Skip to content

Report: Kevin Garnett may have off-season surgery on ankles

May 6, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics Getty Images

What will Kevin Garnett do this summer, retire or come back for another year with the Celtics?

A lot of that is tied to what the Celtics do with Paul Pierce — they can buy him out for next season for $5 million before June 30. Come July 1 he’s back at $15.3 million next season, and KG at his discounted $12 million would be back, too. Most likely.

But there is more than that going into his decision, such as surgery on his ankles reports Jackie MacMullan at ESPNBoston.com.

Team sources said KG might undergo offseason surgery to shave down the bone spurs in his ankles, an operation that is not viewed as a major procedure. Two of his teammates privately speculated he is considering retirement.

“I have no clue,” Doc admitted. “I was positive last year [he was coming back]. I’m not as sure this year.”

Garnett has a couple years left on his contract, but if the Celtics decide to rebuild he may just decide it is time to walk away from the game. Pierce has said if he is bought out he will play somewhere else next season.

I have a feeling by the time we get to the draft we’ll know what Boston is doing, one way or another. And what KG is doing this summer as well, besides getting his ankles operated on.

Latest Posts
  1. JaVale McGee says he’s close to healthy, will be ready for season

    Sep 4, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee AP

    If he’s healthy and the vintage, athletic McGee Dallas could use him.

  2. John Wall got a $20,000 portrait of himself for his birthday (PHOTO)

    Sep 3, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

    John Wall John Wall

    The street artist Madsteez painted the commissioned piece.

  3. Utah’s Dante Exum underwent knee surgery Thursday, likely out for season

    Sep 3, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT

    Dante Exum AP

    He tore the ACL last month playing for Australia.

  4. Ricky Rubio is confident Timberwolves not looking to trade him

    Sep 3, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings Getty Images

    The trade speculation around him is not based in reality.

  5. Report: Kings signing Eric Moreland

    Sep 3, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT

    Moreland was reportedly considering Pistons and Lakers

  6. Report: J.R. Smith’s 2015-16 salary becomes fully guaranteed Monday

    Sep 3, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Shaun Livingston, Harrison Barnes AP

    Cavaliers craft unusual contract to give Smith a partial guarantee next season

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (2224)
  2. K. Irving (1831)
  3. A. Davis (1656)
  4. L. James (1505)
  5. K. Bryant (1431)
  1. K. Durant (1391)
  2. A. Aminu (1273)
  3. T. Thompson (1257)
  4. M. Leonard (1232)
  5. A. Jefferson (1226)