look up!ESPN: The proposed trade that would have sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, agreed to in principle by ex-teammates Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge, was taken off the table Thursday after Garnett got word to the Celtics that he doesn’t want to play for them.

Garnett, according to sources close to the situation, is hoping for a trade to the Phoenix Suns if he has to leave the only team he has ever played for.

“The Boston trade isn’t happening,” Garnett’s agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan. “If a trade were to happen, that’s not a destination that we’re interested in pursuing.”

It appears that Wolves management — McHale and owner Glen Taylor — is prepared for the first time to make a deal that would end the Garnett Era in Minneapolis after 12 seasons. Taylor, according to Wolves sources, has informed Garnett directly of that change in philosophy.

But Garnett will have a stronger-than-usual say in the destination if he is indeed moved before next season because of the ability to opt of his contract in the summer of 2008 and become a free agent just over a year from now if he forfeits his $23 million salary in 2008-09.

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  • Lakes on 3!!

    KG already has a house in Malibu…not really a hard question. The question is who would the Wolves want in return…the entire Laker squad? The lakers can give a lot for KG and should, and word is Dr. Buss is willing to go over the salary cap for an impact player. We shall see…

    LAKES ON 3!!!

  • Lakers 24 7

    Im eager to hear where Garnett wants to go, im sure he wants to play with Kobe, ship em to L.A. !!!

  • lakersforlife77

    The suspense keeps building day by day, and this could lead to the ultimate offseason climax.

  • http://www.hottopic.com Mr.47

    This would be every laker fan’s wet dream. I would say do it, pull the trigger and get us a man hungry for a championship.

    Ten bucks says KG’s inner beast comes out next to Kobe.

  • dub-quad

    Trade the whole squad, if u can keep Odom that’s great, but he’s the only one I would try to hold on to and if we cant, gotta do what you gotta do…KG in purple and gold is a dream come true. What would be better than the 2 worst GMs in the league making a blockbuster trade? Greatest news I’ve heard since i heard dwade was out for the season !!!

  • Justin M.

    WE all know that we wont get the big ticket especially when he wants 22 mil a year at the age 33!

  • LAKERS4 LIFE

    I believe that getting the big ticket at the age of 30 for 22 mil per season may seem questionable, therefore i think o’neal is the better deal

  • http://www.myspace.com/krzyjin krzyjin

    hoping garnett will come to LA and kobe will stop being arrogant about himself. lakers are doing the best they can. i just hope everything turns out for the better.

  • Rahil

    trade radman, kwame, walton, mcie (sign and trade, and vujacic, and maybe bynum if you have too

    and were are gonna win 7 titles in the next 8 years

  • Ted