Kevin Garnett is going behind to a Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Brooklyn Nets traded a 38-year-old destiny Hall of Famer behind to a T’wolves, for whom he played his initial 12 NBA seasons, dual people with believe of a trade told USA TODAY Sports. The Nets perceived brazen Thaddeus Young in exchange. The people requested anonymity since a teams had not announced a trade.
Garnett had a no-trade proviso yet will relinquish it to react Minnesota, a people said.
Timberwolves manager and boss Flip Saunders coached Garnett during a franchise’s usually 8 playoff appearances, from 1997 to 2004. Saunders was dismissed during a 2004-05 season, and Garnett was traded to a Boston Celtics in a 2007 offseason after 3 uninterrupted playoff misses.
Garnett won an MVP in 2003-04, when he led Minnesota to a Western Conference finals. He averaged 20.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists a diversion in 12 seasons with a T’wolves, afterwards won a championship with a Celtics in 2008. But in dual years with a Nets, he has shown his age. This season, that could be his last, Garnett is averaging 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds a game.
Young, 26, is averaging 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds a game. The Nets are 21-31 and in ninth place in a Eastern Conference, yet adding an impact energy brazen could assistance them pull into a playoffs. He can be a giveaway representative after this season, though, and a 11-42 Timberwolves are formulation for a future.
Garnett might be, too. Yahoo Sports reported in November he has seductiveness in owning a interest of a group in a future, and he will go out with pushing as a biggest and many renouned Timberwolves actor while also assisting rise immature star Andrew Wiggins.