Kevin Garnett has already earned more ($335,872,398) in salary than any player in NBA history and after he averaging just 12.3 minutes last season while missing 44 games, he is contemplating retirement ahead of his 22nd season in the NBA
After Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, we have just a few "old-school" players in the NBA right now: Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce (retirement?), Vince Carter, Ray Allen (Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers?), Manu Ginobili (signed recently for the Spurs), etc...
After more than 20 years in the NBA (21 NBA seasons), Kevin Garnett still has a 1-year contract ($8 million) with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But, it's not about the money, it's about his legacy and how he can help young players and can they play in the NBA Playoffs next season?
The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award. This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs. But, with Kevin Garnett or without him?
According to T-Wolves owner Glen Taylor, Garnett was noncommittal about his NBA future in a recent conversation.
"I just asked him, 'Kevin, what are you going to do?' His answer was, 'I'd really like to play next year 'cuz I'd like to go out knowing we got into the playoffs,'"Taylor told NBA.com. "Then he said, 'I don't know if I can.'
"I asked him, 'What does that mean?' And he said, 'I don't know.' 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."
It could be great to see once again Kevin Garnett with the young timberwolves Andre Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine.
Kevin Garnett is the only player drafted before the 1998 lockout who still is in the league.
He is a legend and one of the best Power Forwards in the NBA History, but after 21 NBA seasons, he will make a decision very soon... to join Minnesota Timberwolves for the last time or to join Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.