Face it fans: the dream is dead. All we can hope for now is that management doesn’t ship the LO and Bynum for a poor man’s Garnett errr Jermaine O’neal.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9923"]As optimistic it sounds, I still have a tinny bit of hope left that Lakers could be part of a 3 way deal, which was circulating the Blogsphere 2 weeks ago.[/quote]
    you mean the Lakers/Minny/Celtics deal right?

    Lakers trade: Odom.Bynum, and Kwame
    Celtics trade: Theo Ratliff, Gerald Green, Telfair
    Minny trades: Kevin Garnett

    Lakers RECIEVE: Kevin Garnett
    Celtics RECIEVE: Lamar Odom
    Minny RECIEVE: Bynum,Gerald Green,Telfair,Kwame,Ratliff, and *maybe picks*

    ^SOUNDS GREAT TO ME…plus everyone’s happy!!!

  • cyrus

    OK Guys, here is the full report. It’s long but you asked for it.

    Ainge: No Garnett deal yet
    BY RICK ALONZO
    Pioneer Press
    Article Launched: 07/30/2007 12:01:00 AM CDT

    Boston Celtics executive Danny Ainge refuted a report Monday afternoon that his team had reached an agreement in principal to acquire Timberwolves all-star Kevin Garnett.

    The Associated Press, citing an unnamed Boston official, reported that the Celtics who could be traded to the Wolves are Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green and Theo Ratliff in addition to at least one future draft pick. But Ainge said no deal is in place.

    “They can speculate all they want,” Ainge told the Pioneer Press.

    The Boston Globe also cited an unnamed Celtics official in reporting that a deal was in place. The Wolves would receive Jefferson, Green, Ratliff, Telfair, Ryan Gomes and two future first-round picks, according to the Globe.

    The trade might not be officially announced tonight because of the number of contracts involved and some necessary reworking of Garnett’s contract, the Globe reported.

    Ainge did say earlier in the day that he is pursuing Garnett. And Garnett is more open to a trade than he’s been in the past, his agent said.

    “I can confirm we’re talking, sure,” Ainge told the Pioneer Press. “We’re in discussions about K.G.”

    Ainge declined to discuss details of the talks, including which Celtics players might be involved in a trade for Garnett or how close the Celtics and Wolves might be to completing a deal. But the teams were reportedly close to a deal in June that would have included Jefferson, the rising young forward, and Celtics veteran Ratliff,
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    who has a salary-cap friendly contract that could make the trade work under the NBA’s rules.

    “I’m sure we’re one of a few teams that are in discussions with the Timberwolves,” said Ainge, Boston’s executive director of basketball operations.

    Andy Miller, Garnett’s agent, said the face of the Wolves franchise is aware of the trade talks.

    “I think that he’s more open to opportunities in general than he was the first time he heard his name being mentioned in a trade,” Miller told the Pioneer Press. “At this point, he’s looking at it from a different perspective.”

    The trade talks that swirled the last two months helped Garnett realize that a deal was possible, Miller said.

    “Everything that had gone on in the past probably was an awakening for him,” Miller said. “He’s fiercely loyal, as I’ve said before. He loves the team and the organization and the state of Minnesota and the fans. But I think everything that happened over the last two months probably was more of an awakening that Minnesota is looking to move in a different direction and it’s time for him to look at his options, as well.”

    Last month, with trade rumors flying, Miller reportedly said that Garnett wouldn’t be interested in playing for the Celtics. But that was before the Celtics acquired Ray Allen in a trade from the Seattle SuperSonics.

    With Allen added to a roster that already includes Paul Pierce, the addition of Garnett could push the Celtics into the NBA Finals in a wide-open Eastern Conference. The Celtics would have three future hall of famers and perhaps the best trio in the NBA.

    Garnett’s consent could be essential to any trade because he can opt out of his contract next summer. That gives him considerable power in deciding where he might land. A potential trade partner might not want to make a deal unless it had assurances from Garnett that he wouldn’t opt out.

    Garnett has two years remaining on his contract, and if he opted out next summer, he would leave $23 million on the table.

    But with the Wolves having missed the playoffs the last three seasons, Garnett might have reason to consider joining a new team as his best option to win his first championship.

    Miller and Garnett are paying close attention to Minnesota’s talks with the Celtics.

    Said Miller: “We’re in the midst of sorting through things as we speak.”

    A Wolves spokesman said Kevin McHale, Wolves vice president of basketball operations, had no comment. Messages left for Wolves owner Glen Taylor weren’t immediately returned.

    Taylor had recently said it was unlikely Garnett would be traded, but left open the possibility.

    Garnett is the highest paid player in the NBA. He is set to make $22 million next season, which makes trading him challenging. And he has a 15-percent trade kicker that could complicate matters.

    Rick Alonzo can be reached at ralonzo@pioneerpress.com.

  • shakobe

    [quote comment="9924"]Face it fans: the dream is dead.
    not intill he holds a boston jersey!!! not dead sorry its still alive.

  • nba analyst

    Good grief people…get a grip

    1. Ainge cannot directly confirm a deal until it is a done deal as a team official. Anything else is tampering. Note that the deal was first reported as coming from an “anonymous team official”…IOW, a source that cannot be publicly outed. There is nothing to take any hope into that.

    2. In the unlikelyhood this deal does not go down, it still means nothing to the Lakers. The Lakers still have nothing that interests Minnesota…nothing. Reviving three team trades isn’t going to help because they all been run up the flag pole and taken right back down again.

    This site is filled with a bunch of Linus Vanpelt’s waiting for the Great Pumpkin to show up on Halloween just like in the Peanuts TV show. Keep wishing and hoping like children waiting for their toys….it keeps me amused!!

  • kgmvp

    The only reason why danny ainge is saying no deal yet is because their in contract talks with kg for an extension. Minny and Boston have agreed that kg is going to boston. It´s all up to kg now( about the contract talks)

  • nba analyst