From what I’ve been hearing, MIN, PHX, and BOS are in talks now. Apparently, the proposed deal is KG to PHX, Shawn Marion to BOS, and the #5 pick to MIN.[/quote]
That trade can’t happen. You can’t just trade a player for a pick. Salaries have to equal. At 21mil per year, Garnett is a huge load to trade. Here’s a trade that works between Boston, Phoenix and Minny.
In my opinion, that’s pretty decent value for Garnett. They would have the #5 and 7 picks in the draft, they could bring in some combination of Wright, Horford and Noah. When Ratliff and Ricky Davis’ contracts expire after next season, they’ll have the cap room to go after Gilbert Arenas when his contract expires.
In two years, a lineup of:
Could actually start to be competitive. Almost certainly better than what they have now.