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Trade Kicker 101: Lots of math involved in a KG megadeal

Originally Published: July 30, 2007
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

As we've recently completed a real, live Kevin Garnett trade, you will hear and read more about the trade bonus in Garnett's contract -- more commonly known as a trade kicker -- and how it factors into Minnesota's deal with Boston.

The following four-step breakdown dissects the trade-kicker specifics involved here and some of the other math variables tied to this megadeal.

But first some background: A good deal of this knowledge comes from ESPN.com capologist/Trade Machine maestro ...

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