Skip to main content

Report: Garnett will sign 2-year deal with Wolves; Towns, Jones sign

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It's not quite official, but Kevin Garnett has agreed in principal to a two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to multiple reports.

The deal cannot become official until the NBA's signing moratorium is lifted Thursday, but ESPN's Marc Stein says Garnett will sign his contract later this week.

"I'm incredibly excited and rejuvenated to be part of this talented, committed team," Garnett said, according to KSTP's Darren Wolfson.

Garnett, who played 12 seasons in Minnesota before being traded in 2007 to the Boston Celtics, where he won a championship, was traded back to the Timberwolves by the Brooklyn Nets in February.

In 47 games between Brooklyn and Minnesota last season, Garnett averaged 6.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Nagging injuries limited Garnett to just five games after the trade, but Timberwolves fans will get plenty of "The Big Ticket" when he returns for a 21st NBA season.

If injuries don't allow Garnett to play the second year of the contract, it's expected that he'll move into a position of management with the team in 2016-17, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.

Towns, Jones sign rookie deals

The Wolves also announced that first-round draft picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones agreed to their rookie contracts.

Towns and Jones, along with the rest of the team, will be on full display Wednesday night when the Timberwolves host a scrimmage at Target Center that's free and open to the public.

Minnesota opens Summer League play in Las Vegas on Friday against the Lakers. For more on that, click here.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.

covid

Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

MnDot snow plow cam I-35 12-10-21

MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Related