Every paper in Boston is saying it’s just about done. Right when you think everything is nearly completed, a local news station reveals some interesting information. As reported by WCCO:
WCCO: The Associated Press is reporting that Kevin Garnett is leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves in a multiplayer trade to the Boston Celtics.
The reported deal would bring Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Gerald Green, and Sebastian Telfair to Minnesota. The Timberwolves will also get at least one draft pick.
WCCO’s Mike Max had learned the Timberwolves may have been holding out for a first-round draft pick.
The Timberwolves held an ownership meeting on July 24, sources told WCCO-TV. Once of the concerns addressed in that meeting was revenue. The Timberwolves have been losing money in recent seasons.
One Timberwolves insider, when asked why Garnett would accept a deal to go to Boston now when he previously said “no”, said Boston’s acquisition of Ray Allen of Seattle, plus the addition of Garnett would make the Celtics a team that could win the East.