Kevin Garnett had a phenomenal career in the NBA. During his peak, KG was one of the best players in the league. Unfortunately, most of his prime years were spent while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. KG never had enough help to take the team to the next level.
As a result, Garnett decided it was time to take the next step in his career. This led to a blockbuster trade, sending the big-man to the Boston Celtics. By joining the Celtics, Garnett essentially formed a superteam alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.
Although Garnett ended up joining the Celtics, there were many other potential destinations as well for him. KG himself revealed that he was interested in pairing up with Kobe Bryant and playing for the Lakers. But that move never happened.
Now, in a podcast, former NBA player Matt Barnes revealed that prior to joining the Celtics, KG was almost traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2007.
Upon seeing the video, Warriors star Draymond Green couldn't help himself but react to this potential trade. Green retweeted the video and wrote:
"KG as a warrior? The Town would’ve loved KG!!"
Despite this trade not going down, it worked out well for Garnett. He won the sole NBA Championship of his career while donning a Boston Celtics jersey.
On the other hand, for the Warriors, after the 'We-Believe' team of 2006-07, which upset the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs. Things went a little downhill for a couple of seasons, but they surely won't complain about how things turned out to be.
If KG had joined the Warriors, they would have never gotten a chance to draft their current franchise player, Stephen Curry. Later on, the Dubs paired Curry with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who were drafted by the organization as well.
Later on, the three stars helped the Warriors win the 2015 NBA Championship against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So in the longer run, both the Warriors and Kevin Garnett benefitted from not joining forces. Otherwise, who knows if Steph Curry would have become the player that he is today?