Wednesday , May , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves Unlikely to Trade Kevin Garnett

All the talk of a change of scenery for The Big Ticket has apparently been nothing but hot air, with an NBA source revealing today that Minnesota wouldn’t consider trading Kevin Garnett for anything less than a superstar. While essentially an empty revelation at first sight, it shoots down Chicago’s chances of landing K.G. in the summer, along with any number of rumoured deals even more farfetched.

. While essentially an empty revelation at first sight, it shoots down Chicago’s chances of landing K.G. in the summer, along with any number of rumoured deals even more farfetched.

An NBA source tells us that Minnesota has no intention of trading Garnett and wouldn’t even listen to offers unless the name in return starts with something along the lines of Kobe or LeBron.

That being the case, and unless there’s a sudden change of heart, the T’wolves intend to quickly find the necessary players to fill in around Garnett, and that takes the Bulls out of any potential deal with Minnesota.

Timberwolves Unlikely to Trade Kevin Garnett

What are we to make of this, then? Well, firstly that the organisation is content with team performances ranging between mediocre and average. Kevin may have carried this franchise on his back for the better part of a decade, but he’s yet to even catch a whiff of a title. Minnesota management can talk all they want about slotting talented players into the gaps around him, but they lack the personnel (outside of K.G., of course) to be able to make a trade which brings them any real benefit.
 

My advice for the Wolves? Cut K.G. loose and let him chase a chip elsewhere. It’s clear that their chances of bringing home the silverware any time soon are close to zero, but with the young, talented core a K.G. trade could bring, they’d be on the path to basketball’s promised land once again.

CYE