Monday, July 30, 2007

KG to Boston talks get serious

Multiple sources are reporting that a deal that would send Kevin Garnett to Boston and Theo Ratliff, Al Jefferson, Gerald Green and Sebastian Telfair to Minnesota has been agreed upon. The deal should be done in the next 48 hours. Here's some links and quick stories:

Multiple sources close to the situation told DraftExpress Sunday that the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves have come to terms on a trade exchanging Kevin Garnett for a package including Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, and Theo Ratliff. The exact details of the trade aren’t known at this point, but it is believed that the deal will be completed shortly with similar parameters.

Fox Sports:
According to sources, the current deal on the table has the 6-foot-11 Garnett heading to Boston and the Celtics dealing away Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff's hefty expiring contract and Rajon Rondo. There may also be other players and draft picks involved.

Multiple sources told on Sunday night that former teammates Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge have revived discussions of a deal that would end Garnett's 12-season association with Minnesota by sending him to Ainge's Celtics, with the Wolves getting back two of the assets McHale coveted most last month: Al Jefferson and Theo Ratliff's expiring contract.

WEEI is also reporting the story.

It's been confirmed by Celtics, Mavericks and Timberwolves sources that the deal is basically done.

UPDATE: Ainge & Garnett's Agent confirmed that the discussions are very true.

"I can confirm we're talking, sure," Ainge told the Pioneer Press. "We're in discussions about K.G."


“There are serious discussions in place,” said Miller this morning.

Steve Bulpett is reporting:
Sources this morning are confirming that the Celtics’ deal for Kevin Garnett is essentially completed.

One involved source said the final package will have the Celts sending Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a No. 1 pick to Minnesota to acquire Garnett.

Further word is that the Celts and Garnett have reached an agreement in principle on a contract extension. You may recall a report here that Danny Ainge would not do the deal without such a guarantee of Garnett’s presence, and it appears now that the perennial All-Star is willing to forego the opt-out in his current deal for next summer and cast his lot with Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and the Celtics.

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