Report: Kevin Garnett Negotiating Buyout With Minnesota

by September 22, 2016

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly in advanced talks with Kevin Garnett about a contract buyout.

Garnett, 40, re-joined the T-Wolves in 2015 but was severely limited by knee troubles.

KG is expected to retire after 21 seasons in the NBA, though team owner Glen Taylor says a final decision has yet to be made.

Per the Star Tribune:

Taylor said the report was an overreach, though it is possible that a buyout could be agreed to should Garnett decide he no longer wants to play. Garnett is under contract for $8 million this season.


But no agreement can be negotiated until Taylor — who has been handling contact with Garnett — is informed of Garnett’s intent. And Taylor said he hasn’t talked with Garnett for weeks.


“I have not talked with him at all,” said Taylor. “We have to decide, in the next couple weeks, if he’s going to play or not play. I’m waiting for him. I sent him a message, told him, ‘I need you to make a decision.’ I just haven’t heard from him.”