The Celtics and Timberwolves could complete a deal that would send Kevin Garnett to Boston as early as this afternoon.

"There are serious discussions in place," the agent for Garnett, Andy Miller, said about his own negotiations with Danny Ainge and the Celtics.

One major issue for both sides to hash out is the $24 million player option Garnett holds for the 2008-2009 season. The Celtics do not want to give up a young talent like Al Jefferson if Garnett leaves after one season.

If Garnett agrees to exercise his option for the 2008-2009 season as a condition of the trade, the Celtics could extend Garnett's contract into the 2009-2010 season and beyond.

When asked about the option and his client's desire to play in Boston, Miller said: "Part of the discussion that is taking place is addressing those issues as well as others to see if the destination makes sense for all parties. Everything is part of the overall picture as to how to bring this to a conclusion or go in a different direction."



IF THIS HAPPENS ITS GOING TO DIVISION A LOT HARDER