The Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla was recently up to his usual pot stirring shenanigans (which I thoroughly enjoy, by the way) when he suggested the Nuggets make a move for Kevin Garnett. In his largely opinion-driven piece Kiszla sarcastically touches on the sad reality that is being a fan of a mid-market team; however, he does include some interesting statements about Garnett’s willingness to come to Denver. Kiszla claims KG “wants nothing to do with the Nuggets” but that the “Nuggets must continue to monitor the situation” as there’s a good chance The Big Ticket could be dealt by the trade deadline. It’s worth noting Garnett has a no-trade clause in his current contract with the Celtics.
In other news, on Tuesday, ESPN’s Chad Ford held a live chat in which a man from Colorado Springs asked “Any big trade plans for Denver?” Ford responded with the following:
Keep hearing their name in a lot of scenarios, but it’s never clear who they are going to give up. Gallanari and Wilson Chandler are the two names that come up the most, but there’s not a big market for either player.
I’ve said a few times that with Denver’s bounty of wings nobody is safe — even Gallinari. At the moment he’s playing extremely well, which means his trade value is high as it’s ever been. If the right deal presents itself Nuggets fans know Masai Ujiri would not hesitate to pull the trigger. But at this point, with Gallo playing as good as he is and the Nuggets firing on all cylinders it’s hard to imagine that deal coming to fruition.
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