Kevin Garnett Returning to Minnesota As T-Wolves and Nets Strike Deal
Break out those Kevin Garnett Timberwolves jerseys from almost a decade ago, the power forward is returning to finish his career.
Speculation began about a potential trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets that would send KG back to Minnesota in exchange for Thaddeus Young. After about 14 hours of discussion, the deal is done.
Getting Garnett on this roster isn't going to jump the Timberwovles into the playoffs by any stretch of the imagination. Locally, this is a huge move to boost interest but not to boost the results of games. There is no doubt in my mind that he will provide a ticket spark and can help mentor the younger players, but his 6.8 points/game average is going to blast this team to a better record.
Garnett has previously said that he has interest in buying the Timberwolves and becoming an NBA owner. This deal might help pave the way for him to start that process. In the meantime, he will have the opportunity to see the inside of the organization again.
Garnett played for Minnesota from 1995-2007 and led the Timberwolves to the 2004 Western Conference Finals in an MVP season. Garnett went to Boston in 2007 and won an NBA Championship before being sent to Brooklyn.