Evans: Garnett wants out of Wolves

May 4, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Ben Maller's Sports Rumors & Notes

“I know he definitely wants out of that situation”

Lakers forward Maurice Evans offered an interesting opinion of his friend, Kevin Garnett, whose Minnesota Timberwolves have missed the playoffs the last three seasons. via Ben Maller's Sports Rumors & Notes

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May 4, 2007
 
I love the fact that Kobe is demanding changes now. I know for a fact that this isn't what Kobe signed up for. These almost less than mediocre seasons are becoming ridiculous. We have a championship player who has been putting forth his best every season to get the Lakers back to championship form. However, with the exception of a few good games here and there from Kwame and Lamar, Kobe is getting no help. None from his squad, and none from upper management. Kobe is literally a one man team whether he wants to be or not. This is one position he can't help being in. These Lakers of the last three seasons are starting to remind me of Garnett and the T-Wolves. Always making it to the playoffs, but getting no where. And soon after, not even making the playoffs at all. If the Lakers organization doesn't do something quick, they are going to find their star player wanting out just like Kevin wants out of Minnesota. The temperature doesn't get below freezing in LA, but if Kobe leaves, it will. For a long time. Burrrrrrr.
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May 5, 2007
 
just bring kg to the laker.i don't care how but just do it. but do trade kobe,odom or walton.
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May 5, 2007
 
I think bring Garnett,Billups, Oneil, and a top center. In THE DRAFT TRADE YOUR PICK.
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May 5, 2007
 
I MEAN DO NOT TRADE KOBE,ODOM, AND WALTON
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May 6, 2007
 
AHR wrote:
I MEAN DO NOT TRADE KOBE,ODOM, AND WALTON
In order for the Lakers to get KG, they're going to have to trade Odom AND Bynum for him. Which I don't mind because although Odom has heart, his body is too banged up and Bynum doesn't have an aggressive mentality in the post. Also, the Lakers won't trade Walton because they must first deal with the issue of him testing free agency this off-season.
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May 8, 2007
 
i think they should trade Bynum and Lamar Odom for KG because Bynum and Odom suck...they did good in the regular season but when it comes playoff time they always choke..so they should trade bynum and odom for KG...if they dont they should trade Kobe out of L.A. which would be interesting...

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May 8, 2007
 
I think Minesota will ask for Odom, Kwame AND Bynum... How much does KG make next year? Honestly, I would give them up for Garnett... Kobe is right... we need to be contenders NOW!!!!!

We can go after Garnett... or Jermaine O'Neal... maybe try to get Grant Hill in the process and a legitimate point guard. We can resign Mihm since you don't need a dominant center when you have Garnet/Jermaine and Kobe in the same team. Plus don't forget that Mihm is still 7'0 which is not that easy to find.

so...

Kobe
Garnett or O'Neal
Mihm
Grant Hill
and a good point guard

will make the Lakers contenders...

Let me know what you think!
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May 8, 2007
 
i only have 1 question though...which point guard would the Lakers get? Mo. Williams? maybe. Mike Bibby? i don't know about that. Chauncey Billups? we can't afford him. So who else?
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May 8, 2007
 
yeah but dont forget the timberwolves have to want to make the trade with the lakers who are in the same western confrence as the wolves..and odom does not suck he stepped up in the playoffs with a bad shoulder, bad knee, and elbow I dont know what games was alaskan bad ass watching but odom was one of the few that stepped up along with kobe. Lakers either get that big time superstar or get rid of the heartless players on this team and replace them with more guys like evans and turiaf, however they do need to find that third scorer doesnt have to be a big time star like KG if your keepiong odom but he has to be consistent to help odom and kobe carry the load.
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May 8, 2007
 
Show Time wrote:
yeah but dont forget the timberwolves have to want to make the trade with the lakers who are in the same western confrence as the wolves..and odom does not suck he stepped up in the playoffs with a bad shoulder, bad knee, and elbow I dont know what games was alaskan bad ass watching but odom was one of the few that stepped up along with kobe. Lakers either get that big time superstar or get rid of the heartless players on this team and replace them with more guys like evans and turiaf, however they do need to find that third scorer doesnt have to be a big time star like KG if your keepiong odom but he has to be consistent to help odom and kobe carry the load.
yeh ur right! mo williams is that guy!
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May 8, 2007
 
