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May 18, 2015 Updates

Glen Taylor: L.A. really wanted him. Well, I didn't know if I wanted him in the West. I thought I was getting better players. I thought L.A could not give me the players that Boston did. The Lakers offered a package built around multi-skilled forward Lamar Odom and 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, a promising second-year player who would eventually become an All-Star. Odom had a history of flaky behavior, however, and Bynum was unproven. Bleacher Report

"He was kind of the first freak athlete like that, that could move and run and do all those things," says Toronto coach Dwane Casey. "He revolutionized the sport," Bosh, the Miami Heat star, says of Garnett, without hyperbole. "He was a young fella, being an All-Star, taking the rebound and pushing it down court and finishing with a dunk. I had never seen that before. So I was like, 'If I want to be in the NBA, I've got to do that.'" Garnett turns 39 Tuesday, and though his ferocity has not faded, his skills most surely have. He may play another season or two, but he has likely played his last truly meaningful game. Bleacher Report

LeBron James, No. 1 pick in 2003: For myself, KG and Kobe, they set the tone on guys coming straight to the league at that era, in the '90s where it was not the thing to do. In KG's fashion, for him being an 18-year-old kid…to do the things that he did, it was a positive reinforcement when I got to my decision time, that I could do it. Bleacher Report

Paul Pierce: One time, he asked [Joakim] Noah if he could rub through his hair, like a female or something.…And I know that kind of made [Noah] hot. And this was when Noah was a rookie, too. I remember Noah looked up to KG. He was like, 'Man, KG, I had your poster on my wall, I looked up to you, man.' And then [Garnett] just said something like that, and was like 'F--- you, Noah.' I was like, 'Whoa.' This kid fresh out of college, looks up to KG, just said he had his poster on the wall, and he tells him that! It crushed him. It crushed Noah. Bleacher Report

Jose Calderon: Everything started because I switched (onto Garnett on defense) once, and I contested one of his shots. And he made it. So he was kind of happy about it. So we went at each other. …The next possession he comes back and he's like, 'OK, let's do it again.'…I think after that, he looked at me differently, like, I stood up to him or whatever. After that, we have [had] a great relationship. Bleacher Report

Ron Klempner, NBPA general counsel: Coming out of the 1995 [CBA negotiations], the owners clearly did not get what they wanted, and they were looking for the first available opportunity to be able to go back in and get it. Garnett's contract provided them with all of the ammunition that they needed. Bleacher Report

May 17, 2015 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Possibly. Looney, if he falls. Hear #Twolves have done a lot of background work on him (others too, I'm sure). / RT: Don Baumberger: do you see the Wolves packaging some 2nds to move back into the end of the 1st? If so who would you like to see? Twitter @DWolfsonKSTP

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Darren Wolfson: #Twolves are not one of the eight teams to watch him this week. / RT: Marc J. Spears: Eight NBA teams are attending a workout for ex-Mississippi State center Renardo Sidney tonight in Chicago, a source said. Twitter @DWolfsonKSTP

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN TIMBERWOLVES HISTORY

Kevin Garnett remains unquestionably the No. 1 player in franchise history. The other Kevin can no longer threaten that position.

   

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