by Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog.com
Here is an insightful article by Kelly Dwyer on the 3 year deals LeBron, Wade, and Bosh signed. Especially this part:
Years down the line, few will remember that Kevin Garnett was probably the best player of his era because he had to spend his prime paired with some pitiful teammates, even having to bring the ball up court at times and defend the opposition's best scorer while filling up the stat sheet every night. Seriously, go look at some of his teammates. No player could have won with that backing.
So what would have happened had Garnett taken the three-year route? Would he have stayed in Minnesota past '01? Wouldn't he, three years into a contract extension, be the prize of the free agent market in '07?