Kevin Garnett has recently been inducted to the Hall of Fame, and he's had an insanely good career. Garnett was an MVP, a champion, and a DPOY. He is known as one of the best power forwards in NBA history, as well as being a two-way force.
In 2007, Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics by the Minnesota Timberwolves. But things could have turned out far different for him. On a recent episode of the Draymond Green Show, former Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes revealed that Kevin Garnett was almost traded to the Warriors.
We were supposed to trade J-Rich and our pick to get Kevin Garnett... We were supposed to get Kevin Garnett that year basically for Jason Richardson.
The 2006-07 Warriors are widely known as the "We Believe" Warriors. They are well-known for upsetting the 1st seeded Dallas Mavericks with Dirk Nowitzki as the 8th seed. While that team had a lot of potentials, they didn't make much noise in the postseason after that year. With Kevin Garnett though, things could have been very different, as adding him to a core that featured Monta Ellis and Baron Davis could have made them a contender.
While it may have been fun to see Kevin Garnett on the Warriors, things did end up working out for him in Boston, as he got to team up with other All-Stars in Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. That led directly to their championship win.
There are a ton of ways that the Kevin Garnett trade could have gone. Garnett himself wanted to join forces with Kobe Bryant prior to joining the Boston Celtics. It is clear that he would have been a difference-maker for any team that acquired him. It's interesting to think about what could have been, but what's done is done and Kevin Garnett is clearly happy with the outcome.