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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
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Kevin Garnett said the Nuggets "quit" on Brian Shaw following a loss on Wednesday.
"They quit on Brian Shaw, I thought they'd quit again," Garnett said. "A quitter is a quitter." Wow. KG certainly isn't the quiet type, but even this is bold for him. He finished with 11 points, six boards, two assists and one block in 21 minutes. He can be left on the wire in most leagues because he will sit several road games. Mar 4 - 11:34 PM

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Kevin Garnett was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies after picking up his second technical foul, finishing with six points, three boards, two assists and three steals in 15 minutes.

He drew a second technical for slamming the ball down hard, but the Minnesota crowd loved his intensity. Garnett isn't going to have a big role in Minnesota at this point in his career, and with the constant risk of him picking up precautionary DNPs, he isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 28 - 9:31 PM

Kevin Garnett will move back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, sending Adreian Payne back to the bench.

Garnett is going to constantly be at risk of picking up DNPs this this season, especially in away games, making him tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. It's safe to leave Garnett on the wire, but it certainly is great to see back in Minnesota.
Feb 28 - 7:25 PM

Kevin Garnett will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

KG is going to sit out of a lot of road games this season. With him out, Adreian Payne will make his second start and should see around 20-24 minutes. Garnett is not worth owning in most leagues and Payne is a risky plug-and-play guy.
Feb 27 - 6:57 PM

Kevin Garnett is uncertain whether he will be able to give it a go for Friday's matchup with the Bulls.

The Timberwolves play at Chicago on Friday, and then return to Minnesota for a home game vs. Memphis on Saturday. When Garnett was asked directly about his status for tonight's game he responded: "We'll see, we'll see. If not tonight, definitely tomorrow." We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for tonight's game. If he does sit, Gorgui Dieng will have an opportunity to start. Stay tuned.
Feb 27 - 1:09 PM

Just like the old days, Kevin Garnett started at power forward for Minnesota on Wednesday, but had just five points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes.

He did add two assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-7 shooting, but the only thing the likes of KG, Adreian Payne and Nikola Pekovic seem to be doing is ruining the fantasy value of Gorgui Dieng. Then again, the Wolves blew out the Wizards, so maybe Flip Saunders knows something we don't.
Feb 26 - 12:13 AM

Kevin Garnett will replace Adreian Payne in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

Garnett isn't really capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and with season averages of 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues despite the starter tag. He's going to cut into the minutes of Payne and Gorgui Dieng, but Dieng should be able to sustain his value regardless of how he enters the game.
Feb 24 - 4:40 PM

Kevin Garnett will be unavailable for Friday's game against the Suns, as expected.

He is said to be targeting Wednesday against the Wizards, so it's safe to assume he'll be unavailable for Monday's game against the Rockets as well. He's not capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and he should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic will man the Timberwolves frontcourt, and it's unlikely Garnett will overtake either guy as a starter.
Feb 20 - 1:18 PM

Kevin Garnett is expected to play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

That means he won't play Friday against the Suns and won't play in the Monday road game in Houston. Garnett won't be playing more than 20 minutes and will likely have not play in both sets of back-to-back sets on the season. Interestingly, he may sign an extension to play next season. For now, he can be left on the wire.
Feb 19 - 10:05 PM

Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will be traded to the Wolves for Thaddeus Young, according to's David Aldridge.

Nobody saw this coming until yesterday. KG will end his career where he started it and the Wolves are reportedly interested in extending his deal for two more seasons. He is only playing minutes in the teens right now, so he won't be nearly as great as he was in his Minnesota days -- he was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues for several years there. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in almost all leagues. Mason Plumlee and Cory Jefferson should get more run. Shabazz Muhammad will play a lot more with Thad gone.
Feb 19 - 2:36 PM

There is "cautious optimism" from the Wolves that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving his no-trade clause, according to Marc Stein of

He reportedly doesn't want a buyout, so this is likely his only chance to change teams. Garnett is expected to make a bid on the Wolves after his playing days are over and a move to Minnesota would help.
Feb 19 - 11:24 AM

Kevin Garnett has ruled out a buyout of his contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowki of Yahoo Sports.

Despite the Clippers' strong interest in his services if he's bought out, Garnett has reportedly ruled out that scenario. Wojnarowski is reporting that KG is still considering waiving his no-trade clause for a deal that would send him to the Timberwolves and will reportedly meet with the team today. Whether KG is in Brooklyn or Minnesota, he's only played 15.6 minutes per game during the month of February and can be left on waivers.
Feb 19 - 10:58 AM

The Wolves and Nets have discussed a deal to send Thaddeus Young to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett, according to Marc Stein of

Garnett has a no-trade clause, which may come into play with the Wolves being the further from a playoff spot than any other team. There is some talk of Garnett being bought out after the deadline, but he's not going to play much no matter where he winds up. In fact, KG has logged just 15.6 minutes per game this month. It's also worth mentioning KG hopes to buy the Wolves someday, so maybe that's a factor here.
Feb 18 - 11:51 PM

Kevin Garnett started Tuesday's game but played only 14 minutes, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting with three rebounds and a pair of blocks.

This was the second half of a back-to-back set so it's not surprising to see KG's minutes so limited. There's been some talk about Garnett requesting a buyout from the slumping Nets but that doesn't seem likely, and the former superstar is likely to finish the season with negligible fantasy value in Brooklyn.
Feb 10 - 11:43 PM

Kevin Garnett will start Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

It's a tough matchup and the Nets will need all the frontcourt help they can get. This is the second game of a back-to-back set for Brooklyn but KG may have been inspired to suit up with the knowledge that he'll get an extended rest in the coming week.
Feb 10 - 7:31 PM

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All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton