Originally written June 18, 2012 on Celtics Life:
Star Tribune One reason Rivers brought in Saunders was his great relationship with Kevin Garnett. And Saunders said that KG played like he did with the Wolves in 2003-04, when he was named league MVP. "I remember when we drafted KG [in 1995], we said to him his first year, we played him as a small forward and I told him you're going to be an All-Pro player as a power forward but you're probably going to end your career as a center," Saunders said. "And with Garnett playing center, the Celtics after the All-Star break had the third-best record in the NBA." Garnett really showed great strength at center in the postseason, averaging 19.2 points -- his highest playoff average since 2007-08 -- and 10.3 rebounds per game. Saunders is positive Garnett, who is a free agent, will sign for another year with the Celtics, who have some rebuilding to do. "Positive" is a pretty strong word, but Saunders does know KG and according to the Str Tribune intervi...
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