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Ok yeah, he is my boss so of course I'm going to gas up his posts a little bit. But also it's Kevin Garnett, one of the most online, emoji-loving NBA legends in the social media game.
I could have given you my opinions on the NBA trade deadline, but instead I thought it'd be cooler to re-live draft week through the eyes of someone a foot (and then like a little more, stop judging) taller with a few more trophies than I do.
That happened quick! Irving was shipped at his request, this time to Dallas along with Markieff Morris in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and a bevy of picks.
KG's take: FIREWORKS
Mavericks Championship Odds: +1800 (bet $10 to win $180)
This was a big one!!
We thiiiink Westbrook will see his contract bought out and he'll be free to sign where he pleases, but for now he's a Jazz guard.
Elsewhere in this complex trade, D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt became Lakers, Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker became Timberwolves, and Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damian Jones became Jazz players. There were loads of picks swapped too, with the shiniest being a top-4 protected first-rounder in 2027 from the Lakers to the Jazz.
KG's take: He loved it! For everyone involved.
Lakers Championship Odds: +6000 (bet $10 to wn $600)
Like whaaaaat!? This is the one nobody saw coming.
After Kyrie Irving's departure, KD wanted out, too, and a blockbuster deal followed. Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and Jae Crowder became Brooklyn Nets (Crowder was later sent to the Bucks) and four first-round picks also went to New York. T.J. Warren went to the Suns.
KG's take: Watch out, Western Conference!
KG's other take: The Suns REALLY wanted him that bad 💀
Suns Championship Odds: +480 (bet $10 to win $48)
A handful of Hall of Famers, plus a fleet of role players and every second-round pick you could imagine moved hands in a few short days. The NBA feels wide open this year, and a couple of teams pounced on the opportunity to upgrade while the rest were pressured to keep up or bow out.
KG's take: This might've been the best deadline ever?!