UPDATE (February 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM PST): According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Kevin Garnett has agreed to a trade and will go home to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Thaddeus Young:
Source: Kevin Garnett agrees to trade, will go home to Minnesota for Thaddeus Young.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 19, 2015
Following a few disappointing seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett might be headed back to where it all began with the Minnesota Timberwovles.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Garnett might be on the verge of waiving his no-trade clause to return to Minnesota:
Hearing cautious optimism emanating from Minneapolis that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving no-trade clause and returning to Minnesota
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
After 12 seasons in Minnesota, Garnett was sent to the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster trade that sent shockwaves throughout the NBA. Garnett joined forces with Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.
As a result of the Garnett deal, the Celtics became relevant once again and went on to win an NBA title in 2008. Boston returned to the NBA Finals in 2010 only to lose to Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.
With Garnett potentially heading back to Minnesota, the Nets may receive Thaddeus Young in return for the one-time NBA champion. Young has been on the trading block for the last few weeks with the Timberwolves adamant about trying to get a deal done.[divide]