After 21 NBA Seasons, Kevin Garnett Is Debating Retirement
The 40-year-old is reportedly contemplating walking away from the game, just short of entering his 22nd season.
After seeing Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant hang it up, Kevin Garnett is reportedly contemplating retirement before the 2016 season. The 40-year-old would be entering his 22nd season if he decides to give it one more year in a Timberwolves uniform. KG is due to make 8 million dollars before his contract expires at the end of the season.
With the Wolves having one of the most talented young rosters, Garnett wants to deliver on one of his goals for the upcoming season, guiding the youngsters to a playoff season in Minnesota.
“He’s a little torn, I think,” Hall of Fame guard Reggie Miller said. “It’s the age-old question of mind over matter. I’m sure his mind is telling him he’s able to play. But can his body follow?”
After having a conversation with Wolves owner Glen Taylor, not much has been cleared up. Taylor said “So I asked the question but I didn’t get an answer that helped me. Yes, theoretically, he’d like to play. But he has some doubts of his knees holding up. I believe he told me exactly the truth.”
New head coach, Tom Thibodeau, is willing to give The Big Ticket as much time as he needs to make the decision, as long as it comes before training camp opens in late September.
KG is the only player in the league left from the 1995 draft class.