It's a little early for rumor season, and this barely qualifies as one, but a San Antonio columnist proposed yesterday that the Spurs might be interested in the services of free agent big man Kevin Garnett.
Buck Harvey from the San Antonio Express-News writes that someone in the Spurs organization brought up Garnett's name as a possibility for the team next season. Garnett's $21 million contract with the Celtics will be off the books after this season, and he will become an unrestricted free agent, free to sign wherever he pleases. He may also choose to retire. Garnett left American Airlines Arena in Miami after losing Game 7 to the Heat without talking to reporters.
The Celtics can bring Garnett back next season, but they're not likely to pay him anywhere near what he was making on his previous contract. Garnett is 36-years-old.