Billy King: Allen Iverson Was Open to Timberwolves Trade in '06 to Play with KG

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2016

According to former Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers general manager Billy King, Allen Iverson green-lit a trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2006.

"He gave me some teams," King said on Adrian Wojnarowski's The Vertical Podcast with Woj. "Denver was one of them. The Clippers were one, I think. There was another one—Minnesota, to go play with KG."

The Kevin Garnett-Iverson pairing never came to be, as the Sixers eventually sent The Answer to the Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two 2007 first-round picks.

In 2006, Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press there was no deal for Iverson: "It isn't that I don't like him. Just money-wise, it wouldn't work out."

But if there's a will, there's a way—and A.I. sounded willing.

Just imagine what that duo could've done.

[h/t The Vertical Podcast with Woj]


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