HoopsHype Kevin Garnett rumors
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. The fact is $12 million is an awful lot of money – no matter how much you’ve made in the past – and after playing much, much better over the final few months of the season, it would be easy to see Garnett agreeing to rejoin Pierce for one final season in Brooklyn before riding off into the sunset next summer. New York Post
"When I was in Cleveland, they were a hump that I couldn't get over," James told reporters in Miami after the Heat won Game 5. "I knew from that point that I needed some help. I saw the way that [the Celtics] played the game, with Ray [Allen] and with Paul and with KG and with [Rajon] Rondo, with the chemistry that those guys had and the weapons that they had, and I knew from that point that I needed some help. I don't know if they thought that I would go seek help, but I did. And for me to be in this position today, those guys challenged me. They helped me personally become the player that I am today, and they helped our team become the team that we are today, because they challenged you in so many facets." Celtics Blog
James also added that despite the trade that sent both Celtics packing for Brooklyn last summer, he still associates them with the C's franchise that they carried for so long. "As weird as it is seeing them in black and white, you still see green on them," he said. "You still see green on Paul. You still see green on KG. Those guys still just have championship DNA. Being able to compete against those guys in a series is the ultimate for a competitor." Celtics Blog
So when asked about Williams, Garnett shared just exactly what he told -- and thought -- of his point guard. "He showed a lot of character, a lot of grit," Garnett told reporters Saturday night following Game 3. "i thought he led us and he got guys easy shots. We're going to need that. It's huge. I told him after Game 2, you're not going to play great every night, but you bring so many different dimensions to the game, so lean on that. What about Williams's confidence? "I try to be a confident teammate for him, give him confidence and fuel him, and just let him know that it's not the end of the world, not to be hard on yourself." The Brooklyn Game
Ray Allen hasn’t spoken to Kevin Garnett in the nearly two years that have passed since Allen left the Celtics and was noncommittal about whether that would change. “It’s nothing I’ve ever thought about,” Allen said. Miami Herald
It also left Garnett grabbing his head as he walked to the bench following a timeout. “I’m not happy with my play right now. I’m trying to get in a flow and a rhythm,” said Garnett, who is shooting 20% and averaging two points in the two games against Miami. “Try to bring something. It’s just frustrating. But I’ll grind through it. “(I’ll) continue to work. Continue to find ways to be aggressive offensively. Continue to look for opportunities. Rebound the ball. And continue to talk and inspire.” New York Daily News
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