KG is about to change the atmosphere in the Minnesota locker room…
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine has conceded that he’s scared but also excited about the return of veteran Kevin Garnet to the team this week.
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The Timberwolves traded Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets in order to acquire their former stalwart, and his mere presence in the locker room is going to have an impact on a young roster.
Minnesota have arguably fallen into a habit of losing as they continue to struggle this year, and Garnett’s return may well shake things up and ensure that they are not only preparing for games the right way but also on their toes at all times in both practice and in games.
However, while LaVine insisted that it was a positive thing to have Garnett back in the fold in Minnesota, he did admit that he was quite scared when discussing giving KG his old locker back.
“This is his locker and I’m actually kind of scared because I think he is going to say something about me being in his locker,” LaVine told the Pioneer Press.
The rookie said he told Garnett to take his old spot back.
“I did more than offer. I wanted him to take it,” LaVine said. “I wanted him to sit there. I said ‘I’ll move!'”
However, the former Boston Celtics and Nets star opted to allow LaVine to keep his current space and took up the locker next to him, thus resulting in the rookie never being able to relax ever again.
Nevertheless, aside from horror stories from coach Flip Saunders who has warned the players that if their phones are out on game night be prepared to see KG throw them down the toilet, he is confident that his former star will have a positive impact overall by improving the team’s approach and intensity.