Garnett dismisses talk of any possible trade away from Boston.
With the February 21 trade deadline fast approaching, Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett has recently been the focus of numerous trade deals. However, he has dismissed talk he is set to leave the TD Bank Garden.
Yahoo! Sports had reported there were talks over a switch to the Los Angeles Clippers, but with Garnett just one of four NBA stars with a no-trade clause in his contract, he moved quickly to rule out waiving it any time soon.
Speaking to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the 36-year-old expressly committed his future to Boston and stated his belief his career will end there.
“If it’s up to me I will live and die green,” he told Spears. When reminded the decision is up to him, he said: “OK then. So what are we talking about?”
Having hinted that his All-Star appearance in Houston on the weekend will be his last, the inevitable speculation is that Garnett will call time on his career at the end of the season.
With the Celtics suffering key injuries to the likes of Rajon Rondo, Garnett and fellow veteran Paul Pierce have found themselves with added responsibility.
Last July, Garnett signed a three-year extension worth $36 million with Boston which is set to expire in 2015. Judging by his recent statements and considering the decision ultimately lies with him, he has no intention of ending his time with Doc Rivers’ men before then.