Hopeful candidates who are interviewing for the Magic's open general manager position are pitching the idea that the team should go strong after Celtics center Kevin Garnett, according to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Reportedly, a couple candidates who're speaking with the team have said a two-year deal worth $20MM might be what's needed in order to grab hold of Garnett's attention. Garnett has been a revelation in these playoffs, and despite his relatively old age (36), he continues to perform as one of the league's best defenders, and a consistent offensive force.
The Magic are scheduled to be over the salary cap for next season, so in order for this to happen, some significant moves would have to be in the works.
While nothing is certain with the first ballot Hall of Famers future, Celtics coach Doc Rivers has said he believes Garnett will return to Boston and finish his career with the organization that helped him win the first title of his career. A two-year, $20MM deal would be about half of what Garnett made this year alone, but to see him sign something along those lines would not be shocking.
Smith also mentions the Lakers as a possible landing spot for Garnett's services should Pau Gasol be traded this offseason.