NBA: Kevin Garnett interested in buying Timberwolves


Posted at Jul 22 2020 11:59 AM

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Kevin Garnett, a finalist for the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, speaks during a ceremony announcing the finalists at the United Center on February 14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images/AFP

NBA legend Kevin Garnett is part of a group that is looking to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves, after owner Glen Taylor announced an interest to sell the team. 

Taylor has owned the team since 1994.

"I was recently approached by The Raine Group to discuss the future of our franchise," Taylor said, according to ESPN. "From the time I bought the team in 1994, I have always wanted what's best for our fans and will entertain opportunities on the evolution of the Timberwolves and Lynx ownership structure."

Garnett, who played for the Timberwolves from 1995 to 2007 and again from 2015-2016, announced on social media that he was "part of one of the groups trying" to buy the franchise.

"Please let my group get this," Garnett said on an Instagram story.

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On Twitter, he expressed his deep love for the city of Minneapolis. Garnett was selected by the Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NBA Rookie Draft and went on to win the Most Valuable Player award in 2004 before being sent to the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster trade in 2007.

"I once again want to see Minneapolis as the diverse and loving community that I know it is," Garnett said. "No two people love the city more than myself and Glen Taylor and I look forward to trying to work with him to achieve my dream."

Taylor is reportedly seeking at least $1.2 billion for the franchise. He is also unwilling to sell the team to people who want to relocate the franchise out of Minneapolis. 

Garnett, 44, won the an NBA title with the Celtics in 2008 before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. He returned to the Timberwolves in 2015 and played one more season before retiring. 

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