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Boston Celtics: Weighing Pros and Cons of Having Kevin Garnett Play Center
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Starting Kevin Garnett at center, produced great results last season for the Celtics.

The 2011-2012 Boston Celtics went 22-12 following the all star break. The bulk of those wins featured Kevin Garnett, a man who had spent the majority of his 17-year career playing power forward. 

The change was made for a number of reasons. The Celtics had injury issues that kept Jermaine O'Neal on the bench, Greg Steimsma was not good enough to log starters minutes, and Chris Wilcox, who may have eventually claimed the role, instead found himself missing most of the second half of the season due to a heart condition. 

The Celtics played a lot better with Garnett at center, and now in the wake of an active offseason that saw Boston re-sign Garnett, but fail to acquire a starting center, the "Kevin Garnett at center" era will be continued next season. 

Rarely in basketball, or life in general, does a decision come without both positive and negative consequences.

Starting Kevin Garnett at center is no exception. What will the Celtics gain, and what do they potentially lose by placing KG in the middle?  

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