Stein: Trade deadline is when Wolves get serious about trading KG

This isn’t a surprise, but in ESPN’s Mark Stein’s latest chat, he believes at this upcoming season’s deadline – the last chance Minny would have to trade KG before he has the option to opt out of his contract – is when they will “consider” a Garnett trade:

Ken (St. Paul): Thank you for paying attention to what the Wolves are saying and clarifying for everyone that the Wolves aren’t interested in trading KG. It gets old to listen to all the trade speculation and people thinking the Wolves and other small market teams should be minor league feeder systems for the big markets like LA, Chicago, NY, and Boston.

Marc Stein: (11:48 AM ET ) Just to be clear, Ken. I don’t agree with what they’re saying. They should be trying to get Marion and more from Phoenix for KG. They can get two or three front-line players from the Suns for KG. But the latest intel says that the Wolves will instead wait until February, when KG is only a few months away from opting out of his deal to become a free agent, before seriously considering a trade.

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  • KingKobe

    Let’s hope that “Thank God for opt-outs.” comment by KG holds up even after he’s traded. It’s the only way we get him in purple and gold.

  • lakerfan81

    I think if Minnesota wants to trade Garnett other teams have more to offfer then the lakers do (pheonix for instance: marion and stoudamire, though i think thats a stupid trade for phx trading amare works but not amare and marion). The only way I see Garnett being traded to the lakers is if he specifically asks to be traded specifically to LA.

    The problem for garnett is that his contract at 20M is so huge that not many teams can trade for him. If or when minny looks to trade Garnett I think they will look to the east for a trade not the west.

    So unless he opts and really wants to pair up with Kobe and play in LA and signs for the MLE next off season the lakers are not going to get. I think if they lakers could get a solid PG and sign KG next off season for a MLE they would be the favorites. KG fits perfectly in the triangle offense with his passing ablility and versatility. ANd he doesn’t need or want all of the attention and be the center of the team and offense I personally think he would preform better if he wasnt the center of the offense like playing with Kobe in LA.

    so heres hoping for an opt-out next after next season

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/YKASTRO KINGK8BE24

    king kobe and kg 2008-2009 champs

  • One35

    Is this really worthy to be posted in GetGarnett? seriously we shouldn’t be posting every single thing thats out there and more then anything that chat was about the Suns and not the Lakers.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    One35, if KG opts out “HE DECIDES” where he wants to go at that point. He could go to Phx, Lakers, Knicks… who knows. But despite all the attention on Kobe, I thought it’d be a breathe of fresh air to report some Garnett speculation.

  • arnel,chicago,IL

    hey yea umm suns are stupid if they wanna trade away their players but lakers could have kg before july if KG says i want a trade or trade me to the lakers that be great cuz then his value will go down a lit bit… so we need to trade for kg or hope he’ll sign for the mle…kb and kg sounds good

  • One35

    If the Lakers land JO whats the exact need for KG LD2K? I’m sure the Lakers are keeping there options open with Minnesota but its a dead issue.

  • http://www.kb24.com darkice18

    imagine we get JO for bynum and LO and we trade kwame and pick for artest….

    farmar
    kobe
    artest
    ronny
    jo

    ….then when KG opts out he comes to LAL for the MLE

    farmar
    kobe
    artest
    KG
    JO

    ^ DAAAAAYYUUUUUM U N S T O P P A B L E

  • lal4life

    [quote comment="1386"]imagine we get JO for bynum and LO and we trade kwame and pick for artest….

    farmar
    kobe
    artest
    ronny
    jo

    ….then when KG opts out he comes to LAL for the MLE

    farmar
    kobe
    artest
    KG
    JO

    ^ DAAAAAYYUUUUUM U N S T O P P A B L E[/quote]

    Keep dreaming……

  • dont be fooled..

    yeah yeah yeah but don’t forget that KG wants a ring and I don’t think that he thinks that the lakers are better than the suns.. if it comes down to LA or PHX go to phoenix KG!!!
    you ain’t got much years left on your body… much milage.
    cya

