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Kevin Garnett Needs To Stay With Boston Celtics

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics are sitting in a place right now where even without Rajon Rondo, the team would make this year’s playoffs. There have been rumors in recent days however about the possibility that the team could trade Kevin Garnett. Garnett has made it clear that he won’t waive his no-trade clause and he has every right to. This Celtics team is now in a position to prove all their doubters including myself wrong and make the playoffs.

Garnett has been in the league for a very long time and deserves the respect at this point of his career to want to stay where he is at. Garnett’s numbers may be down this season over his career averages but at age 36 and in his 17th year in the National Basketball Association, he is still productive with over 15 points per game. Garnett has become the leader of this Boston team and probably was even with Ray Allen in town but this season is now down to Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Garnett should want to stay put in Boston and I would guarantee that happening if things didn’t change as much as it does in today’s game. Garnett has been a good player for the Celtics after arriving in town six seasons ago and deserves one more chance to bring home a NBA title for the fans in Boston. It will obviously be a very big climb and would take a lot of luck to get all the way to the championship this season but Garnett has to be in Boston to do that.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.