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4 years ago, one of the dumbest trades of all time happened. The Nets franchise ceased to exist because they wanted an old Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett.
The Celtics had to trade their legends in order to plan for the future. The fruits of that deal are really starting to show.
But, what if I said Kevin Garnett 2.0 could be coming their way because of that trade?
2018 top player F Marvin Bagley is reportedly attempting to reclassify to the 2017 class so he can be NBA eligible in the 2018 NBA Draft. He will reportedly choose between Arizona & Duke.
It will be fought though, NCAA has to track him to approve it. And he has played for 3 different high schools. Sheesh.
It is a complicated process, one that becomes even more convoluted when you consider the 18-year-old has already attended three high schools (two in Arizona, one in Southern California), meaning there will be at least three different paper trails the NCAA must take into account if he is to have clearance to play Division I basketball this upcoming season.
That’s nuts. Funny that Kevin Durant literally did that same thing. But so did KG. Interesting.
Anyway, Bagley plays just like KG. 6’11” forward that can score, shoot, pass, and play defense at a high level. His motor is also extremely high.
Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony? Make a trade for a washed NBA legend, and the pick you traded ends up being the second version of that legend? But he’s 18? If it happens, you heard it here first.