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February 26, 2015 Updates

Saunders acquired Garnett to push Wiggins, LaVine and others on professionalism and defense, an effort that began with Garnett's first practice the day before. Garnett arrived 90 minutes early, before any other player, and his intensity startled his new teammates. Twice, Garnett yelled at veteran center Nikola Pekovic for not getting back on defense. "He yelled at a couple of young guys, too," said guard Ricky Rubio. "I don't know how to do it yet. I'm too nice. So I hope he teaches me that bad side." USA Today Sports

The Timberwolves sold more than 6,000 individual game tickets since Thursday, according to spokesman Brad Ruiter, who also attributed most of 400 new season tickets sold since the All-Star break to Garnett. "We think we'll sell most of our single-game tickets for the rest of the year," T'wolves President Chris Wright said. "People want to see K.G. before he goes." USA Today Sports

February 25, 2015 Updates
February 24, 2015 Updates

"I figure if LeBron can go home, then -- shhhh--! -- why can't I?" Garnett said Tuesday at Target Center, his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves underway at an afternoon news conference. NBA.com

"This is probably the most talent on this team since the Timberwolves been assembled," said Garnett, the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2004 when he led Minnesota to the Western Conference finals. "The talent on here is endless. ... I feel like they've got the tools to be whatever they want to be for the future. I want to help with that transition." NBA.com

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