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Your Morning Dump… KG will take another week to decide on his future

Chuck - Red's Army June 21, 2012 Celtics News, Free Agency, Kevin Garnett, The Morning Dump 8 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

Ainge said that he talked with Garnett last week and would probably talk with him again soon. At the moment, Ainge believes that Garnett will come back but until a decision is made the Celtics are in wait-and-see mode. 

“We’ll talk within the next week, but I’m not sure that’s a decision day for him,” Ainge said. “He may want to wait and see what kind of team we have. I know that he wants to come back. I know that he likes Boston and I know he loves playing for Doc and loves everything about the team and the city and so forth, so I think that his decision is going to be, ‘Do I really want to play or do I want to not play.’” 

Here’s the timeline: Garnett becomes a free agent on July 1 and teams can begin negotiating with free agents at that point. Once a league-wide audit is conducted to set the salary cap and luxury tax for next season, players can begin signing contracts on July 11.

WEEI

Add Danny Ainge to list of people who think it’s Boston or bust for Kevin Garnett.

How exactly can KG “wait and see” what kind of team Ainge builds before making a decision? Everything hinges on him. Danny can’t make any moves with Garnett’s $22 million cap hold.

All Ainge can do is give Garnett insight on discussions he’s had with players and agents. The conversation could go like this:

KG: “Hey mother-bleeper. How’s my team coming along?”

Danny: “Nice to hear from you, KG. Well.. It looks like we’ll have a deal with Jeff Green and I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to bring back Brandon.”

KG: “And Ray?”

Danny: “Not so much…”

KG: “You think we’ll have enough ammo to make another run?”

Danny: “Definitely.”

KG: “Let’s go to war then.”

A week from now we’ll know Garnett’s plans. Sit tight.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Garnett weighing his options | Ainge looks back at run, ahead at future | CSNNE – Lacerte wins trainer of the year award | Herald – Chief among honorees 

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  • GeeZeeCeltics

    KG: “You think we’ll have enough ammo to make another run?”
    Danny: “Definitely.”
    KG: “Let’s go to war then.”

    I loved that.

    • http://thegreatoutthere.blogspot.com Matt W

      I agree. This line was gold.

  • The clone of Jester

    Please don’t sign Green he brings no value add to the team he is a tweener without a sold jump shot and his D sucky suckerton

    • Alex

      We should sign an English teacher for you so you know how to end your sentences with a period.

      • Jester00

        Hey a$$clown on behalf of my clone Bite me, I don’t spell well either and this is not Fing spelling bee. Go play in traffic!!!!!!!!!! You must have great life going on blogs checking grammer. Let us all know when you move out of your parents house O.K.. Try getting a life or a date I’m sure you have neither.

        • The clone of Jester

          LOL he may have been joking bro, but thanks for the defense

  • Double P

    What about renouncing Bass and going after Lamar Odom.. he’s an upgrade and would be a short term deal. Sign Jeff green and either Chris kaman or omer Asik. Resign Pietrus and dooling and look at maybe a JR smith to replace ray off bench?

    I would also entertain trading pierce for a quality big man or good young talent..

  • Paul