May 12, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett (2) and Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) battle for the ball in the second half of game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Kevin Garnett Expected To Return Next Season


 

Kevin Garnett must have unfinished business in the NBA.

Either that, or he just wants to rake in his $12 million that he’s owed next season from the Brooklyn Nets. Either way.

Despite speculation that the former All-Star was going to hang it up after this season, there’s a growing belief that Garnett will return for his 20th NBA season next year with the Brooklyn Nets.

[New York Post]

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.

I’m not sure what kind of role Garnett can have on next year’s Brooklyn team. If this past season was any indication, Garnett is definitely running on fumes. For the first time in his career, Garnett failed to average double-digit scoring and only averaged 20.5 minutes per game, which was also a career-low for him.

Garnett averaged 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

At this rate, we’re going to have drag Garnett off the court. Either that, or teams just need to stop paying him $12 million per season.

 

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