The Denver Nuggets are going to have to look elsewhere for a solid veteran big guy as they learned earlier today that Kevin Garnett does not welcome the idea of a trade to Denver.
The Nuggets called the Boston Celtics to let them know that they were interested in the NBA vet, but he told the Celtics he had no interest in waiving his no-trade clause and leaving the team he has been with for the past six seasons. Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season and he will likely end his career with the Celtics if he is not traded by the deadline. His 17-year career is nearing its end, but the power forward is still one of the most respected big men in the league.
Garnett was voted into the All-Star Game later this month and has proven he still has something left in the tank. The Nuggets seem to be missing that veteran presence with NBA title rings on his fingers, but they will have to look somewhere else because Garnett isn’t budging.
The Los Angeles Clippers are another team that’s interested in the big man, but it isn’t quite certain if he will be dealt by the deadline and head coach Doc Rivers is keeping the trade talk mum.
The Nuggets are one of those teams looking to add pieces by the deadline and it would help turn an above average team into a title contender. Denver is so young and playoff experience is something that they desperately need.