2011-12-12 / Sports

Rivers has center plans for KG

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers isn’t worried about his team’s lack of depth at center. He plans on using Kevin Garnett a lot more in that role this season.

Entering his 17th season in the NBA and his fifth with Boston, the 6-foot-11 forward has been the anchor of Boston’s defense. Now Rivers says he’ll probably be playing the 14-time All Star at center a lot more.

“We’ll move Kevin,” Rivers said. “He will play the 5 this year. I honestly don’t think that it’ll be a problem. When he was younger it would have been a problem.

“He’s older, bigger, stronger and can play both positions and can spread the floor from that position. He can play the whole game at center and it wouldn’t bother me at all.”

“I’m focused on this year and this year only,” Garnett said to media on Sunday.

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