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Report: Kevin Garnett wants to buy the Timberwolves

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Could the Big Ticket one day be the Big Owner?

Kevin Garnett, the most-liked and most-iconic player in the history of the Minnesota Timberwolves, told Yahoo! Sports he'd like to buy the Timberwolves franchise at some point.

"Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That's what I want," he said after the Nets lost to the Golden State Warriors Thursday.

Garnett, now 38 years old, is the Timberwolves' all-time leading scorer. He was drafted out of high school in 1995 and played 12 season in Minnesota, making the playoffs in eight of those years (but only advancing out of the first round once). He was traded to the Boston Celtics before the 2007-08 season, and won an NBA championship that year.

But it's the Timberwolves he still feels connected to.

"That is the one that has my interest. I have ties there. Flip [Saunders is] there," he told Yahoo! Sports.

He's now with the Brooklyn Nets, playing 23 minutes a game while scoring eight points and pulling in eight boards.

His contract is up after this season, but as ESPN notes, it's not known if Garnett will choose to retire after 20 full years in the NBA.

Current owner Glen Taylor considered selling the team a few years ago. But in 2013, when he re-hired Flip Saunders to serve as the team's president, he appeared to change his mind, the Pioneer Press reported.

According to Forbes, the Wolves are worth $430 million, the fifth-lowest value in the league.

By the way, if you'd like to relive what is arguably Garnett's greatest game as a Timberwolf, here it is on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQE2EAo__iI

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