Kevin Garnett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Garnett backs Sam Mitchell after reports of unrest among young Timberwolves

    Sporting News "A lot has been said about the relationship between Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell and his team. None of it had come from the mouth of Kevin Garnett — until Tuesday, when the veteran big man made it clear that he is in his coach’s corner. "I feel real good about the progression of this team..." February 02

  • Garnett heaps praise on Towns, mum on Mitchell

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After the Timberwolves’ morning shootaround Saturday, Kevin Garnett spoke on a number of issues. On some, including the growth of rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns in particular and the state of the younger players in general, he was rather effusive. On others, not so much. For example, when..." January 24

  • Garnett says he respects ‘fierce competitor’ Duncan

    San Antonio Express-News "With his long, fierce rivalry with the Spurs’ Tim Duncan coming to a close, the Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett reflected on what he called an “epic” matchup. “I treasure all the competitors I played against,” Garnett said Wednesday morning. “But Tim and I were kind of the youngsters of our eras..." December 24

  • Garnett Enjoys (Final?) Boston Homecoming

    Basketball Insiders "Kevin Garnett sat on the bench, focused and zoned in on the game until just the right moment. With the TD Garden crowd chanting, “We want KG,” throughout the night, the former Boston Celtic remained on the sideline to follow his schedule of not playing in back-to-backs for the Minnesota..." December 22

  • Kevin Garnett out for Wolves' Monday game vs. Celtics

    ESPN "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Boston Celtics. Garnett, who played only 10 minutes during Minnesota's win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, is with the team in Boston and talked with Celtics staffers in the hallway outside the..." December 21

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Hear KG not a lock to play tomorrow in Boston. I thought he'd want to play there. He'll play today in Brooklyn. #twolves

  • Kevin Garnett passes Karl Malone as NBA's all-time def. rebound leader

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett has long been one of the game's best rebounders, and it showed once again Friday. The Big Ticket became the NBA's all-time leader in defensive rebounds Friday night, passing Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone with 11,409 in his illustrious 21-year..." December 12

  • LeBron appreciating, not emulating Kobe and KG

    ESPN "For the first time in his 13-year career, LeBron James entered a season on the wrong side of 30 years old. He’s played more than 44,000 minutes between the regular season and playoffs combined, and all that wear and tear will eventually catch up to him, of course. But when James sees a..." December 08

  • In rare interview, Garnett says he appreciates milestones, relationships

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Garnett doesn’t talk with the media a whole lot these days. But, whenever he does, the Wolves veteran forward is invariably compelling. So it was Monday, when he was asked about yet another career milestone approaching. Garnett became the fifth NBA player to log 50,000 career minutes...." December 08

  • Kevin Garnett compares Steph Curry to Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Garnett was around when Michael Jordan was still in his heyday, so when he favorably compares Jordan and Stephen Curry, people take note. It’s the takeaway Garnett had after his Minnesota Timberwolves were beaten 129-116 on Thursday night, a night in which Curry put up 46 points. “Like..." November 15

  • Garnett compares Curry to Jordan: 'This guy is his own thing'

    CSN Bay Area "Prior to Thursday's game in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett offered some high praise for Stephen Curry. "Michael Jordan was a whole 'nother thing and this guy is his own thing," the future Hall of Famer declared. "It's beautiful for basketball and beautiful for the sport." How did Curry respond? By..." November 13

  • Garnett matches NBA record by appearing in his 21st season

    The Score "Kobe Bryant wasn't the only future Hall of Famer setting records when Wednesday's Lakers-Timberwolves matchup tipped off. With his start in Minnesota's season opener, Kevin Garnett officially entered his 21st NBA season, matching Robert Parish and Kevin Willis for the most all time." October 29

  • Kevin Garnett has it all covered now, from prospect to mentor

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "You can trace a career’s arc that reaches 21 NBA seasons Wednesday by reciting Kevin Garnett’s enduring statistical feats — as he proudly has done on occasion — that fast approach 26,000 points and surpass 14,000 rebounds or by listing his many accomplishments that include a league MVP award and..." October 25

  • Bobby Portis on trash talk from KG in preseason: 'Words I can't repeat'

    CBS Sports "Bobby Portis is having himself a preseason. The Chicago Bulls rookie has looked fantastic in the first half of the exhibition season as he averages 12.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in just 25.7 minutes off the bench. He's been active, hungry, and everywhere on the floor -- even showing..." October 13

