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Years as a Timberwolf: 1995-2007
Key Achievements: 10-time All-Star, 2004 NBA MVP, 3/3/2-time All-NBA, eight-time All-Defensive
Excuse me once again for the length of this slide, but Kevin Garnett is the Minnesota Timberwolves, and four years after his departure, the statement remains the same.
Every single franchise playoff berth in T'Wolves history came when Garnett's name was found on the roster. Every single time!
Easily the best Timberwolf in history (and that's a large understatement), his records above indicate what he has done for the NBA's 26th franchise.
If you've read any of my previous writing, you'll know I allude to the 2003-04 season every time Garnett is mentioned. The fact of the matter is that it helps me hold on to that nostalgia that has been in Wolves fans' hearts ever since he departed four long (and winless) seasons ago. Even if I have done it 20 times, I need to be left alone for it. It's hard to root for the NBA's 28th-most storied franchise, isn't it, Pups fans?
In the magical season (there's reference number 21), "The Big Ticket" won the NBA's MVP, but ultimately, the Wolves fell short in the Western Conference Finals. He led the Wolves in scoring in his last 11 (out of 12) seasons with the team. He holds four out of the five single-season scoring totals, with Tony Campbell holding second place amongst the KG plethora of records.
His last three seasons delivered absolutely nothing, and after the team fell apart in the following years, nothing good happened for "The Kid" and the Pups, and he was shipped off to Boston in a blockbuster trade.
I'm sorry we couldn't do more for you, KG.