During his All-Star media availability, Kevin Garnett did not dance around the subject of his no-trade clause. He was extremely clear about his intentions:
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett is once again at the center of trade rumors, but he said Saturday that under no circumstances will he waive his no-trade clause.
“If it’s up to me, I’m going to live and die green,” Garnett said.
When told that it is up to him because of his no-trade clause, Garnett responded, “OK, then. So what are we talking about?”
Garnett said Celtics team president of basketball operations has not approached him recently to discuss any potential trades. He said he has not talked to coach Doc Rivers about any impending trades, either.
“Why would I come back and make the provisions to ride with this team to go further, only to set up to go change?” Garnett asked.
I take Garnett at his word. He ain’t waving the no-trade clause for any team. But… let’s not forget how adament he was about not playing for the Celtics.