Career summary: Has there been a more intense player than Kevin Garnett during his time? Many consider Garnett one of the dirtiest players in the game, both physically and verbally, but either way he is a warrior who brings his best every night.
Garnett was possibly a top-five player in the last decade, making 12 straight All-Star appearances for both NBA conferences.He dominated defenders with his long frame and the ability to score either inside or from mid-range.
His best individual season came in 2003-04 when he brought home an NBA MVP Award. That year, he averaged a career best in points and rebounds (24.2 and 13.9 respectively) while leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a top seed in the Western Conference.
Garnett has always been a fierce defender, winning NBA Defensive Player of the year in 2008. He's always shown the ability to be a great shot-blocker (1.6 for his career) and to shut down opposing players with his overall skill.
In his first year with the Boston Celtics, Garnett was successful in helping them win a championship, the first and only of his career. He's on his way to the Hall of Fame post-retirement, and is likely to be in talks when it comes to best power forwards in history.
What he brings now: Garnett still shows leadership quality and the passion to win every game. He's still an accurate scorer, last year shooting 53 percent from the field, and can be a force when healthy.
Defensively, he is still one of the smarter players around. He has the talent to land on a few more NBA All-Defensive Teams as well as pulling in double-digit rebounds.
He's not going to dazzle you with his production, but it's his intangibles that now separates him from the average players in the NBA.