Found this from a new SportingNews.com article. The writer talks about how “optimism is killing big trades.” None the less, he writes on Garnett first:
SportingNews.com: Here’s the latest from front-office sources on the max-contract guys who have been rumored to be on the block.
Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves. There’s no question that, last month, the Timberwolves were as open as they’ve ever been to trading Garnett. But here’s the problem in Minnesota — owner Glen Taylor is a nice guy and an incurable optimist. (That’s why Kevin McHale still has a job.) Garnett is loyal and has not pushed for a trade. He’s one of the rare players who feels a responsibility for cleaning up the team’s current mess, not looking for the “trade-me” cop-out. Adding a wrinkle is Garnett’s enormous, $20 million contract. “They should make a deal,” says one league source. “It would be good for everyone. But Glen is always going to look at the roster and think he has a chance, even if he doesn’t, even if it is obvious they need to rebuild. So there’s never going to be a mindset of, ‘We have to trade Kevin.’ “