I agree with Bill Simmons. From a fan's perspective, it would be good to see Kevin Garnett demand a trade. By the numbers, he's one of the greatest players of all time, but that contention can't really be put to the test unless he's put in a situation with some decent teammates where he can show his stuff at the highest levels. What's more, the 'wolves are so mired in crappiness that there's a strong risk his skills will simply be lost to history -- a name future generations of fans won't even recognize.
The most logical candidate would seem to be the Bulls. Chicago lacks big contracts, except for Ben Wallace, so it's a bit hard to make the salaries match. That said, I think it works if Chicago gives up PJ Brown's expiring deal, Tyrus Thomas, Ben Gordon, Mike Sweetney, Luol Deng, and the Knicks' 2007 pick. That gives Minnesota cap relief, a high draft pick, a top prospect, and a few goodish young players. It leaves the Bulls with what I think would be a contending starting lineup of Wallace, Garnett, Nocioni, Duhon, and Hinrich with Malik Allen, Thabo Sefosha, and Adrian Griffin off the pench. Chicago would presumably need to find a backup point guard somewhere to sign.
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