CP3 reportedly tried to push through trade deal for Garnett.
Reports on Friday suggested that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul tried to talk Boston Celtics veteran Kevin Garnett into joining him at the Staples Center.
According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, CP3 spoke to Garnett prior to the deadline in a bid to persuade him to waive his no-trade clause and join the Clippers.
However, renowned for his fierce loyalty to the Celtics, KG turned down the offer and will remain in Boston for the rest of the season.
He had told ESPN just last week that he “will retire a Celtic and be buried in green and that’s where it stands”.
Speculation had surrounded both Garnett and team-mate Paul Pierce ahead of the trade deadline, with the Celtics contemplating their next move after the injury to Rajon Rondo.
With their star point-guard injured and set to miss the rest of the season, experts were of the opinion that the Celtics could potentially move one of the veterans in order to free up cap space and invest for the future.
However, the Celtics brought in Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards while sticking with their veteran duo and will be delighted that Garnett has committed his short-term future to them.
Despite the absence of Rondo, Boston have maintained their position in the play-off picture in the Eastern Conference, and under the watchful eye of Doc Rivers will continue to battle through to the post-season.