If you want to know what Rajon Rondo is thinking, ask OKC Thunder center Kendrick Perkins what he is thinking.
If you want to know what Kevin Garnett is thinking, ask his former Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders who worked the postseason as a special observer for the Celtics.
Saunders joins the list of key people who have no worry or concern on where KG will be next year.
When Perkins stumbles to find the words "Fountain of Youth," to describe Kevin Garnett, you can almost see him recalling his last phone call with Rondo.
The wheels of Perk's mind don't turn too far without a push from his favorite point guard-and we don't mean Russell Westbrook.
Perkins informed any media that deigned to listen that KG would play for no other coach except Doc Rivers. And, that tidbit is the end of the story, folks. Flip Saunders seconded that emotion.
Whether Rondo is now working the Celtics hotline is unclear, but we suspect he is talking to Garnett. KG may be a perfect match for his beloved "Shorty" in the mercurial department.
Years ago in Minnesota, KG fairly much gave up on listening to his heart in terms of teammates. When Stephan Marbury up and left the team without looking back, Garnett was stunned at how easily that emotional tie was cut. Garnett's loyalty was not so quickly altered.
When teammate and best friend Malik Sealy died in a car crash, KG may have taken it harder than anyone realized. He kept his distance from player pals after that, and he became more of a Malibu recluse on the order of Kim Novak at the Big Sur.
Rondo may have sent the balance back to deeper feelings and more binding ties for Garnett.
Apart from a fleeting amusement with Shaq on the Celtics last season, the lanky Garnett has remained a bona fide mystery man. He is also closer to Rondo than any teammate in a decade.
Just ask Kendrick Perkins or Flip Saunders.