What the Nets are thinking— reportedly — is that they need to upgrade the roster and power forward is one place they feel they can do better. The team reportedly plans to chase after Boston’s Kevin Garnett as they try to add star power for when they move into the Barclays Center.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: No way. No how. Not possible.
Kevin Garnett will not sign with the New Jersey Nets as a free agent this summer because he likes to, you know, win.
Sure, playing in Brooklyn, New York would be nice. Sure, playing in the new $1 billion Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York would be really nice. And sure, getting an amount well over market value from Mikhail Prokhorov - also known as Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Putin’s opponent in a corrupt election, and the Nets’ majority owner - would be really, really nice.
None of that translates to a second championship, though. And Garnett likes to win. Joining a rebuilding Nets team without Deron Williams, who’ll likely sign with the Dallas Mavericks this summer, makes no sense.
Garnett may or may not re-up with the Celtics. One thing is clear: he’ll go where he has a chance at a championship.
The 36-year old and future member of the Hall of Fame doesn’t have the time or temperament for anything else.
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