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“First, he has a lot of respect for Doc (Rivers, the C’s coach),” the source said. “I’m not sure there is someone else he could play for at this point. He’s very loyal. But he’s also very proud. As long as they pay him what he feels is fair, this will be the place he wants to be.”
But quality of life is an issue, too, for KG, and he has found a comfort zone with the Celts that would make it hard for him to go elsewhere if he isn’t able to find a mutually beneficial deal here.
In this regard, some close to the issue think it’s possible Garnett waits to see how the club plans to shape the roster.
“Kevin’s very loyal, and he hates change,” one source said. “But I think it’d be hard for him to come back if it’s a total rebuild. If he’s going to play, he has to be playing for something.
“I think he’ll wait to see what’s going to happen. If Danny can give him a solid answer right away, then maybe he gives them an answer, too. But KG’s going to want to know who he’ll be playing with.”
The Herald’s Steve Bulpett and Mark Murphy both quote sources with some knowledge/speculation about Kevin Garnett’s mindset.
To summarize, KG:
- Wants to play for Doc
- Is very loyal
- Wants to be treated fairly
- Doesn’t want to be part of a rebuild
I can’t imagine Garnett waiting too long to make a decision. Unlike years past, Danny Ainge is going to move quickly in free-agency. As he targets players, it will be beneficial if he can say, “KG is coming back and wants to play with you.”
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – What will it be, KG? | CSNNE – Grande: It will be drawn out, but think he’ll return | Would you trade Rondo for Howard? | Yahoo! – Kevin Durant seizes Finals moment, victory over Lebron