With Kevin Garnett and his agent telling the Boston Celtics and their "braintrust" to stay the hell away from him plus the Minnesota Timberwolves' inept owner Glen Taylor and clueless GM Kevin McHale not so stealthily indicating that the superstar is available on the trading market [see Wolves-Celtics trade talk? Garnett says forget it on ESPN.com] Warriors Nation is left salivating at even the slim chance that KG could be coming to the Bay. GSoM friend Tim Kawakami thinks KG to the Bay has gotten a lot more realistic in the past week. Here's his take on KG to the Warriors:
I always have been told that Garnett would very much like to be a Warrior, a feeling that heated up after the acquisition of Baron Davis (KG really wants to play with a great point guard) and probably went torch-inferno during/after the Warriors’ Nellie-ball escapades in the playoffs.
By the way, I think it’s understood that Chris Mullin has been intrigued by Garnett for years and years, and that Don Nelson couldn’t find a better fit for his system than Garnett.
2. Would Garnett agree to a Warrior trade?
Answer: Almost certainly, yes. He wants to play with Baron and he likes California, enough said.
Make sure to check out the rest of Tim's blog post about KG to the Warriors on Talking Points.
I don't think I need to tell you how great of a player KG is, so I won't. I don't think I need to tell you how great of a fit KG would be for the Nellieball, so I won't. I don't think I need to tell you how much fun it would be see to KG in a Warriors uniform, so I won't. I don't think I need to tell you how much fun KG would have playing in the Roaracle Arena in front of the best fans in the league, so I won't.
We love KG in the Bay and KG will LOVE it here.
Ooops, I guess I just sorta did.
Mullin, Nellie, McHale, KG, KG's agent- We believe ya'll can make this happen... and you know what happens when We Believe here in good ol' Warriors' land.
I'll even eat Wheaties instead of Cocoa Krispies every morning if KG comes here!
That's more of a commitment to winning than Kevin McHale and the Timberkittens ever had in Minnesnowta.
The Free KG Movement is in full session...
Head on over to ESPN's Trade Machine and post the best trades you can come up with to bring KG to the Bay in the comments section.
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Also check out
- The Cost of Bringing KG to the Bay [Hoopsworld]
- The Eternal Sunshine of a KG-Obsessed Mind [Fast Break]
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