Ainge: Garnett Considering Retirement
Danny Ainge shed some light on Kevin Garnett’s impending free agency decision.
"Kevin and I had a good conversation last week and the conversation was mostly on how he needs time before he makes that decision," Ainge said. "I think we'll talk within the next week, but I'm not so sure that's a decision day for him. He may want to wait and see what sort of team we have. I'm not sure.
"I know that he wants to come back. I know he likes Boston, and I know he loves playing for (coach) Doc (Rivers). He loves everything about the team and the city and so forth. I think that his decision will be, 'Do I really want to play? Or do I not want to play.'"
Garnett, 36, enjoyed a resurgence after switching from power forward to center.
"KG has said over and over again, he doesn't want to go out not being a significant player. He doesn't want to be eaten alive by new young players. And you can see his will," Ainge said. "But, at the same time, I don't think people realize how hard it is for him to get ready to play. It's really draining for guys that age, to just prepare to play -- two or three hours worth of treatment, stretching.
"The days are different than when you are 25 or 30 and you just sort of wake up from your nap and show up to the gym and play. The wear and tear. It's what you eat, how you live, it is a season-long thing, and it's much more exhausting at that age."