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Bet The Farm On KG?

Chad Ford has a doozy (Insider):

If KG's not going to Chicago, where could he go? From what I'm hearing -- and at this point it's just a hot rumor -- the Wolves and Boston Celtics talking about a Garnett deal.

In this scenario, Boston would send Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, and change to Minnesota along with the No. 5 pick in the upcoming draft. In exchange, the Celtics would get Garnett.

When he asked Ainge about it, he got the standard "we don't talk about trades" answer, but said no deals are close to happening.

I think for a lot of people, the deal breaker here is Al Jefferson.  If he's in the deal, a lot of Celtics fans don't want it.  If he isn't in the deal, its an absolute no-brainer.  On the other hand, if he's not in the deal, is Ainge even on the phone with McHale?  Of course, I'm torn.  KG has been my obsession for 2 years now.  Still, giving up Jefferson seems like a deal breaker.  I think.

Chad also brings up the point that KG can opt out of his deal after this year and the Celts won't have a chance to negotiate with him till after July 1st if they trade for him.  So any deal before the draft is going to be risky to say the least.

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