There are question marks surrounding a possible return of Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics and fans have now gotten two boosts of good news in the span of a week. After general manager Danny Ainge announced that head coach Doc Rivers will indeed return in 2013 to coach the Celtics for one more season, the team has learned that Kevin Garnett will not need surgery on his ankle or foot as previously feared.
Kevin Garnett will not need surgery on his foot/ankle. Medical staff thinks rest will solve the problem.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) May 17, 2013
With another big question answered for Celtics fans, the biggest one of all still remains and that’s whether or not Garnett plans on being back with Boston in 2013. His decision likely hinges on whether or not Paul Pierce returns, which branches off into a whole different tangent of questions that could ultimately break up the Celtics core in 2013.
Rajon Rondo likely won’t be back for the start of the season and if both Garnett and Pierce are gone, the Celtics are going to be in a painfully slow rebuilding process. They have the pieces to make it happen, but they also might have the pieces to make another championship run should Garnett and Pierce decide to return.
Garnett not needing surgery significantly boosts his chances of retiring, but only in theory. Pierce’s decision is ultimately what Garnett seems to be waiting on and the rest of Boston is anxiously waiting with him.