KG in Phoenix, LA Rumors

Minnesota surreptitiously shops 2004 MVP
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2007 4:27 AM CDT
KG in Phoenix, LA Rumors
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett watches his team from the bench during the final minutes of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Minneapolis, Monday, April 9, 2007. The Raptors beat the Timberwolves 111-100. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – After winning 65 games during the past two years, the Timberwolves are quietly assessing the trade value of intense, lanky power forward Kevin Garnett, 31. Garnett led the league in efficiency in 2007 and may be a suitable exchange for Phoenix phenom Amare Stoudemire, 24, who successfully returned from microfracture surgery last year.

Unnamed sources tell Sports Illustrated that GM Jim Stack is making furtive inquiries, while VP Kevin McHale maintains deniability; McHale may move Garnett in the twilight of his tenure to prevent his successor from the burden of what would be an unpopular move. LA, with dissatisfied megastar Kobe Bryant, is also a potential destination for Garnett. (Read more NBA stories.)

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