Kevin Garnett Retiring After The Season?

Feb 13, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Kevin Garnett (5) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at TD Banknorth Garden. The Boston Celtics won 71-69. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

After last night’s 71-69 victory over the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Garnett in a post game interview, said that this upcoming All-Star game would be his last. Garnett has always been known to talk cryptically, but it was clear that he was possibly hinting that he is retiring at the end of the season.

- From Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald

Kevin Garnett said last night that his 14th All-Star Game appearance on Sunday in Houston will also be his last, though the Celtics forward stopped short of saying he was retiring at the end of the season. Garnett, realizing he had just set off an alarm, then turned cryptic. He has two years remaining on his contract. “This is definitely my last All-Star Game,” he said. “Ya’ll don’t know what I know. I’m more than grateful, and I’m not going to act like I have more All-Star Games in me. I’ll enjoy this one with friends and family. That’s what I meant.”

The question that hasn’t been asked yet is, if Garnett retires does Paul Pierce do the same, or ask to be traded? If both retire, the Boston Celtics would have money to spend on free agents, and from Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times, he’s hearing Josh Smith wants to come to Boston.

Gery Woelfel via Twitter -

I keep hearing Josh Smith’s primary destination is Boston.

With the speculation of Garnett retiring, all the attention is now on the end of the season and how will Boston move on in his possible absence in the 2013-2014 season. If Danny Ainge has sat down with both Pierce and Garnett, and possible retirement has come up in discussions, don’t be surprised if the Celtics make a surprising trade on February 21st to give them one last shot at winning a title.

Now that the season is entering the latter half of the season, there aren’t many games left, so Celtics fans, enjoy the time watching Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. The future is now up in the air, and who knows where the Celtics will be by next October.

 

Topics: Boston Celtics, Garnett Retirement, Kevin Garnett

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