Situation: Signed for $11.5 million in 2013, $12 million in 2014
Reasons for keeping: Garnett is the heart and soul of the Celtics. His veteran leadership and defensive intensity have been the hallmarks of this team since his arrival in 2007. Garnett is also one of the best offensive big men in the history of the game. The Celtics will struggle if Garnett leaves.
Reasons for replacing: You should be able to get a lot for Garnett in a trade. He’s that veteran piece who could put a team like the Clippers or Mavericks or Warriors over the top, and you may get draft picks and young players in return. Getting rid of Garnett would also clear salary for the next two seasons.
Dzen’s take: Replace him
What would you do?