Mannix: I don't think Garnett is coming back

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Mannix: I don't think Garnett is coming back

With another Celtics' post-season now over, Danny Ainge and the rest of the front office have important decisions to make regarding the Big Three.

And they may not be easy.

Paul Pierce is under contract until 2014, but the deals of Garnett and Allen have run out in Boston. The question is: Will the Celtics try to re-sign them?

"Will they be able to do it? I don't see it happening," Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix said on the Dan Patrick Show Monday.

Garnett, who came into the league in 1995 at the age of seventeen, is now 36 years old and there is question to how much he has left in the tank. Mannix mentioned the knee injury Garnett suffered in 2009 and said it still impacts his play today.

With another 82 game season ahead of him, it does not look like Garnett will be able to play an entire season with his usual same intensity, Mannix said.

"I think that Kevin Garnett is going to retire," he said, pointing out he had no confirmation from anyone in the NBA to back up his opinion.

Mannix thinks Allen will not be wearing green next season, either.

"I've gotten the sense for a long time that Ray Allen is ready to move on," Mannix said.

Allen proved that he can still play, shooting a career high percentage (.453) from behind the arc. Teams looking for a spot-up three-point shooter could offer Allen a deal worth more than anything the Celtics would be willing to offer.

Will things play out the way Mannix thinks they might? Or will the Big Three be back to make another run next season?

What is Ainge going to do? Whatever happens, he will have his work cut out for him.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players. 

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.

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Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.

Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics