Kevin Garnett Re-Signs With Minnesota Timberwolves, Team Signs No. 1 Pick Towns

Kevin Garnett was one of a handful of players who made the jump straight from high school to the NBA and more than succeeded expectations. Now 39-years-old, Garnett is a 15-time All-Star, and 4-time All-NBA First Team member. The surefire first ballot Hall of Famer has one MVP to his name (2004) and won his only championship title with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

Last season, “The Big Ticket” was traded from the Brooklyn Nets back to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that selected him fifth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. Today, Garnett officially re-upped with the Wolves for two more seasons, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Stein also notes that the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky, has signed a three-year, $14.9 million deal. The team also signed No. 24 overall pick, Duke point guard Tyus Jones (whom they traded for on draft night) to a rookie contract.

Garnett has spent his entire 20-year NBA career with the Timberwolves, Celtics, and Nets. Over two full decades, Kevin has averaged 18.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, via Basketball Reference.

To this day, KG has earned more on-court dollars than any basketball player in history, totaling $315 million.

Here are some immediate reactions from Twitter.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Garnett’s impact on the Minnesota club is vitally important to its very young core of future stars. Towns, Jones, Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, and Slam Dunk champion Zach Lavine will all be looking to KG for guidance in what will more than likely be his final season or two in the Association.

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