Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has a major decision coming up on whether to test the free agency market, stay with the Celtics or retire. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com that he spoke with Garnett recently and no decision about him has been made. Free agency starts July 1.
"Kevin and I had a good conversation last week and the conversation was mostly on how he needs time before he makes that decision," Ainge said during an in-studio appearance Wednesday afternoon on Boston sports radio WEEI-93.7 FM. "I think we'll talk within the next week, but I'm not so sure that's a decision day for him. He may want to wait and see what sort of team we have. I'm not sure.
Garnett, 36, finished his 17th season in the league where he averaged 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in 2011-12. The Celtics other free agents are Ray Allen, Brandon Bass and Jeff Green.
"KG has said over and over again, he doesn't want to go out not being a significant player. He doesn't want to be eaten alive by new young players. And you can see his will," Ainge said.