Report: Spurs target Kevin Garnett
The San Antonio Spurs plan to target pending free agent forward Kevin Garnett, a source told the San Antonio Express-News.
Garnett saw a great deal of success with Boston and "The Big 3" (Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen). The three All-Star players combined to win the NBA Finals in 2008. The Celtics fell just short of a trip to the Finals this season, losing in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat.
With both Garnett and Allen set to become unrestricted free agents, "The Big 3" may be split up for the first time since the 2007-08 season began. There is no word from the Celtics' camp as to whether or not they will attempt to retain Garnett or Allen.
Garnett, 36, played well beyond his years in the postseason. In 20 games Garnett averaged 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
The Spurs may have a hard time affording Garnett, who earned just over $21 million last season, but they may have a harder time convincing him to play with long-time rival Tim Duncan, who is also a pending free agent.