  • Timberwolves' Rubio says Garnett is 'a teacher'

    The Score "When Kevin Garnett returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise he made his name with, 24-year-old point guard Ricky Rubio was a little intimidated. Given Garnett's career of wearing his emotions on his sleeve, that's understandable. But as Rubio told Rappler's Naveen Ganglani on a recent..." August 26

  • Ricky Rubio loves Kevin Garnett as a teammate: “He kills for you”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Minnesota brought Kevin Garnett back — and he waived his no-trade clause to come back — in part to mentor the young stars of the Timberwolves such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. KG has long been seen as a guy you love to have on your team but hate playing against —..." August 26

  • Udonis Haslem Calls Kevin Garnett a Fake Tough Guy: ‘That Man Ain’t Gon’ Throw Rice at a Wedding’

    SLAM Online "Three-time NBA Champion Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem has never had a problem voicing his thoughts on any matter. Nor has he ever backed down from anyone in the League. So when Haslem joined the Kup and Crowder Show on CBS Radio in Miami last week and the subject of “tough guys” in the..." July 15

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Fun contract note for folks (like me) who enjoy such things: Kevin Garnett has secured FULL no-trade clause in his new "Sota deal. Which ...

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Flip said he expects KG will start, play 20 minutes a night and some back to backs. Hopes there will be fewer of those b-t-b's this season

  • Report: Kevin Garnett will move to management role if he can’t play second year of contract with Timberwolves

    Pro Basketball Talk "It had been expected for some time now that Kevin Garnett would re-up to play with the Timberwolves next season. But when the news became official and it turned out that the deal was for two years, it raised at least a few eyebrows. Garnett only appeared in five games after being traded to..." July 08

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Mere formality, part deux: told the Garnett contract re-signing here is done. Will search for the terms later after radio. #twolves

  • Kevin Garnett will return to the Minnesota Timberwolves for two (!) more seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "When the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt for Kevin Garnett in February, bringing him back to Minnesota after trading him in 2007 and nearly 19 years after drafting him, it was assumed he would be a late-season novelty piece. A spindly bit of nostalgia to not only help tutor the team’s younger players..." July 07

  • Report: Kevin Garnett will “definitely” re-sign in Minnesota next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Timberwolves traded for Kevin Garnett at the deadline, it was unclear what his future held. This was year 20 for the future Hall of Famer, whose skills are clearly not what they once were. There was talk that the trade was simply a feel-good thing for the fans in an awful season, and it..." June 29

  • Kevin Garnett is advising Timberwolves on No. 1 NBA Draft pick

    Sporting News "No one seems sure whether Kevin Garnett will suit up for the Timberwolves next season, but the elder statesman will have a say in determining who Minnesota drafts No. 1 overall. Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said Sunday that he has discussed the team's..." June 08

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    Not a huge surprise but Flip confirms to @PAOnTheMic that KG has told him he wants to return to the #twolves next season.

  • Phil Jackson says Lakers and Timberwolves had “handshake agreement” on Kevin Garnett trade in 2007

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Timberwolves traded Kevin Garnett to the Celtics in 2007, it changed the balance of power in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics won the 2008 title immediately after acquiring Garnett and Ray Allen, and made the Finals again two years later. The Big Three of Garnett, Allen and Paul Pierce..." May 19

  • Wolves guessing Garnett experiment lasts longer than five games

    Fox Sports North "Seated on the edge of a waste receptacle and slouching forward in the corner of Minnesota's locker room March 2, Kevin Garnett for once looked comfortably human. The Twin Cities yesteryear hoops hero had just dragged his 38-year-old bones up and down the Target Center floor for 21 minutes, 56..." April 21

  • Kevin Garnett Likely to Return for 21st Season

    Canis Hoopus "This would be his 21st season in the NBA and his age 39 season. Garnett was re-acquired by the Wolves at the trade deadline this season from the Brooklyn Nets, making his return to the franchise where he got his start and played for a dozen incredible seasons. Unfortunately, he has only..." April 13

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Ricky said at shoot he doesn't know if he'll play, but it's likely he'll be only one of Pek, KG and Neal to play tonight vs. Raptors

  • Kevin Garnett on Denver Nuggets: “A quitter is a quitter”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Denver Nuggets have won two in a row, playing with a newfound effort since coach Brian Shaw was let go and Melvin Hunt was given the interim tag. Wednesday night the Nuggets outplayed Minnesota and picked up a 100-85 win. After the game, the question was if Kevin Garnett expected that kind..." March 05

