According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Brooklyn Nets may be interested in making a trade for Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. Nets GM Billy King has asked Boston if Garnett would be interested in coming to Brooklyn, but he has not received a reply yet with all the Doc Rivers craziness going around in Boston.
There are plenty of issues with this trade and it will be very hard to get this done. The biggest problem is that Garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract. This allows him to essentially choose which team he would want to play for, or he could decide to stay in Boston.
Another difficulty is that the Celtics probably don’t want to trade Garnett to an Atlantic Division team who will be facing Boston 4 times each year. This doesn’t make much sense to me because KG will likely only play for another season or two and the Celtics don’t plan to be very competitive during that time.
If Garnett did come to Brooklyn, he would have to get over some arguments he may have had with Nets players last season. Garnett was involved with some mix-ups with Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, and others during some regular season games.
Still, Garnett is a 15-time all-star, a former MVP, and a champion, so the Nets would love to add him.
The teams have not yet had any serious talks about this trade and it is still far from happening. But as Nets fans, we will always have hope.