Filed Under: Boston Celtics
After 12 years in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett finally became the last person on the face of the planet to realize that the Timberwolves aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon in a deep, deep Western Conference. And instead of being a conference AND division cellar dweller once again, it appears that KG will finally have his time to shine in the postseason as he teams up with a pair of superstars in Boston. The move sends The Big Ticket to the Celtics for Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair (good luck with that one) and two future 1st-round picks.
Sure, it might sound like a lot, but we’re talking about Kevin Garnett here. Considering that he’s easily one of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, we’re going to say it’s a steal and break away slam dunk for the leprechauns. And talk about breathing new life into the dead! Not only is Garnett getting resurrected for a second shot at NBA immortality and hopefully a couple of playoff wins, but the Celtics are looking at making one of the greatest turn-arounds in league history.
After enduring a stomach turning season that consisted of some comical losing streaks, followed up by David Stern’s punch to the gut at the NBA Draft, the Celtics can finally grin from ear to ear as they have since acquired the sweet shooting touch of Ray Allen and the unquantifiable talents of KG. Throw in a healthy dose of a healthy Paul Pierce and you’ve got a big batch of conference contenders brewing in Beantown. The only problem imaginable is that there might not be enough ball to go around for all those All-Stars. But, then again, considering that none of the big three have been to the NBA Finals, we’re guessing they’ll be more than willing to share for the common cause. And for the faithful fans of the men in green, it’s been a really, really, really long time since they could actually consider too much talent to be a problem, so we doubt we hear any complaints from them either.
[SI.com]: Ticketed for Boston