Found May 07, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
  Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images BOSTON—I want # 7 back. No, not Trot Nixon or J.D. Drew but “Big Al” Jefferson. He has not donned a Celtic Green uniform since the end of the 2007 season. In case you forgot, he was part of the blockbuster Kevin Garnett deal that helped the Celtics win Banner 18, one that up until that juncture, had been eluding them for 18 seasons.  He began to establish himself in Minnesota, having a career year in 2008-09 when he averaged 23.1 points per game. He stayed with the Timberwolves for three seasons before heading out west to Utah to join the Jazz. Although his numbers have decreased slightly, he still is very productive and will be a hot commodity when he hits free agency this offseason. Here are my five reasons why he belongs in Celtic Green again. 1.    He’s young-   This is certainly a bonus. Al is 28, and in the prime of his career. When you consider the age of Boston’s primary big man ( Kevin Garnett, 36), this is certainly a bonus. Can Garnett stil...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Kevin Garnett Announces He's Retiring From The NBA

Kevin Garnett has announced to close friends that he's retiring from NBA, according to a source.The source, close to Garnett, told ESPN that Garnett will have to have surgery on not one but both ankles during the off season, and that he came the decision that he wouldn't be healthy to compete next season with the Boston Celtics.Two teammates claim that after the Game 6...

Kevin Garnett receives an MVP vote, finishes tied for 12th in voting

In his 18th season in the NBA, Kevin Garnett is still an incredibly valuable player. You can see some of that value in his stats (14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in just 29.7 minutes), you can see it on the scoreboard (the Celtics were 6 points better per 100 possessions this season with KG on the court, compared to when he sat), and you can see it in the MVP voting. Wait...

Kevin Garnett to undergo ankle surgery this summer?

A significant, but somewhat overlooked development in the wake of the Boston Celtics season-ending loss to the New York Knicks Friday night is the news that Kevin Garnett is likely to undergo surgery on both ankles during the offseason. One of the key questions facing GM Danny Ainge is whether or not Garnett plans to come back for a 19th season. Surgery and the ensuing rehab would...

What do we do with… Kevin Garnett?

The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together.  We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them.  We continue today with Kevin Garnett. Kevin Garnett finds himself in a significantly better position than Paul Pierce (profiled at great...

Report: Kevin Garnett Never Exercised No-Trade Clause to Clippers, Because Deal Never Got That Far

Kevin Garnett was close to being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in February, but the Celtics big man exercised his no-trade clause to keep him in Boston. This version of events has been repeated so many times, it has essentially been accepted as truth among many fans and sportswriters. In a clearing-the-air column in the Boston Herald on Thursday, Celtics beat writer Steve Bulpett...

Celtics rumors: Kevin Garnett mulling retirement?

Last season, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he was positive Kevin Garnett was coming back for another year. Now, with rumors circulating that the big man could be mulling retirement, the coach isn’t sure, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston."I have no clue," Doc admitted. "I was positive last year [he was coming back]. I'm not as sure this year...

Kevin Garnett to Retire?

Boston Celtics center/forward Kevin Garnett has played for 18 seasons, logged over 47,000 minutes of playing time, attempted over 20,000 shots (making just under half of them), won a world championship, and spent many years as the cornerstone to fantasy basketball teams everywhere. And it appears that at 36 he will be hanging it up and retiring from the game. Rumor has...

Endgames: Why The Celtics Need To Say Goodbye To Pierce and Garnett

Photo credit: David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports   Damn it. As always, it ended too soon. They should have gone further. They should have done better. They had so much more to say. The writers here at CLNS Radio had so much more to say. Instead, the Boston Celtics have canceled their plans for heading back to Madison Square Garden for Game 7. Instead Kevin Garnett and co. will be...

Kevin Garnett Says Celtics Future Will Depend on What Happens With Paul Pierce

With the Celtics having been unceremoniously booted from the first round of the NBA playoffs, there are major questions whether the team’s two longtime stars, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, will return to lead Boston for at least one more year. Both Garnett and Pierce are under contract next season — and Garnett one more beyond that — but the Celtics also hold a $5 million...

Cedric Maxwell: Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will all retire!

Your browser does not support iframes.   WEEI play-by-play for the Boston Celtics, Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell, chimes in on his thoughts about Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers returning next season. You may be a bit surprised by Max's take...

Reasons Why the Celtics Would Do Blake Griffin-Kevin Garnett Potential Trade, Reasons Why the Clippers Would Not

Photo by Brian Babineau/Getty Images The Los Angeles Clippers have had talks in February with the Boston Celtics regarding 17-year veteran power forward Kevin Garnett, which is why these recent trade discussions should not be a surprise to anyone. There are various reasons why the C’s would do the trade, but then there are reasons why the Clips would not do this deal, and here...

Celtics Have Many Questions in Summer

Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett (right) may have played their last game in a Celtics uniform.   As the Boston Celtics head into the off-season, they have many questions to answer. The first is whether they should retain captain Paul Pierce? Pierce could make $15.3 million this season unless the Celtics buy out Pierce for $5 million. If the Celtics choose to buy out Pierce,...

Paul Pierce’s Future With Celtics Tied to Kevin Garnett’s, But Rajon Rondo Is Key to Team’s Fortunes (Podcast)

Where do the Celtics go from here? That’s the question on everyone’s mind after the team’s first-round playoff exit, and the immediate future certainly holds more questions than answers for the C’s. Paul Pierce‘s status with the team is chief among them, and Kevin Garnett might be waiting to see what happens to his captain before deciding his next step. Add Doc Rivers...

Vote: Should the Celtics Make One More Run at a Championship or Start Rebuilding?

The question of the day is, “What now for the Celtics?” After the C’s were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, the futures of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers were immediately questioned. The Celtics’ offseason will be everything but routine, considering that the team has some serious decisions to make. Danny Ainge could opt to have one more...

What’s in Store for the Celtics in the Offseason?

With six consecutive seasons of amazing playoff performances, since the Big Three comprising Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, and Kevin Garnett was created by the Boston Celtics, the team has failed to pass even through the first round of the playoffs. After some good performances in the previous years, this has been the team’s earliest exit ever from the playoffs of the Big Three era...
Celtics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.