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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Garnett trade good for NBA

The Boston Celtics’ acquisition of Kevin Garnett today is an instant shot in the arm for the team that finished with the worst record (24-58) in the woeful Eastern Conference last season.

Garnett, a 10-time All-Star and 2003-2004 NBA MVP, will join stars Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to give the Celtics one of the most talented lineups in the NBA.

Not only will Garnett make the Celtics instant playoff contenders, he’ll also give the Eastern Conference another team talented enough to seriously compete for the conference title.

While that may concern the Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, it’s good news for the NBA. The qualitative gap (gulf) that separates the conferences is a bit smaller because of the trade.

The Western Conference, the better of the two, now has one less team in the East to kick around.


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