Garnett's trusted friend Sam Cassell said KG was still talking about retiring as recently as 10 days ago, but Cassell was trying to persuade him otherwise. Cassel's advice: Play as long as you can.
"KG is a loyal guy," Cassell said. "I can't see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point."
Allen's situation is markedly different. He disagreed with the decision to have Bradley supplant him in the starting lineup. His shot opportunities dropped markedly, and his soured relationship with Rondo was evident. Allen was also stung by Boston's attempt to deal him to Memphis for O.J. Mayo.
There will be no hometown discount taken by the NBA's all-time 3-point king. All indications are the time has come for Allen and the Celtics to part ways.
Hopefully KG listens to Cassell. KG is still too dominant to replace. Not to mention the intangibles he brings to the table. Regarding Ray, Jackie MacMullan writes what Chris Mannix said earlier today. Not sure why people thought Mannix was making it up. Or maybe those same people will now accuse Hall of Fame writer MacMullan of publishing "propaganda." Hello head, meet sand.
Jackie Mac's whole column is worth a read. Lot's of great stuff on Doc. Here's the link.