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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
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Sam Mitchell said that Kevin Garnett may decide to retire due to the way Minnesota management parted ways with Mitchell.
Mitchell proclaims that the way Minnesota went about reconstructing their coaching staff "left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, especially [Garnett's]," so it'll be interesting to see if KG decides to return for his 22nd NBA season. At this point in Garnett's career, he's no longer a guy worth targeting in any setting. Aug 3 - 1:35 PM
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Kevin Garnett had another meeting with Wolves owner Glen Taylor.

Garnett is still undecided about his future with the Wolves and nothing has been finalized after the meeting. Garnett is on the books for $8 million this season, but he has doubts that his knees will hold up which may force him to retire. If KG returns for one more season, he will have a limited role at best and won't be a fantasy option.
Aug 1 - 11:49 AM

Kevin Garnett has not yet decided if he will suit up for the 2016-17 season.

"I asked the question but I didn't get an answer that helped me," said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor regarding Garnett's potential retirement. "Yes, theoretically, he'd like to play. But he has some doubts of his knees holding up. I believe he told me exactly the truth." Tom Thibodeau said that he's going to give Garnett as much time as he needs to make an official decision, and that decision may not come until training camp. Leg/knee issues kept Garnett off the floor for all but 38 games last season, so if he does decide to give it one more year, he's fantasy value will remain non-existent.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 16 - 10:10 AM

Kevin Garnett and coach Tom Thibodeau had a "good" talk recently.

They've been expected to talk for weeks now. It's still unclear what Garnett's plan will be next season and chances are the Wolves aren't penciling him in to any sort of on-court role. He was unable to play in any games for all of February, March and April last season.
Jun 30 - 7:56 PM

Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Garnett are expected to meet in the coming weeks to discuss KG's future.

Garnett is under contract at $8M for the 2016-17 season, but his playing status is up in the air after he was limited to just 38 games this year. Even if The Big Ticket returns, he won't be a fantasy asset in any format. As an aside, the NBA could be losing three legends if Garnett and Tim Duncan decide to call it a career like Kobe Bryant already has.
May 16 - 9:41 AM

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.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 9:38 AM

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Tyus Jones
3John Lucas
4Toure Murry
SG1Zach LaVine
2Kris Dunn
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Brandon Rush
4Tayshaun Prince
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Nikola Pekovic
4Jordan Hill