Garnett to Lakers? Dream on
December 9, 2006 by blirio
To start with, Garnett, the league’s highest-paid player, is a year and a half away from possible free agency and would have to ask to be traded, which has never been his preference. In fact, he told reporters earlier this week he was not unhappy in Minnesota, throwing in some profanity to further his point.
But IF he asks to be traded, the Timberwolves would likely find a suitor from the Eastern Conference so they would face Garnett only twice during the regular season and then again in the playoffs only if both teams made the NBA Finals. (Not to mention, if they’re in the same conference with their trading partners, the Timberwolves would probably have to look up at them in the standings for quite a while.)
The Lakers and Timberwolves don’t have the best history, either, perhaps because of the mind-set of Kevin McHale, the team vice president of basketball operations and the former power forward for the Boston Celtics back when the Lakers and Celtics fought each other for the championship almost annually.