The Golden State Warriors called the Boston Celtics on Wednesday about the availability of Kevin Garnett, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Golden State made an inquiry on Kevin Garnett with Boston on Wednesday, but there was no traction there, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
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.
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 Wallace, Tornike Shengelia, Reggie 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.