I'm going to get slammed for this, but I think it's fun to think about. Would you want to sign an aging Kevin Garnett to play two years for this team?
Just hear me out for a second. Danny Ainge said he will consider any good offers for the Big Three. Kevin Garnett would probably be the cheapest of the three because he has shown the most signs of wearing down and he has a lot of burn on them limbs.
As far as a trade goes, my first thought of course was Andray Blatche. Now, KG is in the final year of his $21 million contract, so the only trade that really works is straight up for Rashard Lewis. That doesn't really do anything for the Celtics. If we were to add any two players in a package, it would be Blatche and Nick Young, and you just can't trade two young guys for a grizzly vet.
If anyone has a trade idea it would be fun to speculate.
Then of course there is the obvious answer, which is, "There ain't no way in hell KG wants to play here." I'll come back to that.
So then you ask, "Why in the hell would we want KG?"
Well, a few reasons. We are all frustrated with the revolving door of youngsters with too much upside and not enough production. KG would instantly bring a work ethic and an upgrade at starting power forward. He would scare the crap out of the kids, so what's the harm in signing him to a big contract for two years?
There are a million reasons for KG to say no to this, including that he might give Boston a huge hometown discount. Larry Bird has been used as an example by Ainge as a player kept on the books for too long. I agree, but why not get the Big Three to agree to smaller contracts to finish their careers in Boston without hamstringing the team's ability to get young? Maybe that's a stupid question, because everybody wants the cheddar in the NBA, including multiple years at their current market value.
Is it possible we could sign KG as a free agent? What is his market value? And the big question: WHY THE HELL WOULD HE COME HERE?
Well, Flip could be a factor in his decision. Here's a random quote from KG: "Flip's a great coach," Garnett said. "He's not an OK coach. He's a great coach. You put him anywhere, he's going to succeed. Period."
I don't see KG chasing a title as he already has one. Would he go for a payday? He doesn't strike me as a person who needs the money.
Maybe I'm smoking crack, but could you think of a better player who can still contribute and teach the kids and establish a "right way" to practice for this Wizards team?