(NEW YORK) — Rest assured Celtics fans, Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. According to ESPN, Garnett will sign a three-year contract worth $34 million to remain with the Boston Celtics.
The 36-year old Garnett recently wrapped up his 17th NBA season, and fifth with the Celtics. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during this past regular season but upped his performance in the playoffs, averaging 19.2 points and 10. 3 rebounds per game in the postseason.
KG was set to become an unrestricted free agent, and there were some who thought that he would walk away from basketball. Instead, he’ll be playing into his 20th NBA season and will be nearly 40-years old by the time his new deal is up.
“The decision came down to whether KG wanted to keep playing,” a source told the Boston Herald. “And once he decided that he did, it was going to be Boston. He wasn’t going to leave Doc (Rivers) and those guys and play anywhere else.”
The Celtics will now turn their attention to trying to bring back unrestricted free agents Ray Allen, Brandon Bass, and Jeff Green.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN