Kevin Garnett may be following Tim Duncan and Kobe Byrant to retirement, according to NBA rumors over the weekend. Garnett has a season left in his two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and there is a big possibility that he won’t return next season and choose to retire, according with owner Glen Taylor.
“I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?’ His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d like to go out knowing we got into the playoffs,’ ” Taylor said via NBA.com. “Then he said, ‘I don’t know if I can.’
Taylor then asked Garnett why he doesn’t think he can return for the Timberwolves.
“I asked him, ‘What does that mean?’ And he said, ‘I don’t know,” Taylor added about his conversation with Garnett. “So I asked the question but I didn’t get an answer that helped me. Yes, theoretically, he’d like to play. But he has some doubts of his knees holding up. I believe he told me exactly the truth.”
Officially, Garnett has yet to announce his decision for the 2016-2017 season. He played in just 38 regular season games last year with averages of 3.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. With injury problems at age 40 years old, a Kevin Garnett NBA rumors is expected at this point of his career.
Even though Garnett had a bad year with injuries last year, “KG” will be remembered as the best player in Timberwolves history playing for Minnesota from 1995 to 2007. He was traded to the Boston Celtics and won the NBA title with the team in 2008. Garnet also won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award while playing for the Timberwolves in 2004.
The Kevin Garnett retirement is part of NBA rumors for now but there’s a big chance it’s true with the Timberwolves already becoming one of the most promising teams in the league next season.
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