Stein: Garnett leaning towards one more year

Kevin Garnett

Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Kevin Garnett may come back for one more year with the Brooklyn Nets. Garnett, 38, has one year left on his contract worth $12 million.

“I think he wants to keep going,” said one source close to the situation. 

Since the Nets’ second-round loss to Miami last month, Garnett has stayed silent about his future in the NBA. Garnett averaged 6.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game over 20 minutes for Brooklyn this year, but injuries and age only allowed him to play in 54 games — the lowest amount of his career, excluding the 1999 lockout season.

Garnett is under contract, meaning he would have to inform the team of his retirement. “He’s under contract,” GM Billy King said repeatedly last month of Garnett.

Garnett’s potential return could help convince friend and unrestricted free agent Paul Pierce to re-sign with the team as well.