The Brooklyn Nets’ future remains uncertain after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Miami Heat. Paul Pierce’s contract expires and he may be headed toward retirement and Deron Williams is preparing for surgery and his name continues to present itself as a trade target by a few other teams around the league.
Kevin Garnett is one of the few players with a contract headed into next season, but after finishing his 19th season in the NBA, his future is uncertain as well as he considers retirement.
Tim Bontemps of the New York Post suggests its likely Garnett returns for his 20th season:
Garnett declined to talk to reporters both after the Nets’ final loss of the season to the Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and during the locker room cleanout the following afternoon.
Still, all indications have been — despite the drop in production this season — Garnett will be back in Brooklyn for what would be the 20th season of his stellar NBA career.
Kevin Garnett will earn $12 million next season if he does choose to return, however the outlook of the Nets remains bleaker as Joe Johnson and Deron Williams continue to decline and the high salaries of the three combined will likely keep Brooklyn out of the market for any of the top free agents this summer.
Regardless, Garnett continues to prove he can still play as he approaches his 39th birthday in May and will probably hold off on retirement plans for another year.