Breaking Down Rumors: Did Mark Cuban Block The Golden State Warriors From Landing Kevin Garnett?
The Mercury News reports that something prevented the Wolves and Warriors from completing a Garnett trade on draft day … Did Mark Cuban, Dallas’ owner, prevent Golden State from landing The Big Ticket? … Click here for news and analysis on this story …
Tim Kawakami on the Warriors trying to acquire Kevin Garnett:
Mullin and Timberwolves executive Kevin McHale are secretive guys, but I’m pretty sure some word of this would’ve gotten out to other NBA execs, coaches, agents or players. I’ve checked: No such word.
It’s just the opposite: Those who should know say there’s no deal. Yet.
I’ve heard from several sources that Mullin and McHale were on the brink of making the deal on draft night but something happened to halt the process.
Now both sides need time to rethink the whole thing (does
want Andris Biedrins? Would Mullin include him? Could Minnesota get back into it? Boston ?). Chicago
Once the adrenaline of draft night vanished and Mullin accepted that he had to move Jason Richardson without knowing if he would end up with Garnett, the likely KG time frame transitioned to September, October or even February.
Mark Cuban, perhaps?
Of course, Nelson is
Around draft day,
McHale would have to think about and consider Dallas’ offer. This would have shifted momentum away from the Warriors’ offer and maybe even killed the deal. What other explanation is there for Garnett not ending up in San Francisco?
There’s no way to know if Cuban intentionally tried to prevent
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