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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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Clippers head coach Doc Clippers said Kevin Garnett has a coaching spot with the team if he wants it.
Garnett hasn't been retired long, but he has already had several teams express interest in having him as a coach. "Always," Rivers said when asked if he'd like to have KG on his staff "There's always a spot for Kevin." While KG has yet to unveil his post-retirement plans, it sounds like he has a job with the Clippers if he wants it. Oct 4 - 9:25 AM
Source: TMZ

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Kevin Garnett officially announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday.

No. 21 is done after 21 seasons and proved to us all anything is possible. He revolutionized the position at power forward and was one of the best defenders ever during his prime. Over his career, he averaged 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals per game. Garnett also has 12 All-Defensive Team nods and 15 All-Star selections to go with his MVP in 2004 and championship in 2008. There is no press conference scheduled at the time of this announcement.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 23 - 6:38 PM

Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves came to a buyout agreement Friday and a retirement announcement from Garnett is expected shortly, according to Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.

The 40-year-old is a no-brainer Hall of Fame player and will join Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan as arguably the best class ever. Garnett will end his career ranking 17th on the all-time scoring list, 10th on the all-time rebounds list and among the elite for the other stats among big men. On top of his MVP in 2003-04 and championship in 2008, KG is one of a kind for his energy and emotion. His retirement announcement will be must-see TV.
Sep 23 - 4:00 PM

Kevin Garnett and the Wolves are reportedly in "serious buyout talks" to end Garnett's contract with Minnesota.

KG is owed $8 million in the final year of his deal, but he's an afterthought in a frontcourt that includes Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich, Jordan Hill, Nemanja Bjelica and potentially Nikola Pekovic. Garnett wasn't on the fantasy radar anyway, so this shouldn't affect any draft boards.
Sep 21 - 8:32 PM

The Wolves are still waiting to hear Kevin Garnett's plans for the 2016-17 season.

"Kevin hasn’t told me or informed me yet if he’s coming back to play or if he isn’t coming back," Wolves owner Glen Taylor told NBA.com on Thursday. "I can only assume I’ll be hearing from him in the next three weeks." Garnett is 40 years old and hasn't been able to stay healthy despite having a limited role in Minnesota, but he's on the books for $8 million in what could be his 22nd season in the NBA. If he comes back for one more year, Garnett will only be a locker room guy for the young Wolves.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 9 - 9:47 AM

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.
Source: Soundcloud
Aug 3 - 1:35 PM

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

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