Honk if you've heard this one before.
Kevin Garnett is a free agent at the end of this season.
Three months ago, the idea of the Boston Celtics bringing KG back for another go-around was a bit of a punchline. But given his play since the All-Star break, a stretch in which the Celtics are a NBA-best 21-8, it now seems a necessity.
Garnett, who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20 points, 10.8 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and a block in four games last week, may well have found himself simply because of his contract status. But whatever the reason for his resurgence, he's made it clear that not only can he still play, but play at a very high level.
The Celtics face a great deal of uncertainty beyond this season, what with all of their impending free agents. Which makes bringing Garnett back even more imperative.
Let's take a look at a handful of reason why.