May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Kevin Garnett (5) hangs his head during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. The New York Knicks won 88-80. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Garnett Is Likely to Play Another Year


According to Jackie MacMullan the Celtics are expecting Kevin Garnett to play for another season. MacMullan was on CSNNE when she discussed Garnett’s future. Mr. Triple Double has more:

 

 

 

All of these quotes are interesting. The Milsap one is especially, but we’ll save that for another post.

The two quotes stating that Garnett would play one more year if Pierce is here or not is especially worrisome to me. I don’t know how much I believe that. Garnett said himself that Paul Pierce coming back will factor in to his decision.

If that’s the case, then Garnett will not want to play here another season without Pierce. The quote doesn’t indicate if the Celtics would be open to moving Garnett if he chose to waive his no trade clause. We shouldn’t assume that he will play another year means that  he will be a Celtic.

Furthermore, do we really want him back if Pierce isn’t here? Garnett deserves a shot to win another title. The Celtics will not put him in that position next season with their current roster. If huge changes are made next season, Pierce  and Garnett probably shouldn’t be apart of that equation because of the money they command.

The next quote saying that it isn’t known if Garnett needs surgery or not is perplexing. He was extremely injured toward the end of last season, but that doesn’t mean he needs surgery obviously.

At his age, Garnett should avoid the knife as  much as possible. If he doesn’t need surgery that could be huge at this point in his career.

As more develops on the Pierce and Garnett front, we will have you covered.

Tags: Boston Celtics Jackie MacMullan Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce