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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
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Kevin Garnett has a no-trade clause in his new contract.
This is interesting because Tim Duncan also has a no-trade clause in his deal, yet LeBron James didn't get one in his new contract. Garnett is planning to stick around in Minnesota even after he retires, and his presence will be huge for the development of Karl-Anthony Towns. KG is expected to start and see 20 minutes per game next season, but that may not be realistic for his aging body and he should have plenty of maintenance days. KG is not on the radar in fantasy leagues. Jul 12 - 9:24 AM

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Kevin Garnett officially signed a two-year deal with the Wolves on Friday.

Garnett is expected to start next season and see about 20 minutes per game, but the Wolves must find a way to get Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng minutes. Garnett isn't capable of playing big minutes anymore and he will need plenty of maintenance days, so he shouldn't be targeted in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 1:29 PM

Kevin Garnett is expected to start next season and play around 20 minutes per game.

This could get interesting for minutes up front. The Wolves are going to have to figure out how to get Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns some minutes, but Towns may be able to space the floor to get him minutes at power forward. As for Garnett, he won't have much fantasy value with all his rest days.
Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

Kevin Garnett's two-year deal with the Wolves likely has a provision that if he's not healthy enough to complete the second year of the deal, he will transition to a managerial role with the team.

Garnett is set to become just the third player in NBA history to have a career that spans 21 seasons, but at this point in his career, he can no longer be considered a viable fantasy option in most leagues.
Jul 8 - 2:48 PM

Kevin Garnett is set to sign a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Garnett will sign his deal when the league-wide moratorium is lifted later this week. Garnett only averaged 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game last season, so it's clear that the Big Ticket's best days are behind him and he can safely be avoided in fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 12:18 PM

Kevin Garnett will reportedly "definitely" re-sign with the Timberwolves this offseason.

While not official just yet, all signs are pointing towards Garnett suiting up for what will likely be his final NBA season with the Timberwolves next year. Garnett only managed to play in 47 games during the 2014-15 season, compiling averages of 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game on 46.7 percent shooting from the field, so he's clearly no longer a fantasy asset in most leagues. He will however be mentoring Karl-Anthony Towns, which can only be viewed as a positive for the Timberwolves young prospect.
Jun 28 - 2:56 PM

Flip Saunders confirmed that Kevin Garnett will be part of the Timberwolves draft process.

Minnesota holds the No. 1 pick, and after KG told Saunders he planned to continue his playing career, Garnett will begin his post-playing career a little early as his team prepares for the draft. It's a strong indication of how much influence KG holds inside the franchise, and Garnett is eventually expected to move into a management/ownership role once he's done hooping.
Jun 8 - 9:23 AM

Kevin Garnett told head coach Flip Saunders that he wants to continue playing next season.

Garnett will become a free agent on July 1, but all signs point to him remaining in Minnesota for what could be the final season of his career. KG's presence on the team could do wonders for the Wolves' young players, but we don't expect him to have more than a limited role on the court. At this point in his career, KG shouldn't be targeted on draft day and his value will likely be limited to deeper leagues.
May 20 - 10:21 AM

Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that Kevin Garnett has been "working out really hard to get his knees into shape" since the end of Minnesota's season.

"I anticipate that he's interested in coming back," said Taylor, referring to Garnett's potential retirement. "I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want to come back." KG would be an ideal mentor for the Wolves' neophyte roster, including whoever they select with the No. 1 pick, but his fantasy relevance is limited to deep leagues at this stage in his career.
May 19 - 10:36 PM

Wolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said he expects Kevin Garnett to return for the 2015-16 season.

KG is set to become a free agent on July 1, but Saunders expects the veteran to remain in Minnesota for his 20th NBA season. While it's a bit of a surprise to see the 38-year-old planning to return for another season, he is likely to transition to a front office or ownership role with the Timberwolves so it makes sense for him to remain with the team. If Garnett does indeed return for another season, he's more or less off the fantasy radar as he's too unreliable to depend on outside of the deepest of leagues.
Source: ESPN
Apr 21 - 12:53 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) is going through the work to prepare to play next season.

All signs point to Garnett returning, so we'd be surprised if he didn't work out a new contract with the Wolves to extend his stay as a player-coach before moving into the team's front office.
Apr 20 - 10:43 AM

Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

Garnett is still leaning toward returning to the Wolves next season, but his age is obviously catching up with him. To be clear, Garnett won't be on the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues next season.
Apr 15 - 11:16 AM

Kevin Garnett is "still leaning toward" returning next season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein cites "rumbles out of 'Sota" as his source, but it was always going to be a surprise if KG retired after just half of a season with his former team. There was a report at the time he was dealt that Garnett was expected to sign on for another two years, and if he does, it's going to be in a player-coach role, even if the Wolves don't call it as much. His days of being consistently fantasy relevant are over, but it looks like The Big Ticket will keep the crowds coming at the box office.
Apr 13 - 9:27 AM

Kevin Garnett is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

To be clear, there is almost no shot that KG plays on Monday and head coach Flip Saunders recently hinted that he won't play again this season. We will let you know if something changes, but KG belongs on the wire in all leagues.
Apr 12 - 1:59 PM

Head coach Flip Saunders hinted that Kevin Garnett isn't likely to return this season.

Saunders said that the Wolves will go with what they got for the final three games, so the writing is on the wall for KG. The Wolves are trying to bolster their position in the draft lottery and aren't interested in risking the health of their veterans. We will let you know if we hear anything else, but it's safe to drop KG in all leagues.
Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Robbie Hummel
5Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Gorgui Dieng
3Anthony Bennett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Karl-Anthony Towns