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Offline nickagneta

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http://sulia.com/channel/basketball/f/71b89385-dd45-485d-9b1f-6d829255216c/?source=twitter

He also hints that this year might be it for KG. What's everyone else think? With Rondo gone for the year and maybe part of next and an almost impossible road to the ECFs in front of them, does KG hang them up after this year?

Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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No wonder twitter has a character limit.

I think KG will be back next year, but I don't think it will shock anybody if he does decide to retire.


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Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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I don't know. I feel that he's going to come back next season, but might retire after that.
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Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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Doubt it.

People have been talking about KG retiring each year since he had the injury.

People underestimate his love for the game (don't know why).

Ill prob just skip the debate and wait till we see him next season (like I did last year)

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And we almost traded Rondo for Gasol.

More he said she said I think, IMO stuff.

Is it possible he retires? Sure. Is it possible he doesnt? Sure. He looks much older this year. But Kevin Willis played til he was 42. Kurt Thomas is still starting for the Knicks on occassion. If KG wants to plat he will have a limited role somewhere.
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From the article, this really shocked me. And honestly, I don't see it.


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his athleticism and mobility have fallen off precipitously this season.

Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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Ric Bucher is not a credible reporter.

Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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If Ainge trades away Pierce or Rondo, then, yeah, I bet KG retires.

If the team primarily stays together, then KG will be back.

This all depends on health, of course.  An injury could change this.

People underestimate KG's love for his teammates and Doc.  KG is not going to simply abandon them or force Boston to buy him out of his contract.  I could see KG staying on and continuing to play fewer minutes while still mentoring the likes of Sully and Melo.

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Not sure I follow Bucher's logic. If KG will retire when he's not able to contribute at a high level -- whether it's this summer or next -- then he'd a be good trade choice for a contender, not a poor one.

I can't imagine any GM thinks they'd have to give up all that much to get him anyway.

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And we almost traded Rondo for Gasol.

More he said she said I think, IMO stuff.

Is it possible he retires? Sure. Is it possible he doesnt? Sure. He looks much older this year. But Kevin Willis played til he was 42. Kurt Thomas is still starting for the Knicks on occassion. If KG wants to plat he will have a limited role somewhere.
I agree. If KG wants to play there will be a place for him.

But KG doesn't give me the impression he's an Hakeem or Willis or Parish or Moses Malone type that hangs around years past his being a top 5-8 player at his position.

He disappears in the off season and loves his privacy. I say if he gets a feeling that this was the last chances at a ring, he might retire after this year, regardless of how well he can still play.

And, yes, from what I have seen of KG this year, his athleticism and speed and movement are quite different than years past. He was undeserving of an All-Star nod. He could possibly have to give up on the idea of being a starter as early as sometime next season.

Not sure his ego or competitive spirit will go for that.

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He looked finished last year too, until about this time of year. (And his numbers over the last five games have been very good).

I hate to say it, but his revitalization in the second half last season was a bit fishy. If he does it again this year, I will really start to wonder.

KG retiring
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Roy,

If KG officially retires, does his money count against our cap?  Or do we get that money off our cap?

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Roy,

If KG officially retires, does his money count against our cap?  Or do we get that money off our cap?

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Smitty77
If he retires and forgoes his salary it comes off the cap. Only money actually paid counts.

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Roy,

If KG officially retires, does his money count against our cap?  Or do we get that money off our cap?

Thanks,

Smitty77

If he formally retires before next league year starts, his money comes off the cap.

If he retires after the new league year starts, it would depend upon what the payment schedule of his contract is.  Any payments we make to him would be carried on our cap.


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Re: Ric Bucher: No chance KG plays the remaining two years of his contract
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Ric Bucher is not a credible reporter.

This.  And the report doesn't really make sense. 

First, KG won't retire next season just to save the C's from luxury tax money.  He will play if he wants to play. 

Second. KG is still one of the best centers in the league, and hasn't shown any signs of walking away.  He seems like he might be Favresque in continuing to play until he has no choice but to quit.