Kevin Garnett RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Paul Pierce Almost Joined Kevin Garnett In Minnesota, Not Boston

    NESN "The NBA is saying goodbye to two important members of Boston Celtics history: Kevin Garnett announced his retirement in September, while Paul Pierce plans to hang them up after the season. Both players were integral in bringing a championship to Boston in 2008, forming the “Big Three” along..." October 22

  • Which NBA legend will you miss the most: Kobe, Duncan or Garnett?

    SI "Each new NBA season brings excitement and optimism around the league, but it also brings difficult goodbyes to retiring stars. This off-season was particularly cruel, as the NBA lost three of its best players in league history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Each star became a..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Cavaliers, Clippers Interested In Garnett As Coach

    Hoops Rumors "A week after announcing his retirement, Kevin Garnett already has a job offer, according to Dave McMenamin of Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed today that he has asked Garnett to be part of his coaching staff in Cleveland. “I talked to him about it,” Lue said after practice. “I know..." September 29

  • Adams: I ducked KG trash talk by pretending not to speak English

    The Oklahoman "Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, two of the greatest power forwards to ever play in the NBA, have retired in a span of two months. Thunder center Steven Adams said he learned from both of them. Garnett announced his retirement on Friday after 21 seasons, and while Adams, 23, caught the fiery "KG"..." September 25

  • Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Announcement: "I Loved Every Minute I Competed Against You"

    Complex "Elite basketball players tend to hold other elite players in the highest regard whenever they speak about or see each other. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett held this mutual respect for 20 years, and both are now on the other side of the game as retirees. After KG officially announced his retirement..." September 25

  • Enes Kanter tweets hilarious joke about Kevin Garnett

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter paid tribute to Kevin Garnett on the day the NBA legend announced his retirement with one hilarious joke. Here’s what the Oklahoma City Thunder big man tweeted about KG." September 24

  • Doc Rivers says there would've been spot for Garnett on Clippers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told on Friday that he was willing to bring Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles to join the Clippers but that the 40-year-old wanted to retire. Rivers, who once declared Garnett his favorite player to coach, said he has spoken with Garnett about..." September 24

  • Timberwolves' Towns has message for Garnett: 'I'll take it from here'

    USA Today "After 21 years in the NBA, 40-year-old Kevin Garnett is expected to announce that his retirement ahead of the 2016-17 season, according to a report by the Star Tribune‘s Kent Youngblood. Garnett’s Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns appeared to be shocked by the news. Towns has spoken..." September 24

  • Kevin Garnett to announce retirement from NBA

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Kevin Garnett era with the Timberwolves here has ended. Again. 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,..." September 23

  • Report: KG, Timberwolves advancing toward a buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves spent most of the season not knowing whether Kevin Garnett would return for the final year of his contract. It seems they’re finally nearing a resolution for his $8 million salary. Is this so the Timberwolves can give Garnett a parting gift into retirement, as the Spurs did..." September 22

  • T-Wolves Still Waiting to Hear From Garnett

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett has a contract to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves for $8 million next season. He has battled injuries for years and would spend little time on the court itself, but the team wants him as a respected mentor to Karl-Anthony Towns and the other young stars on the team. Doc Rivers..." September 09

  • Ex-Wolves coach Mitchell: My firing could force Garnett into retirement

    The Score "Former Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell still has a bitter taste on his tongue from his abrupt and unceremonious dismissal at the end of last season. According to Mitchell, he's not the only one. Quadragenarian power forward Kevin Garnett, who has a year left on his contract with the..." August 03

  • Timberwolves remain patient on Kevin Garnett decision

    ESPN "As he watched his team's future compete for a summer league title, new Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau was still waiting for an answer as to whether one of the last links to the franchise's past will still be a part of the team next season. "We just have to give him time," Thibodeau..." July 19

  • Kevin Garnett Unsure If Knees Will Hold Up Playing In 16-17

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Garnett remains uncertain if he'll return for the 16-17 NBA season. Garnett is under contract for $8 million next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I just asked him, 'Kevin, what are you going to do?' His answer was, 'I'd really like to play next year 'cuz I'd like to go out..." July 18

  • Garnett undecided on playing status for 2016-17 "Kevin Garnett is on the clock. With Kobe Bryant's extended farewell tour over since April and Tim Duncan slipping quietly into retirement to start this week, Garnett is the next logical aging NBA star to face a decision to play or not in 2016-17. If he does, the face and heart of Minnesota..." July 16

  • Why Tom Thibodeau Won’t Push Kevin Garnett To Make A Decision On Retirement

    Dime Magazine "Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Garnett seem to have a gene or two in common. The new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president shares with his franchise’s most storied player a ceaseless drive for defensive intensity and intangibles, a kinship the two rode to championship-level excellence when..." July 14

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