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The Brooklyn Nets hope that power forward Kevin Garnett will return for the final year of his contract, according to ESPN.

Garnett has been quiet about his future since the Nets lost to the Miami Heat in the playoffs. The final season of his contract is valued at $12 million.

If the 38-year-old returns next season, it will be his 20th in the NBA.

“I think he wants to keep going,” a source told ESPN.

Garnett averaged just 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in 20.5 minutes over 54 games last season. He did help the Nets turn their season around following a slow start by switching to center when Brook Lopez sustained a season-ending injury.

It is possible Garnett could walk away from the $12 million and retire.

The Nets are also reportedly interested in re-signing veteran small forward Paul Pierce.

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