This one slipped through the cracks yesterday. On WEEI's 'Mutt and Merloni' show, Jackie MacMullen said she thinks Kevin Garnett will retire:
It's just a gut feeling and I could be totally wrong. I'm not basing this on any reporting.
He knows his clock is ticking and he's very, very aware of it
At the All-Star game he made this comment – 'If this is my last time here…' and I thought, boy, that's odd.
He's a proud, proud guy. I think he took the loss in this series harder than anybody and I'm sure he's taking a good hard look in the mirror and saying, can I be the player I once was, and if I can't be, do I want to keep going like this?
This is all speculation on my part…
I realize this is speculation, but when Jackie MacMullen talks Celtics, I listen.
I hope Jackie is wrong. Dead wrong. Even though his production is slipping, I'd love to see KG stick around for a few more years. His leadership is so valuable. And why can't he develop into a role player for 20 minutes a night?
Garnett is due to earn $21 million in the final year of his contract. Even though he's made upwards of $270 million throughout his career, I cannot imagine him walking away from that much cash.