Kevin Garnett: Veteran Star Reportedly Set to Sign New Deal with Celtics
Following the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference finals loss to the Miami Heat this season, there was plenty of talk that Boston's "Big Three" would be no more. It appears as though at least two of the cogs will be back, however, as power forward Kevin Garnett is reportedly close to re-signing with Boston.
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, sources are reporting that KG and the Celtics are close to a three-year, $34 million deal. Garnett was set to become an unrestricted free agent, but the 36-year-old star may stay in Boston for the remainder of his career if the contract comes to fruition.
Garnett and his teammates will be another year older next season, but the window of opportunity to win another title may still be open a crack for the Celtics. Paul Pierce will stay in the fold provided there isn't a trade, while rapidly improving point guard Rajon Rondo should continue his ascent.
Is re-signing Garnett a good move for the Celtics?
Shooting guard Ray Allen may leave via free agency, but forward Jeff Green is expected to be back after missing all of last season with a heart ailment.
Garnett had been considering retirement, but he seemed revitalized this past season, as he averaged nearly 16 points and over eight rebounds per game while playing center much of the time.
Getting back to the promised land won't be easy for the Celtics, as the Heat promise to be as good as ever next season, but Boston can't be discounted due to the team's vast amount of experience. Garnett brings plenty of that to the table, and although he is no longer a guy who can go for 20 points and 10 boards every night, he can still be a major contributor for the C's.
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