Friday, June 22, 2007

A Big Damn Mess

It seems this KG trade is becoming a giant mess.

Apparently, McHale and Ainge had agreed to trade KG and Troy Hudson (woo-hoo) to the Celtics in exchange for Al Jefferson, Wally, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, and the #5 pick. But KG said no.

He doesn't actually have a no-trade clause, but he can opt out of his contract after next season, and all he has to do is threaten to do that and Boston backs out.

It sounds like the one place he wants to go is Phoenix. Only problem is, it sounds now like Phoenix won't trade Stoudamire, but will only trade Shawn Marion.

So best case scenario would be KG to Phoenix for Shawn Marion, Raja Bell, and next year's pick (from Atlanta), which could be lottery, and maybe one of Phoenix's picks this year (they have 24 and 29).

That trade sucks. Phoenix doesn't even have any bad contracts we could get for salary cap relief, except Marcus Banks, and he's only 3.6 per.

And if we don't end up trading him, I'd say there's a pretty decent chance he opts out after next season, and we lose him and get nothing in return.


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