  • kobe2481

    dont be fooled what r u sayin kg come to la phhoenix will hate u there but in la we will love u and support u and do whatever we can to make u happy unlike pheonix they care about nothing only shooting the ball in 7seconds but in la we are a team that can and will championship if u come here.

    plzz kg come to la (lal)

  • jrands

    I think it will be tough for any team to trade for KG because he won’t he still have the choice to opt out after next season? So potentially PHX or whoever can trade for him and he can just leave after the season. How sweet would that be.

  • kb24lightsout

    [quote comment="1388"]yeah yeah yeah but don’t forget that KG wants a ring and I don’t think that he thinks that the lakers are better than the suns.. if it comes down to LA or PHX go to phoenix KG!!!
    you ain’t got much years left on your body… much milage.
    cya[/quote]
    thats was retarded
    what makes you think that PHX is gonna win a title if they havent even won one in franchise history!
    they have been contenders over the past year but havent even made it to the confernce finals.And with young talent in Golden State,Seattle, and Portland what makes you think its going to be any eaiser if he goes to PHX?
    LA is the place to play with the best player in the world in Kobe Bryant!

  • http://hellbydante.deviantart.com hellbydante

    Since kobe and us fans want something done this summer, i doubt we have enough pieces to pursue for KG as we approach the trade deadline… unless we all can bear it and wait till then… i think wolves would likely make the trade instead of letting KG opting out…

  • billlybooy

    KG for MLE ? lmao

  • KingKobe

    That’s pretty damn realistic if you ask me. KG has made hundreds of millions of dollars up to this point. Besides, there isn’t many teams out there that could actually contend and Still give him max money? If he doesn’t get traded to the Suns next year I have no doubt KG comes home to play with the Lakers. Especially if we manage to get JO and Artest. He’d be stupid not to.

  • kenshi1023

    either a team with KG and KOBE or a team without. that is my pick. there is no point to have it any other ways, because any other ways would only put the lakers second at best. if we can’t get KG ever, now or later, then just let kobe goes wherever he thinks he can win. and bring back vanexel, eddiejones, sedalethreatt. they were nobodies, but they made the lakers a contender year after year and fun to watched, they kept showtime alive after ‘the lakers dynasty’ came crashing down.

  • dont be fooled..

    I think that KG won’t come to LA because he is too loyal to the fans of minny.. don’t get me wrong about the whole PHX thing but The Suns are bigger playoff conternders than The lakers and I think KG will look at it that way…

  • Fatty

    What are Minnie’s chances of even making the playoffs next year? With the improved west? Slim and none. KG needs a friend to slap him around a little and talk some sense into this guy. The Twolves will never win the title in KG’s lifetime and probally will never make the playoffs in the foreseeable future.

    Minniesota = Cold, losing
    LA = Warmth, Celebrities, Fun, Convertibles, bikini Clad girls, Winning, and NBA Titles

    This loyalty thing with KG is misplaced. KG needs to be a little more loyal to himself. The Twolves need to be more appreciative to KG for all the good years he’s given them and do the right thing. They can read his mind, he doesn’t need to ask for a trade. Send him to a contender. Send him home to the Lakers.

  • Cooleo24

    NOw im a laker fan. But i have a gut feeling that garnett mite opt out of his contract, maybe not rite now. But if he does i doubt it that he will come to LA becomes the lakers arent the only team thats going to offer a deal. PHX,MIAMI,BOSTIN r examples. KG wants to be on a team thats Chapionship pointed.LAkers r one.

    BUt com’on. IF u wanted to win a championship now. who would u pick LA or PHX.

  • lakerfan81

    id pick SA spurs

  • billlybooy

    those Front office suckas should get tha move on and bring some changes to the la lakers.
    but please, don’t make silly decisions like, trading LO bynum for o’neal or kinda shit like that