WALTHAM -- With July 1 looming, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said there was nothing new on the Kevin Garnett front. "No news to report," Ainge said. "We’re having conversations with Kevin but we don’t have any answers on whether he’s coming back or not."
Ainge said he didn't think a decision will happen quickly and aded, "There’s no deadline with Kevin. The sooner we can get Kevin done there better it will be for us. But we don’t want to rush him, we don’t want to pressure him. You guys know Kevin."
Even as a free agent, Garnett carries a cap hold of over $22 million, which would take away the Celtics cap space until a decision is made. Ainge still thinks it's a matter of Garnett returning to the Celtics or choosing to retire. July 1 is the date when free agents can begin talking to other teams. They can't sign new deals until July 11 when the league completes its audit and the salary cap is set for the coming year.
Ainge also said that he's had conversations with Ray Allen and that Allen is open to the possibility of returning.
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