Another report on Ainge not confirming the deal and going against the AP report that this is indeed a “done deal” being agreed upon…
TwinCities: 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.