KG will be expected to bring professionalism and experience to a young locker room…
Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett officially returned to the franchise on Tuesday and he is delighted to be able to end his NBA playing career where it started.
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Garnett left Minnesota eight years ago to embark on a new challenge with the Boston Celtics, where he established himself as a franchise legend, as well as an NBA champion.
Later, he moved on to the Brooklyn Nets along with close friend Paul Pierce for another shot at immediate success, but that plan failed to materialise as the Nets struggled to get the best out of their expensively-assembled roster.
However, despite not wanting to up sticks in the middle of a season, Garnett is delighted to return to Minnesota, where he is still considered the only true superstar in Timberwolves history.
He has his eyes on being a mentor to a young and talented group of players.
“It’s perfect,” Garnett said at his news conference, as reported by ESPN.
“If you have a story, this is a fairy tale. This is a perfect ending to it. This is how you want to do it.”
Garnett spent 12 years in Minnesota in his first spell with the franchise as he established himself as one of the best power forwards in the game with multiple All-Star appearances as well as leading the Timberwolves to eight playoff appearances.
The 38-year-old also picked an MVP award along the way, but now he faces a completely new challenge as he is tasked with helping to build a new atmosphere and approach in Minnesota.
Point guard Ricky Rubio has already revealed that Garnett has barked at other players in practice, but he insists that the players listen and respect the veteran and he will help instil the fundamental attributes needed in turning the team into one that wins.