So this is where the KG story came from:
Phil Jackson: Dr. [Jerry] Buss came to me and said, "I have a handshake agreement with Glen Taylor (Timberwolves Owner), that he's going to come to L.A. But Kevin McHale hasn't concurred yet." So I said, "Well that's a good excuse." You always, as an owner, say, "I'll do this, but …" So I kept that hope out there, that he was gonna be a part of the Laker organization.
The Lakers offered a package built around multi-skilled forward Lamar Odom and 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, a promising second-year player who would eventually become an All-Star. Odom had a history of flaky behavior, however, and Bynum was unproven.
Glen Taylor: Odom, I was a little afraid of. I thought Bynum was gonna be a star. It became the Lakers, and it became Boston. And they both said, what does [Garnett] want to get paid? And I told them what he wants to get paid. I told them the kind of contract. And those two teams said they would do it.
On July 31, 2007, the Timberwolves sent Garnett to Boston, in exchange for Al Jefferson, four other players and two first-round picks. Many experts considered the Lakers' offer of Odom and Bynum to be the stronger package. The deal between Ainge and McHale, close friends and former Celtics teammates, stoked suspicion that McHale was acting more in the interests of his former franchise.
Phil Jackson: I've always kind of hinted that, in fun. Of course, it's easier to make a deal with someone you know. But the (main) thing was, get him out of the conference, get him to the East Coast, get him away from us, so we don't have to deal with him four times a year. So that makes sense. So that's understandable.
Basically KG didn't get traded to the Lakers because 2 former C's teammates c*ck blocked the trade.
This why when you compare the PAU deal to the Lakers and KG to the Celtics it's funny how people forget and don't see the shadyness of the tha KG deal to Boston.