(ESPN) – Kevin Garnett is expected to announce his retirement from the NBA on Friday after agreeing to a contract settlement with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report by the Star Tribune.
Garnett posted a video on his Instagram account, which shows him walking through an empty Target Center, home of the Timberwolves. In it, he says “thank you” and “farewell.”
The two sides came to agreement on a buyout on Friday, according to The Associated Press. Garnett, 40, will be waived by the Wolves and collect his entire $8 million salary for next season. That is the same approach the took with Tim Duncan. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Garnett has not announced his decision.
NBA news taking the big headlines today, first with Bosh, now looks like KG is going to retire.
First of, how great is that deal/buyout? Gets what would have been his entire salary for this season, and doesnt have to do anything. Great gig if you can get it.
Back to KG, The Big Ticket, guy was one of the most electric big men in the last 30 years. Was loud, talked a lot of trash, but he backed it up.
Granted he toiled away too many years in Minnesota, though to his credit he stayed longer than most would have to see if they could build a team around him, they just never did.
Timberwolves all time leader in points, rebounds, blocks, assists, and steals. Granted they dont have a history of all time players going through there, but still a heck of a stat.
Came back at the end of his career to mentor some of the young talent that Minnesota has now. Guy has done everything you can in a career, perfect time to call it a day.
Couple things I think of when I realize that Kobe, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett retired in the same offeason:
- Damn I am getting old
- Thats gonna be a hell of a HOF class. Best ever?