Some sports writers crack me up. It could be that I write some things that crack you up as well. But consider an article just published in the Chicago Tribune.
The story revisits all the speculation that KG's days in Minnesota are numbered and that a trade to LA this summer is the most likely scenario. New York is also mentioned as a possible destination. New York has assets to trade, but overpriced assets. And with KG buying a home in Malibu last summer, coupled with the fact that he may be able to control his destination, leads many to believe he is coming here. However, most stories lead to the Lakers pairing KG with Kobe Bryant. The only problem is, the Lakers do not have much to trade for KG that anybody would want, even for lesser players much less a franchise player like KG.
Which leads the Chicago sportwriter to speculate that the Clippers might be his new home. We do have more assets to work with. But then the writer shows his ignorance or arrogance (or whatever) by proposing the Clippers would trade Elton Brand, Corey Maggette, Shaun Livingston and a 1st round draft pick for KG.
Hey, I love KG. He is one of my favorite NBA players, and I think that the Clippers could get to a championship with him on board. But not after gutting the team to trade for him. Most Clipper fans (and Clipper management) would stall at trading EB for KG straight up. Stats this year show that EB is a better player than KG. It is doubtful such a trade would improve the team very much, if at all. It could even hurt.
A more likely trade would center around the often injured Corey Maggette, Cat Mobley, and a first round draft pick. We will have to give up alot to get him and we would need the salaries of Mobley and Maggette to begin to equalize KG's immense contract.
Could you imagine a front line of EB, KG, and the Kaveman. Couple that with the outside shooting of Radmanovic, Cassell, Korolev, Livingston, and Ewing, and you potentially have a team that could go all the way. Not to mention there will be a coveted free agent that just might want to join this squad to get a ring.
OK, we are just dreaming right. If my dream doesn't fit yours, or you have a better package to suggest in a trade for KG, you know what to do. Click comments below and sound off.
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this is not going to happen (the trade in general), but putting kaman in there dose sound more reasonable considereing both are centers! How about KG can go after his own sorrows and we sign chris wilcox back! We know he can play, actually i knew way before many people, now it has just proven he has great night conistently. He is a team leader, or will be, with rashard lewis and ray allan on the team.
Yes, I agree. We would need to find some sort of package that would fulfill Minnesota's needs without giving up EB. Unfortunately, without the contracts of Maggette and Mobley we are hard pressed to equalize salaries. Maybe the answer is Maggette and Mobley and a pick, but no other players. JamFan
We dont need KG. This team will win a ring next year for sure, maybe even this year, you just never know. But we have enough weapons now that we've stocked up, and I hope they keep Cat. There's no reason besides money to get rid of him.
As much as I would love to see KG a Clipper because him and Cassell are such good friends, I think there is one team that has a little more to offer. The team I'm speaking of is New Jersey. If they were to give up Jefferson and a 1rst rounder I think that might be enough to land Garnett. Whoever mentioned the fact that Corey Maggette is injury proan was right. He is a great player but that factor is hurting his overall trade stock, which leads me to believe that the Nets will do all they can to land KG this summer. I mean Kidd, Carter, and Garnett would be a tough team to beat. Then again Minnesota's GM is none for making dumb decisions. If he doesn't bite on the Net's offer I think the Clippers have a chance.
I think that would be a really bad trade for the TWolves, but yeah as you said they're known for dumb trades so who knows. If the Clippers get KG it'd be really interesting to see what position he plays- then again that'd depend on who's traded for him....
Although it would be nice to get KG, gutting out the team wouldn't be the right thing to do. I say get Peja from FA, and the Clips wont have to trade anyone. He's a great perimeter shooter, and the Clippers need another 3-point threat. He could be a great fit to an already strong team.
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