Veteran Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and return to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Garnett, 38, was drafted by the Timberwolves in 1995 and played there for 12 seasons through 2007 before he was traded to the Celtics, where he won a championship.
Boston dealt Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn in 2013.
The deal is Garnett to Minnesota and Thad Young to Brooklyn.
Ganett has agreed to waive his no trade clause and return to Minnesota, according to the agency that represents him, ASM Sports.
Flip Saunders, Minnesota’s coach and GM, coached Garnett on Minnesota before, and will be happy to be reunited with him.
Despite having problems with the T-Wolves owner Glen Taylor, Garnett is fond of Minnesota and wants to buy the Timberwolves someday.
Although his contract is up after this season, Garnett is also believed to be considering playing at least one more season. He’s currently one of the oldest players in the league.
Garnett has definitely regressed in the past few years, but still plays good defense and is one of the best rebounders in the league. He leads the league in defensive rebounding percentage for the second straight season.
Garnett, who entered the NBA straight out of high school, led Minnesota to eight straight playoff appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2004. He earned the MVP award that season.
Garnett is a 15-time All-Star who has also won the Defensive Player of the Year award.