Kendrick Perkins Believes Kevin Garnett Will Return Next Season

by June 18, 2012
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Perk says he’s spoken to Kevin Garnett, and KG has indicated that he plans on returning next season, and his ultimate wish is to continue playing for Doc Rivers in Boston. Per the Globe: “Garnett is an unrestricted free agent and could re-sign with the Celtics or test the market and be courted by teams for the first time in his career. Garnett has never been an unrestricted free agent. ‘I feel like if he does return to basketball, I think that that would be the team,’ Perkins said of the Celtics. ‘I heard Kevin say a few times that he wouldn’t want to play for anybody but Doc, so it will be interesting to see. I still think he got a lot more years in him. He got a lot of love for the game and it would be hard to see Kevin walk away from the game right now.’ When asked if he sensed Garnett wanted to keep playing, Perkins said, ‘I do. I think he found some kind of new life, what do you call it? The fountain of youth, just how he’s been playing over these last couple of games in the playoffs and in the regular season, he’s almost a 20-10 guy. I hope he does come back. It’s good for the NBA. He’s still an icon in the league and you just like to see what he brings to the table.’”