Andrew Bogut played 58 seconds for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, and earned around $1 million from the Cavs, before breaking his left tibia in a game against the Heat. The Cavs acquired Bogut with the hopes that he would be the piece they needed to bolster their interior defense and offense, and when he went down immediately, they panicked looking for his replacement.
They had hoped Larry Sanders would be the answer, after Sanders announced he would be making a comeback to the NBA after a few seasons away from the game, but after Sanders struggled in the D-League to make an impact, they Cavs chose to move on. According to Coach Tyronn Lue, he reached out to recently retired NBA Legend Kevin Garnett, with the hopes that KG would unretire for the Cavs, but that did not pan out.
KG said that the Cavs just had too much going on, and he was right, because at the time of the call, the Cavs were certainly struggling, and it was definitely not a situation that would make KG, who has enjoyed retirement, getting a job with the TNT Basketball Crew, come back to the game.
The Cavs have seemed to finally find their stride, getting back into Championship form, and it seems that they will be well on their way to a third straight finals appearance, but man it would have been fun to see KG get one last run at a ring.