The Boston Celtics want to talk to Kevin Garnett about a return to their team, and Garnett is open to that discussion, but don't expect his re-signing to be the first big move that the Celtics make this offseason.
Garnett is reportedly waiting to see what the Celtics have in their plans before he decides to re-sign with the team. Ray Allen is also an unrestricted free agent, while mid-season trade rumors surrounded Rajon Rondo. Paul Pierce is still under contract with the Celtics, but his future isn't crystal clear either.
The Boston Herald quoted a source's opinion on Garnett's plans and mindset.
"Kevin's very loyal, and he hates change. But I think it'd be hard for him to come back if it's a total rebuild. If he's going to play, he has to be playing for something. I think he'll wait to see what's going to happen. If Danny can give him a solid answer right away, then maybe he gives them an answer, too. But KG's going to want to know who he'll be playing with."
If the Celtics bring Garnett back to the team, it will likely be on a short-term deal that pays him considerably less than the $21 million he earned during the 2011-12 season.