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Kevin Garnett said under no circumstances will he waive his no-trade clause

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  February 16, 2013 12:41 PM

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HOUSTON -- Celtics forward Kevin Garnett is once again at the center of trade rumors, but he said Saturday that under no circumstances will he waive his no-trade clause.

"If it's up to me, I'm going to live and die green," Garnett said.

When told that it is up to him because of his no-trade clause, Garnett responded, "OK, then. So what are we talking about?"

Garnett said Celtics team president of basketball operations has not approached him recently to discuss any potential trades. He said he has not talked to coach Doc Rivers about any impending trades, either.

"Why would I come back and make the provisions to ride with this team to go further, only to set up to go change?" Garnett asked.

A Yahoo! Sports report Friday stated that the Celtics and Clippers have had discussions about a potential trade in which Garnett would be swapped for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. That same trade possibility has been reported by The Sporting News.

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