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I know I just said the Celtics need to get younger before next season, but it's going to be hard to stay away from trying to re-sign both Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
It's almost inevitable that the Celtics will at least make an attempt or two to re-sign their aging franchise talent, but there's one thing they need to make sure not to do—overpay.
This past season, Garnett and Allen earned a combined $31.2 million. If the Celtics want to bring them both back they'll need to do so without getting anywhere near that $30 million mark.
With Allen's recent health issues, it will be easy to bring him back without overpaying, but Garnett, on the other hand, will be in high demand this offseason with a number of teams looking to add veteran talent to make a push at an NBA title next year.
If the Celtics want to bring back Garnett for another year or two they need to do so for less than $10 million per year. Bringing back Allen needs to happen for under $5 million a year. If the Celtics pay more than a combined $15 million for both players they'll be overpaying, and that's something they can't afford to do.