He’s owed $15.3 million next year but it’s a club option with a $5-million buyout before June 30. Danny Ainge will have a lot of soulsearching to do before making that call. There has been a lot of talk KG just might retire. He’d be leaving a lot of money on the table: 11.5 million next year and $12 million the next, although the last year isn’t all guaranteed. He has, however, made over $290 million excluding endorsements in his career.
One thing is certain, some changes are needed.
When asked if the Celtics could go forward as currently constituted with KG and Pierce, Rivers said, “No, No. No. We need more.”