Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14
WEEI (Sports Illustrated writer Chris) Mannix said he's heard from people close to Kevin Garnett that the forward is leaning toward retirement, but if Garnett returns to the NBA it's likely to be with the Celtics. "I think if Kevin Garnett wants to keep playing basketball, he will stay in Boston," Mannix said. "I think he's a loyal guy -- remember, he didn't really want to get traded out of Minnesota in the first place. He doesn't like to be a guy who's a mercenary, who wants to bounce around to different organizations and just chase rings like some other players in his age bracket. I think he wants to stay with one organization." As for Ray Allen, his departure seems likely, with New York, Miami and Chicago leading the way as possible landing spots. "There is going to be a ton of interest in Ray Allen in the offseason," Mannix said. "He's going to be able to pick and choose where he wants to play." Allen conceivably could return to Boston, but Mannix said that decision might be af...
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