Marc Stein: Kevin Garnett wants to play for another year

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Add Marc Stein of ESPN to the list of writers who think Kevin Garnett will be back next season.  While some have suggested that KG could retire, Chris Mannix and Nets beat writers Tim Bontemps and Ohm Youngmisuk are already on the record that KG will not leave $12 million on the table and step aside.

Stein writes Monday...

Nothing is official yet, but quiet optimism is emanating from Brooklyn when it comes to Kevin Garnett playing for one more season.

Garnett has predictably said nothing since the Nets' season ended with a second-round loss to Miami, but the whispers are starting to get louder that KG, at 38, wants to play out the final season of his contract, which is valued at $12 million.

Stein also notes that KG's return is likely to have an effect on the Nets' pursuit of Paul Pierce "who is expected to draw interest from Doc Rivers' Clippers and a slew of other contenders."  But teams like the Clippers and Bulls can't give Pierce a big contract.  The Nets control his Bird Rights and could pay him whatever the market demands.

What will his role be on a team that starts a healthy Brook Lopez?  Perhaps as a back-up center?  League sources also said the KG could also be helpful with the recruiting of Shaun Livingston.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker