May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) heads to the bench during a break in the action against the New York Knicks in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Celtics 88-80. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Called Celtics About Kevin Garnett


The Golden State Warriors called the Boston Celtics on Wednesday about the availability of Kevin Garnett, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

As Wojnarowski reported, nothing serious transpired. Instead, the Brooklyn Nets are waiting for Garnett’s approval. If Garnett gives Celtics management the nod, he will be off to Brooklyn with Paul Pierce.

The Nets-Celtics is indeed a blockbuster. Below is an excerpt from Marc Stein’s report on ESPN, with the details courtesy of Wojnarowski.

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Brooklyn has agreed to send three first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18) along with Kris Humphries‘ expiring contract, Gerald WallaceTornike ShengeliaReggie Evans and a sign-and-traded Keith Bogans to the Celtics for Pierce, Garnett and Jason Terry. By agreeing to add Terry to the trade, sources said, Brooklyn alleviated some of Boston’s concerns about absorbing the remaining three years and $30 million on Wallace’s contract.

The Warriors have been linked to Garnett in the past. In 2009, they were on the verge of acquiring Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but management pulled out because of the additional luxury tax that would’ve been levied on the team’s payroll. The Boston Celtics eventually went on to trade for Garnett.

 

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