Well, new article today. Taylor basically says KG’s preference is to stay, and that he never wanted to leave. While I find this interesting considering KG can walk at the end of the year, it’s a big blow to the “get Garnett” believers:
TwinCities.com: The Timberwolves kept star Kevin Garnett apprised of trade inquiries before the recent NBA draft, but Garnett expressed a preference to remain in Minnesota.
“His preference was that we not trade him,” Wolves owner Glen Taylor said.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the draft, Taylor said Monday, a day after returning from a three-week honeymoon in China, that he never sought to trade Garnett, 31, but for the first time decided to listen more seriously to what teams had to offer.
“In the past, teams had asked me, and I just said, ‘No, we’re not interested,’ ” Taylor said. “But this time, I was going to be more involved and said we probably should just see if something makes sense for us.
“I talked to K.G. about it; I said, ‘You’re going to hear a lot of (rumors) stuff, but I’ll call you if something really happens.’ I just asked him (about a trade), and he’d say, ‘No, I haven’t changed my mind.’