Monday, July 30, 2007

Here We Go Again...


Let the rumors start flying again. ESPN.com is reporting that the Wolves and Celtics have revived their trade talks involving Kevin Garnett. Allegedly the talks are "serious" and it sounds like if KG ok's it this time, a deal is going to get done this week. Let's examine this once again.

The report claims that the deal would now look like this: Kevin Garnett (along with possibly another player and/or pick) for Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff (and his huge expiring contract), Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, and some future draft picks. Sounds like a huge cluster****, but how does this potential deal affect each team?

For Boston, it immediately makes them one of the top three teams in the East. Cleveland made it to the Finals last year with LeBron and a YMCA league pick up team. This move would give the Celts an amazing trio of star power: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. It's almost guaranteed that they would make it to the Eastern Conference Finals. It would also generate a ton of fan interest in one of the league's oldest frahchises that has been missing fan interest and talent since Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and company were "walking through that door". There is a downside to the move. They are pretty much sacrificing the future of the team for a one year run at the title (unless they can convince/afford KG to resign next summer).

For the Wolves, obviously the downside to the move is that you are getting rid of your most popular player. The face of the franchise. The guy who puts the butts in the seats. However, the potential of a team led by Randy Foye, Corey Brewer, Rashad McCants, Craig Smith, Al Jefferson, and Gerald Green is more than intriguing. The team is old and financially strapped. This move would eventually cure both of those problems. Flat out, this is a great move for the Woffies to make. Which of course means we probably won't make the deal.

2 comments:

Fuzz said...

Mixed emotions from this side. This will provide us with youth and some life in the Target Center. Somedays you'd wish you went to the Guthrie instead of seeing a 30 point loss to the Sonics. I'm not kidding, we sucked...bad. Funny thing is, we're going to suck even worse this year. Overall, I think it needed to happen and we need to rebuild badly, but I love KG. He as the only Timberpuppy you cared about. Think about this; if Hunter gets traded or leaves this year, this town has shipped out four superstars in Moss, Culpepper, Garnett and Hunter in three years. That's insane and kind of sad...

Shawn Bradley Guy said...

The only decent trades that McHale has pulled off are: Gugliotta for Donyell Marshall, and Peeler for Doug West. As I said, these were "decent"...not even that good. This one is another stinker that we can credit McHale with. Remember we are getting five or six guys in return that did their best to absolutely tank the season last year for the Celtics.

Someone needs to post something regarding Troy Hudson's album selling an astonishing 78 albums in it's debut week. Shooter came through for us in the Pioneer this week for this tidbit.