Add the Denver Nuggets to the list of teams allegedly interested in the services of Kevin Garnett. But according to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post – Garnett has no love for Denver:
Kevin Garnett is everything the Nuggets need. Heck, his scowl alone is more intimidating in the post than all 21 feet of center on Denver’s roster.
So what’s the problem with pushing the idea of a blockbuster trade between Denver and Boston?
Wielding the hammer of a no-trade clause, K.G. wants nothing to do with the Nuggets.
Through his representatives, Garnett has let it be known he has no current interest in the Nuggets.
That’s why it’s pointless to discuss if the Nuggets’ main chip in a trade proposal would be Andre Iguodala, Kenneth Faried or Danilo Gallinari.
At 31-18, the Nuggets are the 5th seed in the Western Conference. They’re a good, young team with big upside. Would KG be enough to push them past San Antonio and OKC in the west?
Let’s play along and see who on the Nuggets roster might interest Danny Ainge. As for the trade chips mentioned in the Post story, neither Iguodala (2 years, $30 million) nor Gallinari (4 years, $40 million) excite me.
As I’ve said before, Ainge needs to secure a big man in return if he’s going to move Garnett. Faried is a beast on the boards, but he’s not nearly as talented offensively as Jared Sullinger. And you can’t build a team around two undersized power forwards.
Kosta Koufos? Meh.
Javale McGhee? (Vomits in mouth)
Timofey Mozgov? Only as a throw-in.
Go ahead, play with ESPN’s Trade Machine and let me know what deals work.
At this point, you’re going to have to blow me away with any offer, because, after KG’s comments yesterday, I’m not ready to say good-bye.