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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
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Kevin Garnett hinted that he doesn't know if he will play in the 2016-17 season.
"I pride myself on being loyal," Garnett said. "I think I've proven that by coming back home to finish my career. I need to see how the next few weeks turn out to truly understand if everyone has that same loyalty. Then I will know what my future holds." He has one more year left on his deal worth $8 million, but he will be 40 years old in May and missed the last 37 games of the season due to injury. If he does return for one more season, he won't be a fantasy asset. Apr 23 - 9:38 AM
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Kevin Garnett's (right knee) season could be over, according to interim coach Sam Mitchell.

"It's a day to day, week to week thing," Mitchell said. "I'm not even going to promise that you're going to see him [again]." This shouldn't be surprising given KG hasn't played since January 23, but hopefully Garnett's legendary career doesn't end with him in street clothes. His continued absence has no fantasy impact with Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns cemented into big minutes and the Wolves looking toward their future.

Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Nets.

No revenge game here and he might be out for the season. The Wolves are now giving some power forward minutes to Damjan Rudez, but he's obviously not a fantasy option. Keep Garnett on the wire.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 5 - 3:06 PM

Kevin Garnett (leg) didn't play vs. Dallas on Sunday.

KG has missed 15 straight games and was listed as 'doubtful' for tonight's game. Why the Wolves don't simply shut down their 39-year-old big man is anyone's guess.
Feb 28 - 10:57 PM

Kevin Garnett (sore right knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Toronto.

Given that Garnett hasn't played since January 23, we're going to go ahead and switch his status to "out indefinitely," and we won't be updating his status again until we have a better idea on his potential return date. Gorgui Dieng has established himself as a third-round asset over the past month, and his minutes should be safe even upon the eventual return of KG.
Feb 23 - 4:15 PM

Kevin Garnett (right knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Celtics.

KG hasn't played in a month and has no timetable to return. Gorgui Dieng is locked and loaded as Minnesota's starting power forward alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
Feb 22 - 12:59 PM

Kevin Garnett (right knee) is out again on Saturday against the Knicks.

The Wolves are finally unleashing their young pups with Tayshaun Prince getting a DNP-CD on Friday. Garnett can be left on the wire in all leagues.
Feb 20 - 3:06 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) will not play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

They have no timetable for a return and don't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Feb 19 - 2:04 PM

Kevin Garnett (right knee) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

He hasn't played in over a month and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 18 - 3:03 PM

Kevin Garnett (sore right knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

KG hasn't played since Jan. 23 and it's unclear why the Wolves aren't simply shutting him down for the season. The 39-year-old will earn another guaranteed $8 million next season, as the Wolves' go-to veteran mentor on and off the court.
Feb 17 - 8:29 PM

Kevin Garnett (sore right knee) and Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Both Garnett and Pekovic belong on the waiver wire in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng will continue to see his minutes unimpeded as Minnesota's starting power forward with both The Big Ticket and Big Pek out.
Feb 10 - 1:44 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

He probably won't be back until next week. Gorgui Dieng is getting huge minutes and that should continue going forward. Leave Garnett on the wire in all leagues.
Feb 8 - 3:37 PM

Kevin Garnett recently praised interim coach Sam Mitchell and his staff for the job they've done this season.

"I feel real good about the progression of this team since Day 1, and I think it needs to be said and needs to be understood that I’m endorsing Sam Mitchell and our coaching staff and this organization," Garnett said. KG's words carry weight in the organization, but that may not prevent a coaching change at the end of the season.
Feb 8 - 9:16 AM

Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are doubtful to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

Neither guy is a major part of the rotation, and both can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng will continue to earn minutes in the high-30s as Minnesota's starting power forward with both Garnett and Big Pek out.
Feb 7 - 3:12 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

He is not close to a return and is likely out through the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues.
Feb 6 - 6:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Kevin Garnett
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Greg Smith
3Nikola Pekovic