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Report: Kevin Garnett's decision not contingent on Paul Pierce

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Kevin Garnett won't decide based on Paul Pierce's decision to leave Brooklyn.  (USATSI)
Kevin Garnett won't decide based on Paul Pierce's decision to leave Brooklyn. (USATSI)

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the future of Kevin Garnett with the Nets is not dependent on Paul Pierce, who signed with the Wizards Saturday night.

It was thought that Garnett might retire if Pierce didn't re-sign with Brooklyn, but indications have been that Garnett plans to return for the final year of his contract and the $12 million owed him.

Without Pierce, the Nets are set to take a major step back and are still in the luxury tax. Garnett struggled to make an impact last year, and looks to be on his last legs. The Nets don't appear to be really going anywhere. But at least they're stuck in neutral with the Big Ticket.

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