Kevin Garnett addressed trade rumors on Tuesday on the heels of talk linking him to the Los Angeles Clippers.
"Danny (Ainge) made it very, very obvious, since day one when he brought Ray (Allen) and myself here to align with Paul (Pierce), that he's going to do whatever's best for the organization," Garnett said. "He's always made that apparent, so I've always understood that.
"I bleed green, I'll die green," Garnett continued. "That's what it is. But it is a business. When it crosses that path, I'll deal with it. Trades are a part of this league. Every year you're going to hear things. If I were y'all (the media), I wouldn't read too much into it."
Doc Rivers took a traditional approach of dismissing the trade rumors out of hand.
"Sometimes some of the stuff that happens is just silly," Rivers said. "It really is. When I wake up in the morning and I hear a trade rumor that I haven’t heard in my office, that’s silly. And that’s what happens."
Garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract.