Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/2/12

As the Celtics’ season inches toward its close, it also means the team soon needs to make a decision on its future. For a while now, there have been rumors that the Celtics will conduct a fire sale of sorts, splitting up what at one point was its Big Three (Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, for those who haven’t been keeping score at home) in an effort to get younger.

But according to someone close to Garnett, KG might not even be available for the Celtics to offer on the table to anybody interested. Here’s more, from NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner:

But at least one league source who knows Garnett well thinks a proud, strong exit and, as they say in show biz, a chance to leave ‘em wanting more might be his plan. “I think that’s what we’ve been seeing in these playoffs,” the friend of Garnett said. “The way he’s been playing, it’s like he wants to go out on his terms.”

Garnett, whose contract is up this summer, has already been named in a potential signing with the Lakers (a gossipy nugget slung by Screamin’ A. Smith), which should totally thrill Celtics fans. There’s also been reports that the Nets would be interested in the 36-year-old.

But right now it’s hard envisioning KG anywhere else but Boston. He’s transformed from a Timberwolves transplant to a Celtic at heart. He’s shown he can still play. He’s shown he can still be the KG that can be a real tool. And it wouldn’t be surprising if he doesn’t want to display his skills and energy in anything but a Celtics jersey.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk
Photo: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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