Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 2 months ago

Garnett is expected to start and be able to play at least 20 minutes per game according to his coach Flip Saunders, Kyle Ratke of reports.

Saunders could be a bit premature in his proclamation for the season ahead at this early point in the offseason, but nonetheless Garnett should be the expected starter alongside rookie Karl-Anthony Towns until Saunders retracts the statements he made Friday while attending the Las Vegas Summer League. However, the 39-year-old's value is confined to deeper formats since it's unlikely he'll play for much longer than 20 minutes and of course there's the possibility he'll also need to rest during back-to-back games.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 2 months ago

Garnett has agreed to terms with the Wolves on a contract for the 2015-16 season, ESPN reports.

As expected, the veteran will return to Minnesota for what will likely be his final NBA season. Garnett will tie Kevin Willis and Robert Parish for most seasons played (21), though he isn't likely to be a major factor for a young Timberwolves team. After coming over from Brooklyn midway through last season, Garnett played only a handful of games before sitting out the final 21 contests.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 3 months ago

Garnett (knee) told president/coach Flip Saunders that he wants to return to the Timberwolves next season, Alan Horton of Timberwolves Radio reports.

Garnett is set to become a free agent this offseason and should re-sign with the Timberwolves. Last season, Garnett averaged 7.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.0 steal on 58 percent field goal shooting in 20 minutes per game for Minnesota. While only playing in five of the Timberwolves' last 29 games, Garnett started every game he played. With Nikola Pekovic (Achilles) and Gorgui Dieng (concussion) under team control for the next three years, and Adreian Payne under team control for the next four years, Garnett will likely be used in a limited role even if he is used as the nominal starter at power forward in what would be his 20th NBA season. The Timberwolves went with a youth movement down the stretch of this season, but if they are going to try and fight for a playoff spot next season, Garnett will likely play in as many games as he physically can.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 4 months ago

Garnett appeared in a total of 47 games for the Timberwolves and Nets in 2014-15, averaging 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.3 minutes per game.

Garnett started all 42 games in which he played for the Nets before being traded to Minnesota at the deadline. His return to the city where he began his NBA career sparked a brief morale boost for one of the league's worst teams, but Garnett would appear in only five games for Minnesota before hitting the shelf for the rest of the season on Mar. 7. It's somewhat unclear whether Garnett was injured or simply receiving veteran rest, but even as he turns 39 next month, he said he plans to return to the Timberwolves in 2015-16. At this point, if he does return, it seems likely he'll be limited in terms of a game-to-game workload, and he could serve in a player/coach type of role as the young Timberwolves look to emerge from the Western Conference cellar.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 4 months ago

Garnett (knee) is expected to be back with the Wolves next season, according to coach Flip Saunders, ESPN reports.

Garnett, who came to the Wolves from Brooklyn at the deadline, is set to become a free agent this offseason. He'll turn 39 in May, but the veteran has expressed interest in coming back to the team that originally drafted him in 1995. Garnett appeared in only five games for Minnesota this season, and if he returns in 2015-16 he'd likely see a similarly reduced role while serving in more of a veteran leadership role.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 5 months ago

Garnett (knee) won't play in Minnesota's final two games, head coach Flip Saunders told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

This isn't a surprise since Garnett hasn't played in a month and there's nothing to play for in the final two games.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 5 months ago

Garnett (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's contest at Golden State.

Out more than a month due to a balky knee, Garnett seems unlikely to make another appearance this season. As a result, Adreian Payne should earn another start at power forward Saturday.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 5 months ago

Garnett (knee) failed to take the court in Friday's game against the Lakers.

Garnett continues to deal with a shaky knee as he's been off the court since Mar. 7. With just a few games left on the schedule it might be unwise to assume that the 38-year-old will risk further injury to play extended minutes before the season ends.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 5 months ago

Garnett (knee) is listed as doubtful Friday against the Lakers, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Garnett received a "questionable" designation for Wednesday's game but, as expected, did not end up taking the floor. He hasn't played since Mar. 3, and it would be a surprise if he returns at all this season with only four games remaining.

Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 5 months ago

Garnett (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

Garentt has been listed as questionable for the better part of the last month, but he hasn't seen game action since Mar. 3. Don't expect him to play Wednesday.