In my opinion, Danny Ainge asking for KG's input on a business decision shows respect for his view as one of the leaders of the team. That it was about Ray Allen or any other player is inconsequential.
On returning to Boston: ďMy No. 1 reason for coming back, obviously, was Doc. Doc being here is huge. I enjoy playing for him. The guys, the city, the fans here are by far the best fans that Iíve ever been a part of, and all that stuck with me ó along with some family motivation and other things of that nature. Ö You want to be in a position where you can still contribute and still give something. I donít know how Danny talked me into three years. Iím enjoying my journey here. I know it sounds lame and kind of cheesy, but coming in here, preparing, doing what I love, all those put together is why Iím here.Ē
On Ray Allenís departure: ďI donít have Rayís number anymore. Iím not trying to communicate with him. Iím just being honest with everybody in here. Itís not that I wish him less than or whatever, itís just what it is. I choose not to. Thatís a choice I personally made. Iím very close to Ray, I know his family, I wish nothing but the best for him and his family, I just made the choice to move on. Thatís all. Iím focusing on J.T., Courtney Lee, the new guys that are here. Ö I wasnít going to come here and answer a bunch of Ray Allen questions. I was going to obviously answer one time, and then focus on whatís right here in this gym and whatís present. Thatís where Iím at.Ē