Report: Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves advancing toward a buyout

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The Timberwolves spent most of the season not knowing whether Kevin Garnett would return for the final year of his contract.

It seems they’re finally nearing a resolution for his $8 million salary.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Is this so the Timberwolves can give Garnett a parting gift into retirement, as the Spurs did with Tim Duncan? Or is this so Garnett can sign elsewhere?

The 40-year-old Garnett has seen his production and health declined considerably, but he can still be useful in a limited role. He’d fit better on the court with a contender, but for sentimental and leadership reasons, he would’ve worked in Minnesota.

This might be the end for Garnett with the Timberwolves, a team a team he played for twice and gave MVP-caliber production in his first stint. But does this end Garnett’s NBA career? That’s the lingering question.