Golden State Warriors To Sign Kevin Garnett After Buyout?

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 09/23/16 06:18AM EDT
Could the Warriors land Kevin Garnett next this season?
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With Kevin Garnett's running contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves coming to an end, it is believed that the Golden State Warriors could possibly sign the 21-year NBA veteran.

The 40-year-old Garnett is reportedly choosing to secure a settlement with the Wolves that could lead to his departure from the team. Most observers believe that he may opt for retirement after an illustrious playing career. According to team owner Glen Taylor, the final decision is still heavily reliant on "KG", who has yet to respond to his calls.

"We have to decide, in the next couple weeks, if he's going to play or not play. I'm waiting for him. I sent him a message, told him, "I need you to make a decision.' I just haven't heard from him," Taylor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune via ESPN.

While retirement may be an option for the 2004 Most Valuable Player Awardee, another route would be to sign with the 2015 champions, the Golden State Warriors. According to Charles Rahrig V for Fansided's Blue Man Hoop, Garnett's wealth of experience would have him as the team's source of wisdom, since no other member of the roster has held a stint longer than he has.

Rahrig described the Warriors' overall on-court demeanor as "a little too calm and collected," noting that the presence of Garnett would help light a fire in them to putting on the right amount of aggressive. "His on-court presence wouldn't be much, but the intensity and wisdom he could bring to the locker room would be fantastic. There isn't a better teammate to get his guys fired up than Garnett," Rahrig pointed out.

During Garnett's most recent season with the Wolves, he was playing more limited minutes with 14.6 per game. The veteran averaged 3.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.

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