ESPN: You naturally want to know what happens next with Kevin Garnett.
We do, too.
Yet we all have to get in line behind the Minnesota Timberwolves, since they don’t know either.
After all those years of rejecting outside interest, they’ve been working feverishly to trade Garnett for at least two weeks. Only now Minnesota faces the uncertainty of starting over when Free Agency Season commences at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, knowing it realistically needs at least two other teams to get involved to complete a trade of this magnitude — and knowing it’ll be even tougher to construct a digestible deal than it proved leading up to the first KG deadline, also known as the NBA draft.
Getting a deal done by Thursday night was so crucial because Minnesota’s hope was to trade Garnett for at least one top-10 pick to go with the Wolves’ own No. 7 selection, at least one payroll-slashing contract and at least one top-shelf youngster. Or another top-10 pick in place of the youngster.