Kevin Garnett is everything the Nuggets need. Heck, his scowl alone is more intimidating in the post than all 21 feet of center on Denver's roster. So what's the problem with pushing the idea of a blockbuster trade between Denver and Boston? Wielding the hammer of a no-trade clause, K.G. wants nothing to do with the Nuggets. And, in a nutshell, that represents the big issue for franchise executive Masai Ujiri in building a championship contender: The Nuggets are stuck in the middle. Clowns to the left of them. Jokers to the right. NBA stars view Colorado as a flyover state. It's not as remote as Alaska. Denver, however, lacks the bright-lights lure of New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Worse, the Nuggets are stuck in the middle of the standings. They are a respectable team, to be sure. But not appealing enough to tempt an aging big man to pull up roots in Boston and move to the Rocky Mountains in the hope of finding one more championship ring. Kevin Garnett? It's a nice dream. Through his representatives, Garnett has let it be known he has no current interest in the Nuggets. Don't be surprised, however, if Garnett is gone from Boston before the league's Feb. 21 trade deadline. And that's why the Nuggets must continue to monitor the situation. Read more: Kiszla: Nuggets' interest in Celtics' Kevin Garnett not reciprocal - The Denver Post Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: