KG has actually talked about this in the past. But in the BR piece, Phil Jackson himself revealed that he wanted to work out a deal for Garnett.

"When I realized that [Garnett] was available and wanted to leave Minnesota," he told BR, "I put a big push on [to acquire him]."

The Lakers reportedly offered the Timberwolves Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum in exchange for Garnett.