Kevin Garnett could end his career where it started.
KG spent the first 12 years of his career in Minnesota, he was a 10-time All-Star in that window and one of the top players in the NBA. He was eventually traded to Boston (where he won a ring) and went on to Brooklyn, now he could come full circle.
The Nets are talking to the Timberwolves about a trade that would bring Garnett back to Minnesota, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are making an 11th-hour push before Thursday’s trade deadline to try to reacquire Wolves legend Kevin Garnett in a swap that would send Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn, ESPN.com has learned.
Sources told ESPN.com the sides have engaged in serious discussions on the deal, which would ultimately require Garnett’s approval even if the teams agree before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline, since Garnett possesses one of the NBA’s six full no-trade clauses.
Minnesota has the draw of having KG’s old coach Flip Saunders.
Still, you’d have to think that if one of the league’s most intense competitors was going to leave the struggling Nets it would be for a contender, not a team nowhere near the playoffs in the deep West. Since he has the no-trade clause he gets to decide.
The real loser here? Thaddeus Young. Traded from one bad team to another, once again. He could help a contender in need of wing depth, but he just gets bounced from bad team to bad team.