dcanwade, you are the definition of a conspiracy nutter. If you think the NBA is rigging the playoffs, why bother even commenting about the NBA?
Oh yeah, and KG did not get traded for peanuts... Al Jefferson is one of the best offensive low post players and rebounders in the league. He will be dominating for a decade. Celtics got the better player, sure, but for how long?
And you shouldn't be surprised that when a team trades one of the top 5 players in the game, they can't get a guy of equal skill level back! To do that, you would have to talk the Lakers into trading Kobe, Cavs into trading Lebron, Spurs into trading Duncan... yeah thats likely.
So when teams like Minny get desperate, they don't trade their hall of famer for equal talent, they trade them for cap relief, long shots and draft picks. McHale got all that AND Al Jefferson!!!