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Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
Garnett playing for the Celtics
No. 21, 5, 2
Position Power forward
Personal information
Date of birth May 19, 1976 (1976-05-19) (age 41)
Place of birth Greenville, South Carolina
Listed height 7 ft 1 in Listed weight 255 lbs
National Basketball Association debut
1995 for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Career information
High school Farragut Academy (Illinois)
NBA Draft 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2008)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
  • 15× NBA All-Star (1997, 1998, 2000–2011, 2013)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
  • 4× All-NBA First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2008)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2002, 2005)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2007)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
  • 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000–2005, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006, 2007, 2012)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
  • 4× NBA rebounding champion (2004–2007)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves all-time leading scorer
  • Mr. Basketball USA (1995)
  • McDonald's All-American Game MVP (1995)
  • Illinois Mr. Basketball (1995)
NBA.com profile profile


Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the NBA.

Garnett was drafted 5th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves coming out of Farragut Academy High School.

He played for the Minnesota Timberwolves for twelve seasons before he played for the Boston Celtics for six seasons, and he was also the the last player from the 1995 NBA Draft to be active.

NBA career

Minnesota Timberwolves (1995–2007)

1995–1996 season

Kevin Garnett was drafted fifth overall in 1995 by Minnesota Timberwolves. In his rookie season, he became the starter as Forward. After Regular season over, he named Rookie of the Year Award 1996.

1996–1997 season

In this season, his sworn brother Stephon Marbury join with him. In this season, KG made his first All-Star Game, and he made playoffs at first time. Minnesota Timberwolves 0-3 sweep by Houston Rockets.

1997–1998 season

This is a big season for KG, he won a playoff game at first time. Minnesota Timberwolves 2-3 defeat by Seattle Supersonics at Conference Quarter Finals.

1998–1999 season

Minnesota Timberwolves 1-3 defeat by San Antonio Spurs at Conference Quarter Finals. This is first time Kevin Garnett against Tim Duncan in the playoffs. Later, Stephon Marbury left his team at summer. In the summer, his first contract expired, and he chosen re-sign with his team for 4 years.

1999–2000 season

This is first playoffs by KG without Stephon Marbury. Minnesota Timberwolves 1-3 defeat by Portland Trail Blazers at Conference Quarter Finals.

2000–2001 season

This is another big season by KG. Minnesota Timberwolves 1-3 defeat by San Antonio Spurs at Conference Quarter Finals. This is second time Kevin Garnett against Tim Duncan in the playoffs.

2001–2002 season

Minnesota Timberwolves 0-3 sweep by Dallas Mavericks at Conference Quarter Finals.

2002–2003 season

In this season, the playoffs and finals rule changed from 5-7-7-7 to 7-7-7-7. Minnesota Timberwolves 2-4 defeat by the Defending Champion, Los Angeles Lakers. Finally, he never win a series in the playoffs for 7 years. This is first time Kevin Garnett against Shaquille O'Neal in the playoffs. In the summer, his second contract expired, and he chosen re-sign with his team for 6 years.

2003–2004 season

In this season, KG made Divisition Champion in the first time, and made Conference Seed Title at the first time. Later, he won the series at first time, and he over Conference Quarter Finals and Conference Semi Finals. Finally, Minnesota Timberwolves 2-4 defeat by Los Angeles Lakers. This is second time Kevin Garnett against Shaquille O'Neal in the playoffs.

2004–2005 season

In this season, NBA teams from 29 to 30, NBA Divisiton from 4 to 6 (each 3 in the Conference). Finally, Minnesota Timberwolves did not make playoffs.

2005–2006 season

In this season, Minnesota Timberwolves did not make playoffs for 2 years.

2006–2007 season

In this season, Minnesota Timberwolves did not make playoffs for 3 years.

Boston Celtics (2007–2015)

2007–2008 season

A Big Trade happend on July 31, 2007: Boston Celtics trade 5 players and 2 first round draft picks to Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.

After KG join with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen: The Combination GAP founded. When the Regular Season over, he named Defensive of the Year at the first time.

This is his first season in the Eastern Conference. In this season, Boston Celtics 4-0 sweep Los Angeles Lakers, he won the NBA World Champion and named the Finals MVP at the first time.

His third contract will expire in the summer 2009, but he accept re-sign with his team in the summer 2008 for 3 years (expire 2012).

2008–2009 season

In this season, Boston Celtics 4-0 sweep Los Angeles Lakers, he won the title for two-peat.

In the middle of Regular Season, his sworn brother Stephon Marbury join with him again.

2009–2010 season

In this season, Boston Celtics 4-0 sweep Los Angeles Lakers, he won the title for three-peat.

His fourth contract will expire in the summer 2012, but he accept re-sign with his team in the summer 2010 for another 3 years (expire 2015).

2010–2011 season

In this season, Boston Celtics have been defeat at Conference Finals. The way to Four-peat have been failed.

2011–2012 season

In this season, Boston Celtics have been defeat at Conference Finals again.

2012–2013 season

In this season, Boston Celtics have been defeat at Conference Quarter Finals.

2013–2014 season

In this season, Boston Celtics have been defeat at Conference Quarter Finals for 2 years.

2014–2015 season

In this season, Boston Celtics have been defeat at Conference Quarter Finals for 3 years.

He made NBA All-Star Game for 18 years this season.

His fifth contract expired this summer, and he wants from Boston Celtics return to Minnesota Timberwolves.

Return to Minnesota Timberwolves (2015–2016)

2015–2016 season

A Trio Trade happend on June 25, 2015: Boston Celtics sign and trade him to Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Timberwolves trade Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn Nets, Brooklyn Nets trade 2018 first round draft pick to Boston Celtics.

In this season, he became the master for the different 3 rookie as drafted first overall: Anthony Bennett (2013), Andrew Wiggins (2014), Karl-Anthony Towns (2015). On September 23, 2016, Garnett announced he would retire before the season started.

See Also


Boston Celtics 2007–08 season roster
5 Gаrnett • 9 Rondo • 11 Davis • 13 Pruitt • 20 R. Allen • 28 Cassell • 34 Pierce • 41 Posey • 42 T. Allen • 43 Perkins • 44 Scalabrine • 50 House • 66 Pollard • 93 Brown • 0 Powe
Players who left during the season
N/A
Head coach: Doc Rivers
Regular SeasonPlayoffsFinals
Boston Celtics 2008–09 season roster
4 Giddens • 5 Gаrnett • 8 Marbury • 9 Rondo • 11 Davis • 12 Moore • 13 Pruitt • 20 R. Allen • 34 Pierce • 42 T. Allen • 43 Perkins • 44 Scalabrine • 50 House • 66 Pollard • 0 Powe
Players who left during the season
N/A
Head coach: Doc Rivers
Regular SeasonPlayoffsFinals
Boston Celtics 2009–10 season roster
4 Giddens • 5 Gаrnett • 9 Rondo • 11 Davis • 20 R. Allen • 30 Wallace • 34 Pierce • 40 Finley • 42 T. Allen • 43 Perkins • 44 Scalabrine • 52 Daniels • 60 Hudson • 84 Robinson • 94 Williams
Players who left during the season
N/A
Head coach: Doc Rivers
Regular SeasonPlayoffsFinals

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