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On last year’s season and his knee injury:
I was really excited with way we played in 2nd half… I really thought we had an opportunity to play for a championship, but injuries hurt us down the stretch. There was so much we had to overcome. Hopefully we can stay healthy.
The knee is a lot better. It’s not completely healed about 90% now. It really hampered me the last 10-15 games of the year, I couldn’t explode… but everyone is dealing with injuries that time of year.
On the new acquisitions:
I love what DA’s been able to do. Once we signed Kevin we knew we were going to make another run. I thought Danny did a good job trying to replace Ray Allen, as you know he went off to Miami. It was his choice, he was a great teammate and a lot of fun playing with him. Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, a healthy Jeff Green, even some of our rookies, we’ve added a lot more depth and it’s going to take a lot of pressure off me this upcoming season.
On the importance of Kevin Garnett:
He’s everything to ...
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