Report: Kevin Garnett Exercises No-Trade Clause to End Trade Discussions Between Celtics, Nuggets

Kevin Garnett, Jannero Pargo, Kevin SeraphinKevin Garnett insisted on Tuesday that he bleeds green. The same day, the Nuggets inquired whether he would consider bleeding blue and gold. The answer was reportedly a resounding “No.”

Garnett, through his representatives, exercised his no-trade clause to let the Nuggets know he had no interest in heading to Denver, according to The Denver Post. The Nuggets have been looking for a defensive-minded big man to improve their struggling defense, but Garnett does not seem to be their man.

“There’s no doubt Boston, whose playoff prospects have been dealt crippling blows by season-ending injuries to guard Rajon Rondo and forward Jared Sullinger, is listening to trade inquiries from around the NBA,” writes the Post’s Mark Kiszla. “The Nuggets have called. And they have enough young, reasonably priced talent to get the attention of Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

“But discussions between Denver and Boston can go nowhere, unless Garnett shows interest in Colorado. At this point, there is none.”

It is not clear who the Nuggets would have offered in return for Garnett. At Tuesday’s practice, Celtics coach Doc Rivers ridiculed much of the trade talk surrounding the 36-year-old center, calling it “silly.”

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