The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their new head coach this off-season and if that wasn’t enough noise, it now appears that the team’s general manager, Billy King, will inquire about Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett.
The New York Daily News first reported the story that King and the Nets plan to speak with the Celtics organization about Garnett, his availability and his potential willingness to move south from Boston to Brooklyn. According to the report however, this is a long shot, simply considering the team’s are in the same division and Garnett still holds that no-trade clause in his contract.
Basically at this point, Garnett could opt to return to the Celtics by declining any trade scenario and there’s already the rumor going around that the 15-time All-Star is looking to play one more season and then potentially pursue a management position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s all speculation and it comes with the timing of the year as the draft is just a few days away and free agency looms next week.
The Celtics are also looking into potential options and pairings for Paul Pierce and the team is holding out hope for a first round selection in exchange. The big difference between the Celtics moving either Garnett or Pierce, or both, or even neither is the timing of things. Boston must make a decision with Pierce’s contract by Sunday (June 30), while the team can hold onto Garnett and pursue any potential options at any time.
While the Nets are interested, it remains unclear if this rumor has any ground to it.
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