It’d be foolish of Minnesota to trade Thaddeus Young for Kevin Garnett.
The rebuilding Timberwolves should have never dealt a first-round pick for Young in the first place, but now that they have, they could still get value for him. A 38-year-old Garnett on the verge of retirement is not value.
Sure, it’d be cool to see Garnett back in Minnesota, but Flip Saunders shouldn’t build the roster on sentimentality.
Garnett – who possesses a no-trade clause – could save the Timberwolves from themselves.
Marc Stein of ESPN:
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
The word “largely” throws me, but it sounds as if Minnesota and Brooklyn have agreed on the structure of a trade (and maybe it includes the Timberwolves getting more than just Garnett).
Garnett previously said he didn’t want a buyout, and if he’s sticking with that, he obviously has some attachment to the Nets. Brooklyn also offers a chance at the playoffs that Minnesota doesn’t.
But Garnett also holds an affinity for the Timberwolves, his first team.
In this case, it takes three sides – the Nets, Timberwolves and Garnett – to make a deal. He might be the last holdout with the clock ticking for him to decide.