Golden State Warriors Pass Phoenix Suns As Frontrunners In Kevin Garnett Sweepstakes
The Warriors have all the parts to pull off a KG trade … Golden State has the guts, the roster parts and unlike, other teams, they seem prepared to assume Garnett’s expensive contract … Click here for news and analysis on this story …
WarriorsWorld.net and Tim Kawakami, a San Jose Mercury sports writer, discuss the Garnett rumors:
WW.NET: Warrior Fans are on 24/7 KG watch, is it just a tease or does Mully have it in him to pull off a deal for Kg?
Tim: Since I’m right along there on the 24/7 Warriors-Garnett watch and have been on sentry duty for 2 years now, it’s hard for me to say it’s impossible. Actually, I think it’s very possible and that’s one thing I think Mullin has always known: He has the best match for what
should want. Let me emphasize SHOULD, because who knows what Kevin McHale, in his trembly heart of hearts, really wants for KG. Minnesota
As I’ve written a few times, the longer we go into this, the less likely that other serious bidders are going to stay bidding–
would be the big dog in this one. If Phoenix has decided Amare Stoudamire won’t be moved for KG, then the Warriors become the next-most-likely candidate, it’s just up to McHale. Phoenix
Mullin made the Baron Davis move. He made the Stephen Jackson/Al Harrington for Dunleavy/Murphy/Diogu move. He can do big deals. And those were nothing compared to the time and will he has put into chasing KG. So let’s see…
My Quick Take: I agree with Kawakami’s answer. Point blank: is the front-runner to acquire The Big Ticket from . The Warriors possess the guts and parts to pull off a blockbuster, mega-trade for .
I disagree with Kawakami on a minor point. I think Garnett’s contract scared the Suns off of making a deal. It wasn’t about ; The Big Ticket was, well, too big a ticket. would have been on the hook for his twenty million dollar salary plus a multi-million dollar trade kicker payment.
This is too rich a price for
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