Garnett's name swirled in another batch of Celtics-Clippers trade rumors on Friday night, but Garnett, who had previously suggested it's his preference to be "buried in green," reaffirmed on Saturday that he has no plans to swap uniforms this season.
Talking to reporters before All-Star practice in Houston, Garnett said, "If it's up to me, I'm going to live and die green."
Informed that power is fully in his court given the fact that he secured one of only four no-trade clauses in the league when he inked a three-year, $36 million extension this offseason, Garnett playfully asked reporters why the conversation was still on the subject then.
Garnett also noted that he has not been approached by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge about any potential deals that would require his approval.
The Celtics are 8-1 since Rajon Rondo was lost for the season and sit a season-high four games above. 500 at All-Star weekend. Boston also lost rookie Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa to season-ending injuries over the past three weeks.