When Doc Rivers’ future with the Boston Celtics was in question, so was that of star forward Kevin Garnett. But now that Rivers has parted ways with the Celtics and moved on to the Los Angeles Clippers, it seems Garnett will play out at least one more year with the Celtics before calling it a career. According to Yahoo! Sports, Garnett won’t be following Rivers out west.
Garnett has two years, $24.4 million left on his Celtics deal, but there’s a growing belief that he’ll play one more season before retiring
The move is really the only one that makes sense as the NBA is not going to budge on their current stance that no players will be involved in the current deal that is shipping Rivers out west. But while Garnett isn’t all that thrilled about not playing under Rivers, he’s very loyal to management in Boston and loves the fans there even more.
He hasn’t officially made a decision yet and he could end up walking away from the game this offseason. Fans around the NBA have been on a farewell tour with the Boston Big 3 for the last two years so it’s not like an announcement that he’s retiring would be coming as a complete shock or anything.
Celtics fans have closure on the situation with Rivers, which was something they’d been looking for since the playoffs ended for them. But now the question marks moves over Garnett’s head and will hover there until he gives a definitive answer. But one thing that won’t happen is Garnett playing out his career with another team as barring some trade that the Boston Celtics, the NBA and Garnett like, it’s looking like it’s Boston or bust for the future Hall of Famer.