“KG as a Warrior? The Town Would’ve Loved KG”: Draymond Green Reacts to Potential Trade That Could’ve Rewritten Warriors History

Published 12/23/2021, 11:00 PM EST
Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) raises his hands next to forward Andrew Wiggins (22), forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during a timeout against the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


There are some moves that would have changed the landscape of the NBA. However, for some reason, they didn’t go through. Recently, Matt Barnes revealed that Kevin Garnett was a target for the Golden State Warriors in 2007. Draymond Green reacted to this and said the Bay would have loved him.

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Garnett is one of the best power forwards to play the game. The Hall of Famer was a top player in the league and even won an MVP award with the Timberwolves. However, when it comes to winning championships, he could only win one with the Boston Celtics. If a trade to the Warriors had gone through, the story could have been different.

October 30, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Derrick Favors (15) during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

At least Draymond would be all on board as he reacted to the revelation on Twitter.

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Kevin Garnett to the Warriors?

While on the Draymond Green Show, Matt Barnes spoke about a potential Kevin Garnett trade. The Warriors planned to send Jason Richardson and a pick in exchange for Garnett. However, it did not go through. If it did, what would Garnett’s career look like?

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Garnett was very well in his prime in 2007. He won the MVP award in 2004 and was hungry for a championship. From 2009 to 2012, the Warriors would draft their championship core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. While there can be no certainty on what would happen, Garnett would have been welcomed to the Bay without a doubt.

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Garnett sat right by the Warriors’ motto of brotherhood and playing hard. He was a player who gave it his all in every game and that would have done wonders for the Warriors team. Moreover, he would act as a mentor for these three future superstars.

However, while the trade didn’t go through, Garnett fulfilled his dream with the Celtics. He joined forces with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to lead the Celtics to glory in 2008. To this day, Garnett remains to be one of the best at his position and continues to work with NBA players as well.

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Do you think the Warriors and Kevin Garnett would have more championships if they joined forces? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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