Kevin Garnett soon could become the newest member of the Celtics, multiple league sources said this afternoon but two of the sources cautioned that any trade may not be as imminent as some early reports indicated.
As the trade currently stands, the Celtics would send Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and two first-round picks to the Timberwolves for Garnett.
Al Jefferson is not included in the deal at the moment.
It is uncertain how the teams would deal with Garnett's trade clause that calls for a 15 percent salary increase.
As of this morning, there still remained issues on the table to negotiate, not the least of which is the player option worth $24 million that Garnett holds for the 2008-09 season.
I don't see how they can get Minny to do the deal without Jefferson but if they can, I am all for it. This deal sure has taken a lot of twists and turns.