Kobe is 1 wrote:
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yeh ur right! mo williams is that guy!
yeah if you follow the mavs formula the lakers could potentially have a better triple threat than they do, but they have good players to surround them, thats what the lakers got to do bring in about 3 maybe 4 players that are not great but can contribute consistently. Might want to check some of these guys attitudes before signing them or trading for them so we dont end up with another smush.
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May 9, 2007
 
Show Time wrote:
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yeah if you follow the mavs formula the lakers could potentially have a better triple threat than they do, but they have good players to surround them, thats what the lakers got to do bring in about 3 maybe 4 players that are not great but can contribute consistently. Might want to check some of these guys attitudes before signing them or trading for them so we dont end up with another smush.
yeh ur right, we just need people who play with heart! i really dont kno what we are going to do this off season. which players shud we go after, can we really bring in a star like JO or KG. i think this team needs it.

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May 9, 2007
 
Lies! Lies! All lies!! K.G. has already talked to Glen Taylor about a contract extension, only the national media don't want you to know that.
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May 11, 2007
 
I would like to say that I am a big Wolves fan but listen to me. Kevin Garnett needs to get out of Minnasota. He is one of the best or thee best forwards/ Centers of all time, with his skills he needs to win a championship before he retires.I would love to see him go to LA but they really should do a 2 player deal Randy Foye and KG for Jordan Faramar and Lamar Odem.Then see what you can do in the draft and on the free agent market.
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May 12, 2007
 
Matt wrote:
I would like to say that I am a big Wolves fan but listen to me. Kevin Garnett needs to get out of Minnasota. He is one of the best or thee best forwards/ Centers of all time, with his skills he needs to win a championship before he retires.I would love to see him go to LA but they really should do a 2 player deal Randy Foye and KG for Jordan Faramar and Lamar Odem.Then see what you can do in the draft and on the free agent market.
Wow dont you feel ripped off if you give up randy foye as well, thats a gift, theres no way they want to give up garnett for just odom much less throw in randy foye for odom and farmar, they want bynum, and who knows what else thats just to start things off, im sorry to say but I think they are using KG just so they can keep the fans coming to games, I think they are lying to KG telling him they are trying to make a championship team, they know if he leaves alot of people will stop coming because they need a star to make the fans come and buy tickets, but your right it would be a shame if KG never wins a championship hes one of my favorite players of all time I think hes better than tim duncan, he deserves a championship.
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May 12, 2007
 
Matt wrote:
I would like to say that I am a big Wolves fan but listen to me. Kevin Garnett needs to get out of Minnasota. He is one of the best or thee best forwards/ Centers of all time, with his skills he needs to win a championship before he retires.I would love to see him go to LA but they really should do a 2 player deal Randy Foye and KG for Jordan Faramar and Lamar Odem.Then see what you can do in the draft and on the free agent market.
that deal wouldn't work in several ways.
1. Minnesota winn NOT give up a a a young player with a lot of upside...Randy Foye
2. KG's salary is too high so the Lakers would have to give up 2-3 players just for him.

In my opinion, the Lakers can give up

the Kwame experiment - his improvement has been little even when he was healthy.

They can give up Radman because his basketball IQ isn't all that great.

And finally they can give up Andrew Bynum because he's too soft. Me and a lot of my Laker fan friends just don't see him becoming that All-Star player, and if he does it will be when Kobe is long gone.

