We’re a bit obsessed with Kevin Garnett, because Kevin Garnett is the trigger to the entire Celtics offseason. He’s also a freak of nature who played some amazingly great basketball at 36 years old, after 17 years in the league, at the end of a compressed season that killed everyone physically. The simple fact is, he’s still good, so we still want him.
There’s another reason we really want him back. Because the guy we all hope will eventually replace him, JaJuan Johnson, is still learning… and we want him to keep doing things like this.
“I sat across from him on the plane, so we’d talk every flight,” Johnson told CSNNE.com. “He’s all about listening. If you listen to him, he’s going to share anything with you, so it’s pretty cool.”
Johnson didn’t have much opportunity for playing time on a veteran squad in his first year. But perhaps just as valuable was the time he had with his teammates, including Garnett and Rajon Rondo, who he developed strong relationships with over