Kevin Garnett is 39 years old and has played 20 seasons in the NBA, but The Big Ticket isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. Garnett has decided to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it could be for more than one season:
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 7, 2015
If Garnett doesn’t retire and makes it to the second year of that deal, he’ll become the first NBA player ever to play in his teens, 20s, 30s and 40s. He’ll turn 40 next May 19.
Garnett began his career with the Wolves and played the first 12 seasons of his career there before being traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007. He won his first championship in his first season with the Celtics on a historic team that also featured Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.
Garnett was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 and was then traded back to Minnesota last season for Thaddeus Young. The veteran only played in five games for the Timberwolves after the trade, averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game.
Garnett will continue to be a mentor to all the young talent in Minnesota, including first overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Garnett is also hoping to become an owner of the team someday.