So...Mitch...Contenders with the best player in the NBA today or keep a center and let him end up being in the same situation as Kobe is in.
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May 12, 2007
 
Nate wrote:
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that deal wouldn't work in several ways.
1. Minnesota winn NOT give up a a a young player with a lot of upside...Randy Foye
2. KG's salary is too high so the Lakers would have to give up 2-3 players just for him.
In my opinion, the Lakers can give up
the Kwame experiment - his improvement has been little even when he was healthy.
They can give up Radman because his basketball IQ isn't all that great.
And finally they can give up Andrew Bynum because he's too soft. Me and a lot of my Laker fan friends just don't see him becoming that All-Star player, and if he does it will be when Kobe is long gone.
So...Mitch...Contenders with the best player in the NBA today or keep a center and let him end up being in the same situation as Kobe is in.
I agree with you about kwame the experiment hasnt worked but I always say if no one wants kwame I think we should just keep him because I think hes a key player, his post defense is one of the best in the nba when healthy, his scoring is questionable but hes a big presense in the middle and im sure there has to be a team looking for a guy in the middle like kwame there are many over paid big man that are far worse than kwame, so if they find a way to trade him I agree go for it...However I disagree with you about andrew bynum, some of people forget he hardly played in his first season, to tell you the truth this was his first real season of play, he looked much better than anyone thought he would, he got tired in the end, but keep in mind he didnt even play a full season of highschool you know how much conditioning and basketball knowledge this kid is taking in, hes learned alot in such a short amount of time, and hes soft because hes only 19 his body is going through changes he will get stronger and heavier each season, hes already better than alot of so called nba centers out there, hes showing he can block very well, I think your totally overlooking andrew bynum, I would take the gamble and try to keep him, if the lakers cant find a way to improve this team without trading bynum then I guess they should trade him otherwise I strongly disagree this guy is developing very well in alot quicker time.

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May 15, 2007
 
KG and Foye for Lamar and Farmar? How do you match salaries? That won't work.. maybe if you throw in Bynum or Kwame... but I doubt Minnesota will take either right now.
Matt wrote:
I would like to say that I am a big Wolves fan but listen to me. Kevin Garnett needs to get out of Minnasota. He is one of the best or thee best forwards/ Centers of all time, with his skills he needs to win a championship before he retires.I would love to see him go to LA but they really should do a 2 player deal Randy Foye and KG for Jordan Faramar and Lamar Odem.Then see what you can do in the draft and on the free agent market.

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May 15, 2007
 
I agree with you. But the problem is that Kobe isn't going to wait. Bynum is still 3-4 years away from being a dominant center (both mentally and physically). That's the only problem I see. Will Kobe wait 4 years? I really doubt it.

But the only way I would trade Bynum along with Lamar is if they bring back a star. That's the only way. Honestly, because Jim Buss sees so much potential in Bynum, I think he's willing to keep him another year to see how much farther he can develop. Maybe by the end of next year, his trading value will increase even more. By then, Kobe will be a year away from being able to opt out of his contract and if the Lakers don't do that well next year, then they'll use the summer of 2008 to get KOBE what he wants.

I think that's the plan!
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I agree with you about kwame the experiment hasnt worked but I always say if no one wants kwame I think we should just keep him because I think hes a key player, his post defense is one of the best in the nba when healthy, his scoring is questionable but hes a big presense in the middle and im sure there has to be a team looking for a guy in the middle like kwame there are many over paid big man that are far worse than kwame, so if they find a way to trade him I agree go for it...However I disagree with you about andrew bynum, some of people forget he hardly played in his first season, to tell you the truth this was his first real season of play, he looked much better than anyone thought he would, he got tired in the end, but keep in mind he didnt even play a full season of highschool you know how much conditioning and basketball knowledge this kid is taking in, hes learned alot in such a short amount of time, and hes soft because hes only 19 his body is going through changes he will get stronger and heavier each season, hes already better than alot of so called nba centers out there, hes showing he can block very well, I think your totally overlooking andrew bynum, I would take the gamble and try to keep him, if the lakers cant find a way to improve this team without trading bynum then I guess they should trade him otherwise I strongly disagree this guy is developing very well in alot quicker time.
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May 15, 2007
 
And who would the lakers give in teturn to match Kg?.........Ummmmmmm nothing! Keep dreamin.
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I MEAN DO NOT TRADE KOBE,ODOM, AND WALTON

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