NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn?
The notion might not be so far-fetched.
Nets general manager Billy King called the Celtics about the possibility of working out a deal for the future Hall of Famer, but he hasn’t heard back from Boston, multiple sources told the New York Daily News.
The 37-year-old has a no-trade clause, but the franchise is now in the midst of a transition period. After losing to the Knicks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the team lost coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers.
But would the Celtics trade with an Atlantic Division rival? And then there is the financial matter to work out. KG signed a three-year contract extension last year and still has two years and $24.4 million remaining on his contract.
And, of course, the 15-time All-Star would have to agree to come to Brooklyn.
Garnett would give the Nets an added veteran presence and would be a significant upgrade at power forward over Reggie Evans.
The 6-foot-11, 253-pounder averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 68 games for the Celtics last season.
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