Boston Celtics: Why Kevin Garnett Should Be Danny Ainge’s Top Priority

June 23rd, 2012 by Dylan Lewis Leave a reply »
As soon as the buzzer sounded at the end of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami, the questions immediately began circulating about the Celtics' offseason plans.

The looming free agency of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett and rumors throughout the season that the Celtics were "aggressively trying to trade Rajon Rondo" cast a shroud of doubt on the possibility of a full return of Boston's "big four" next season.

In a previous article, I discussed the benefits of keeping Boston's core four together, but here I'd like to specifically hone in on Kevin Garnett.

Some reports indicate KG is still mulling over his future and has considered retirement (via ESPN).

The 36-year-old career power forward made the move to center after the All-Star break this season to accommodate roster changes. In the first half of the season, while playing PF, KG averaged 14.4 PPG, 7.9 RPG.

After the switch, Garnett's numbers improved. He averaged 17.0 PPG and 8.5 RPG after the All-Star break. Playing center pitted Garnett against the opponent's 5, giving KG and his legendary mid-range game an exploitable advantage on offense.

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