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February 20, 2015 Updates

Garnett waited until the final hour before Thursday’s 2 p.m. trade deadline to waive a no-trade clause in his contract so that he could return to the place where it all started for him professionally. That contract with a $12 million salary expires this summer, but Garnett isn’t coming back merely to play out the season’s remaining 29 games. He is expected to sign an extension this summer to play probably for another two seasons, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s negotiations with him. And he could be looking for the chance to make good on a hope he expressed last fall of one day owning the Wolves. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The two sides found common ground, although Taylor said that Garnett’s ownership desires were not part of the recent negotiations. “He wants to be here and we like him,” Taylor said. “The best path is to let him play and see what type of relationship and rapport develops. Let it play out over time and that will take us to the next step, if it’s to happen.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Kevin doesn't like change," Saunders said late Thursday night after the trade that sent Thaddeus Young to the Nets for Garnett was approved by the league. "That's how he's always been. But I think when he looks back, he doesn't think moving from Brooklyn to here as a big change. I think he looks at it from moving back and being home." USA Today Sports

February 19, 2015 Updates

Michael Lee: Kevin Garnett is expected to make his re-debut in Minnesota next Wednesday against the #wizards. Yes, he'll be back in No. 21 Twitter @MrMichaelLee

"We are excited to have Kevin Garnett back in Minnesota and playing for the Timberwolves," said Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. "When people think of the Timberwolves they think of KG. He had some great years for us and our organization and fans really respect what he's done here in Minnesota and throughout his NBA career. KG will bring his usual strong work ethic and leadership and be a positive influence for our young team." NBA.com

Statement from Billy King: Today we are pleased to announce that we have made an important trade for our team by acquiring 6-foot-8 power forward Thaddeus Young from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Garnett. In his 8th year out of Georgia Tech, Young, 26, is having one of his best seasons, averaging 14. 3 points and 5.1 rebounds. He is a terrific multi-dimensional player who will have an immediate impact on the team. In fact, while I was President of the 76ers in 2007, I drafted him with the 12th pick of the first round and I’m thrilled to bring him to Brooklyn. This trade gives our team more athleticism, speed, and youth, and he will be a great complement on the court with Mason Plumlee and Brook Lopez. NBA.com

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