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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.
It should be Adreian Payne moving into the starting lineup. It's the second night of a back-to-back set for KG, so this isn't a surprise. Payne and Nemanja Bjelica should get a couple more minutes. Bjelica will look to bounce back from a slump in the past few games. Nov 18 - 5:49 PM

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Kevin Garnett had his best performance of the season on Sunday, scoring eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and zero turnovers.

He logged a season-high 24 minutes in the loss, and it says a lot that this is a high-water mark. KG will assuredly sit out one game during Minnesota's back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday, so those who own him in very deep leagues should plan accordingly.
Nov 15 - 7:20 PM

Kevin Garnett will play vs. the Pacers on Friday in the second half of a back-to-back set.

He sat out during the Wolves' previous back-to-back set but will go tonight, and shouldn't be in danger of over-exertion after playing only 12 minutes vs. Golden State on Thursday. KG is averaging 2.0 points and 5.1 rebounds in only 15.0 minutes per game this year.
Nov 13 - 5:49 PM

Kevin Garnett returned to the starting lineup on Thursday with no points, five boards and two assists in 12 minutes.

Anything is possible, except for Garnett having consistent value in most leagues this season.
Nov 12 - 10:56 PM

Kevin Garnett will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, sending Adreian Payne back to the bench.

Garnett is averaging 2.3 points and 5.2 boards on the season, so he can't be considered a viable option in any league despite the starter designation.
Nov 12 - 6:29 PM

Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Hornets.

It's the second night of a back-to-bakc set, so this isn't surprising at all. With Garnett on the sidelines, we should see a lot more Nemanja Bjelica, while it will be interesting to see if Gorgui Dieng gets to play any minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns tonight.
Nov 10 - 6:45 PM

Kevin Garnett played just 13 minutes in a start at power forward against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He finished the game with four points, seven boards, two assists and a block. Garnett is expected to have a 20-minute limit this season, but it's a good sign for the value of Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng that his minutes were even lower than expected. In case it isn't obvious, Garnett isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Oct 29 - 1:29 AM

Kevin Garnett vowed that he still has a lot left in the tank.

"I’ve got days when I’m feeling unbelievable, and then we have a practice and I’m back to…," Garnett said, (his voice stopping). "So, yeah, I’m feeling OK. I’m feeling better." Garnett will only see 20 minutes per game this season, but his most important contribution will be mentoring rookie Karl-Anthony Towns.
Oct 25 - 10:57 AM

Kevin Garnett played a preseason-high 17 minutes on Sunday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, four rebounds, one assist and three steals.

KG made it look easy vs. Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies, but a 20-minute limit and a reduced offensive role don't bode well for his fantasy value. The 39-year-old is worth contemplating in deep leagues, but that's it.
Oct 18 - 9:01 PM

Kevin Garnett, who rested on Monday, returned vs. the Raptors but went scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes.

KG isn't going to play more than 20 minutes per game this season and precautionary DNPs are a given, especially in back-to-back sets. He's not a viable fantasy target, in other words, and his shaky outlook is good news for anyone who owns Gorgui Dieng or Nemanja Bjelica.
Oct 14 - 9:57 PM

Kevin Garnett will rest on Monday.

It'll be Nemanja Bjelica getting the start. Bjelica has been truly awesome for efficiency and rebounding rate, so keep an eye on him. Garnett won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 12 - 8:25 PM

Kevin Garnett started Wednesday's exhibition but finished scoreless in only eight minutes of action.

KG is expected to start at PF this year, but he won't play more than 15-20 minutes per game and his primary role is to mentor Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the rest of the Wolves' neophyte roster. At this stage of his career he's a deep-league option at best.
Oct 7 - 11:34 PM

Kevin Garnett had some scheduled rest for part of Friday's practice.

He's fine and is about as close to 100 percent as he can be. Garnett will obviously have his minutes managed and perhaps his most value asset is how he can help Karl-Anthony Towns.
Oct 2 - 8:45 PM

Kevin Garnett is healthy and ready for the season to begin.

After KG limped to the finish line at the end of 2014-15, it's all systems go for The Big Ticket in his first full season back in Minnesota. Even though he's the starting PF, KG offers no upside in standard formats and is not considered a fantasy asset.
Sep 28 - 12:12 PM

The Timberwolves have hired former Pistons physical therapist Arnie Kander to lead their athletic training staff.

Kander, who spent 23 seasons with the Pistons, will be tasked with turning around the Wolves' recent travails, including injuries last season to Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad. Veterans Kevin Garnett and Andre Miller should also benefit from Kander's well-respected expertise, and his addition is a subtle but encouraging move by Minnesota's front office.
Sep 15 - 1:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic