Timberwolves making late push to secure deal…
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Garnett is reportedly considering whether or not to waive his no-trade clause in order to secure a return to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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The Timberwolves are making a late push to land their former star with Thaddeus Young expected to move in the opposite direction, according to ESPN.
Sources have informed the site that the two teams are in serious discussions over a deal but ultimately it requires Garnett’s approval ahead of the 3 p.m. deadline as he needs to waive his no-trade clause first.
While the veteran has insisted in recent weeks that he would not want to make a move mid-season, a return to Minnesota would arguably appeal more than any other team given his ties with the franchise and his wish to one day become an owner of the organisation.
He maintains a strong relationship with coach Flip Saunders, and he would be a key part on a young team that is aiming to return to a competitive level in the years to come with the likes of Rookie of the Year contender Andrew Wiggins playing alongside him.
In contrast, he would be leaving behind a chance of making the playoffs in a weaker Eastern Conference to join the team bottom in the West and struggling to win games.
The Los Angeles Clippers were also understood to be an option at one stage but Doc Rivers had been hoping that Garnett would agree to a contract buy-out first before signing him in order to add him to his roster in time for the playoffs.
However, it appears as though if KG is to leave Brooklyn behind, it will be for a return to the Timberwolves.
There's growing belief Kevin Garnett will waive no-trade to return to Minnesota, but no final decision yet, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015