The idea was for various team bloggers to represent their squads in a fun little exercise: a bidding war for Kevin Garnett. It was the idea of Jeff of CelticsBlog, who freely admits (his words) to a "man-crush" for KG. (I secretly think the whole thing was really just an attempt to get us all thinking about the idea of Garnett on the move, so that maybe somehow he might end up in Boston.) Bloggers from five teams came up with their best offers, and then TrueHoop, as a neutralish site, got to host the vote. The offers were as follows:
The Lakers wanted Kevin Garnett and Mike James for Lamar Odom, Kwame Brown, Brian Cook, Vladimir Radmanovic, and a 2008 unprotected first round draft pick.
Chicago wanted Kevin Garnett and Craig Smith for Tyrus Thomas, Andres Nocioni (signed/traded at $7-8m), Chris Duhon, Viktor Khryapa, New York's 2007 first round pick as well as one of Chicago's second round picks.
Boston wanted Kevin Garnett, Troy Hudson, and Mike James for Gerald Green, Delonte West, Wally Sczcerbiak, Theo Ratliff, and two future unprotected first round draft picks.
Golden State wanted Kevin Garnett for Adonal Foyle, Patrick O'Bryant, and Al Harrington.
The Knicks wanted Kevin Garnett and Marko Jaric for David Lee, Steve Francis, Nate Robinson, and Malik Rose.
And as you can see the Lakers, whose package featured the biggest name of the bunch in Lamar Odom, as well as two other big men, were the clear winners.
The irony here is that the author of the winning submission, Kurt from Forum Blue & Gold , tells me that he actually thought the Chicago offer was better and voted for that.