Kevin Garnett is returning to the Boston Celtics after considering retirement, according to multiple reports.
The forward will receive a three-year, $34 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
“The decision came down to whether KG wanted to keep playing,” a source told the Boston Herald. “And once he decided that he did, it was going to be Boston. He wasn’t going to leave Doc (Rivers) and those guys and play anywhere else.”
The 36-year-old Garnett just completed his fifth season in Boston after 12 years in Minnesota. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during the regular season but upped his averages to 19.2 and 10.3 in the playoffs.
Hallelujah. This is HUGE for the Celtics. Obviously KG can still ball, but you also can’t say enough about the attitude and work ethic that he brings to that locker room. Garnett will now also get to show Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo the ropes and help them develop their game (and attitude, in Melo’s case.)
Good to have you back, KG.