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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 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

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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

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

He hasn't played since March 7, and there have been no reports indicated that he's anywhere near making a return to the court. This may very well be Garnett's last season in the NBA, and with averages of just 6.9 points and 6.6 rebounds on the year, he should not be owned in any league.
Apr 9 - 2:19 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He's unlikely to play again this season. Garnett can be dropped in all leagues while Justin Hamilton should be owned in all formats. Chase Budinger is also worth owning in almost leagues
Apr 8 - 4:40 PM

Kevin Garnett (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Garnett is averaging just 6.9 points and 6.6 rebounds on the season, so even when he plays, he's not doing enough to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 7 - 4:05 PM

Kevin Garnett (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

With nothing to play for, it would be surprising to see the Wolves rush KG back. We'll update his status as more information becomes available, but Garnett can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues at this point.
Apr 7 - 1:26 PM

Kevin Garnett (ankle) was able to practice on Saturday, and there is still a chance that he returns this season.

Well, that is certainly not reassuring. We will go ahead and consider KG questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings, but we would still be shocked if he ended up playing. At this point in his career, KG should be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Apr 4 - 1:00 PM

Kevin Garnett (ankle) will not play on Friday night against the Magic.

Anything is possible. Well, except for Garnett playing tonight.
Apr 3 - 7:03 PM

Kevin Garnett (illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Magic.

We don't expect Garnett to play, but even if he does, he wouldn't see much more than 20 minutes of action making him a non-option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 3 - 12:44 PM

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