“I definitely can play,” Garrard told Mehta. “I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play. . . . I would have just come back as a coach.”
But Garrard isn’t officially lobbying to play — even though he sort of is.
“I’m not trying to push that envelope until my number is called,” Garrard said. “So, for now, I’m being the best teammate that I can, the best guy to help Geno as much as I can, because everything’s new to him as far as what the other teams are doing and how to handle certain situations. I’m trying to give him that little bit of wisdom that I have to be able to help him not be hit by things off guard. Right now, that’s my role.”