Fifteen-time All-Star Kevin Garnett has reached terms on a buyout with the Timberwolves, according to Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and is has retired from the NBA.
Kevin Garnett and Wolves have come to an agreement that will end his second tenure with the team: https://t.co/f6gkUp1dW2
— Kent Youngblood (@BloodStrib) September 23, 2016
The 40-year-old Garnett, who has played 21 seasons in the league, was drafted out of high school by the Timberwolves in 1995 and played with the franchise for a dozen seasons until he was traded to the Celtics in 2007. Garnett won his only NBA championship with Boston in 2008.
Garnett was traded to Brooklyn in 2013, then returned to the Timberwolves in 2015.
If Garnett has indeed decided to retire, he will join Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan in the prospective 2021 Hall of Fame class.
Garnett announced his decision on his Instagram page.