Kevin Garnett has been hinting at retirement for a number of years now. He's still a productive player in the league, but his skills have diminished over the years. Because of this, Garnett may be leaning toward retirement. At least we are led to believe that based on the Boston Celtics' star's comments.
Garnett said this All-Star Game in Houston would be his last says an Associated Press report. This could be interpreted in one of two ways (and one of those ways is more logical than the other). Either Garnett is planning on retiring after the season, or he doesn't think he will have the talent to make another All-Star Game.
Garnett won an NBA Championship with the Celtics. He's been a perennial All-Star with the Celtics. He's had a Hall of Fame career. But it may be time to hang it up.
Garnett is averaging 15.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. This is a considerable drop-off from his career numbers of 19.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Garnett and the big three in Boston created a dynasty of sorts. They were competitive every year and could contend for a title in any given season. Now, with Ray Allen gone, Rajon Rondo injured, and Garnett and Paul Pierce aging, the team is not the same. Garnett may simply see the end coming.
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