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After 21 seasons in the NBA, Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling it a career. The 2004 MVP has completed a buyout with the team that drafted him out of high school back in 1995. According to the Minnesota Star, KG is set to officially announce his retirement shortly.
This marks the end of one of the most illustrious careers in NBA history. Garnett is a bonafide first ballot Hall of Famer, with a resume that deserves an article of it’s own. Stay tuned for more.
The Kevin Garnett era with the Timberwolves has ended.
Garnett, the best player in franchise history, the player who led the team to eight straight playoff appearances starting in the spring of 1997, the leader of the 2003-04 team that reached the NBA’s Western Conference finals, will not play for the Wolves this season. Garnett and the Timberwolves came to an agreement Friday and a retirement announcement from Garnett is expected shortly, according to league source.
The news comes with the Timberwolves first training camp under Tom Thibodeau set to begin Tuesday.
Garnett, who waived his no-trade clause in order to reunite with the Timberwolves in February of 2015 in a move orchestrated by the late president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders, will not play out the second year of his two-year, $16.5 million contract.