  • Kevin Garnett, Austin Rivers clash

    ESPN Los Angeles "Although Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett showered each other with praise before Monday's game between the Clippers and Timberwolves, Austin Rivers wasn't as complimentary late in the fourth quarter, when both players received double technicals for jawing at each other. With 3:23 left in the game..." March 03

  • Kevin Garnett, Flip Saunders likely to pair up in bid to buy Timberwolves

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The contract extension Kevin Garnett, 38, will sign with the Timberwolves this summer will be for two years. During that period, Garnett and Wolves president-coach Flip Saunders are expected to try to form a group to buy the team from Glen Taylor. Garnett has amassed more than $325 million in..." February 23

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Source: Kevin Garnett agrees to trade, will go home to Minnesota for Thaddeus Young.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    KG has known about Minny's interest in a reunion for weeks. He wasn't with it at that time.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Wolves and Nets have discussed deal to send Thad Young to Brooklyn in exchange for KG ... who of course has no-trade clause

  • Kevin Garnett traded back to Timberwolves

    SB Nation "The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back the best player in franchise history to finish his career with the team that drafted him. The Wolves have acquired 38-year-old Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for power forward Thaddeus Young, according to's David..." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Yahoo Sources: Minnesota, Philly could be included to expand Brooklyn-OKC deal w/ Garnett to Wolves, Thad Young to Nets. Among many parts.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Despite Doc Rivers' strong interest, Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett has ruled out contract buyout. He'll consider the one trade scenario.

  • Nets and Timberwolves talking Kevin Garnett trade

    New York Post "As the NBA moved into the final hours before Thursday’ trade deadline, which ends at 3 p.m. Eastern time, the Nets haven’t changed their thinking: unless they get a deal that helps them compete for a playoff spot this season, or if not gives them a high future return, they won’t be moving any of..." February 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    KG situation fascinating. Ball, I'm told, largely in his court whether he wants to sign off on deal we reported last nite: Thad Young-for-KG

  • Will Kevin Garnett really go out quietly with the Nets?

    Washington Post "It’s too quiet. One of the game’s most cantankerous, obnoxious and belligerent spewers of loud, vile trash talk, and the man whose Pavarotti-powered remarks after winning his only NBA title — “Anything is possible!” — nearly shattered flat screens across the country is likely walking away from..." February 10

  • Kevin Garnett Is Slowly Disappearing From Brooklyn

    The Wall Street Journal "Kevin Garnett’s tenure with the Nets was supposed to be a victory lap for his brilliant two-decade NBA career. But instead of adding a second championship to go with the one he won with Boston in 2008, Garnett is punctuating his career by averaging just 6.8 points and 6.9 rebounds a game for an..." February 02

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    INJURY UPDATE: Brooklyn Nets say Kevin Garnett (rest) is OUT tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Kevin Garnett ejected for head-butting Dwight Howard

    New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett lost his cool and perhaps a few brain cells. The Nets just lost. Again. The night started with a head-butt and an ejection, as Garnett charged at Dwight Howard and delivered his forehead to the Rockets center’s cheek. Howard responded with an open-hand shot to Garnett’s chin,..." January 13

  • Kevin Garnett suspended one game for headbutting Dwight Howard

    The Brooklyn Game "Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA for one game for his role in an altercation with Dwight Howard during Monday night’s 113-99 Nets loss to the Houston Rockets. Garnett threw a basketball at Howard’s shoulders after the two bickered, then headbutted him in the jaw. Garnett was ejected,..." January 13

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Lineup update: Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play in tonight's game vs. Philadelphia. #Nets

  • Williams, Garnett to sit out for Nets vs. Mavs

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and power forward Kevin Garnett will not play Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Williams had been listed as probable to play with a sore left side. He suffered the injury in an 88-84 loss to Miami on Sunday night, but had been hopeful he'd be..." January 05

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Kevin Garnett will play tonight as well. If I'm not mistaken, he hadn't played in the second game of the last five back to backs.

  • 430d NBA @InsideHoops

    #Nets forward Kevin Garnett (rest) won't play in tonight's game vs the Spurs

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Off an ESPN piece where KG gave his top trash talkers, I asked Kobe for his on @TWCSportsNet: G. Payton, KG, R. Miller, Scottie Pippen.

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