Report: Kevin Garnett Will Not Play for Wolves This Season, Retirement Announcement Expected Soon

by September 23, 2016

According to a report from the Star Tribune, Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ relationship is coming to an end. Garnett and the Wolves reportedly agreed to a buyout on Friday, making him a free agent.

The Star Tribune reports that Garnett is expected to announce his retirement soon. Here’s more from their article:

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.

After a 21-year-career, 14 in Minnesota, Garnett has averaged 17.8 points and 10 rebounds a game. The 40-year-old appeared in 38 games for Minnesota last season, averaging 3 points and 3 rebounds.

Keep it locked for official confirmation on KG’s retirement.

h/t Star Tribune