Surprising reports were circling around the twitter-sphere last night that the Minnesota Timberwolves are in discussions to bring former icon Kevin Garnett back to the original franchise that drafted him. It's rumored that this push before today's 3PM trade deadline would be for Wolves' forward Thaddeus Young, reuniting KG with not only Minnesota but also former head coach Flip Saunders.
Last night Marc Stein was one of the leaders in breaking the story:
Going online now: ESPN sources say Wolves making late push before trade deadline to bring home Wolves legend Kevin Garnett in trade w/Nets
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
Bold strategy Flip; let’s see if it pays off for you. I like this potential move by the Wolves though, as it would definitely bring some buzz back to the struggling franchise. This scenario would be the same type of deal as if the 76ers brought back Allen Iverson for the year; pretty much just to sell tickets. It would be cool to watch Garnett, despite being a shell of the former Big Ticket, romping around in his old #21 again back in 'Sota.
The move does seem unlikely because Garnett has a no trade clause, and accounts are that he is unwilling to uproot his family mid-season. Although, anything is possible with KG since he is an unpredictable guy and it is his former team and head coach. His loyalty to the Gopher State ran deep prior to his departure to Boston, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
This is one of the more intriguing moves rumored thus far... so stay tuned for a locked and loaded trade-deadline afternoon, you guys.
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