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Karl-Anthony Towns says he’ll miss Garnett, will pick up torch

Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, right, rubs the head of teammate Karl-Anthony Towns as they celebrate during the closing moments of the Timberwolves’ 101-91 win over the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Less than a week before training camp begins, the Timberwolves have not heard from Garnett on his desires for the upcoming season. With that silence in mind, the team has started to explore scenarios that include them moving on without the franchise icon, who has been bothered by knee problems the last two years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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The greatest seasons in Minnesota Timberwolves history were led by peak Kevin Garnett, a team that could have made the NBA Finals had it not been for the Shaq/Kobe Lakers.

After going to Boston and winning a ring (then a couple forgettable seasons in Brooklyn) Garnett returned to Minnesota to end his career. On his return, Garnett was more mentor than player for a young team on the rise, and KG formed a particular bond with Karl-Anthony Towns.

Friday Kevin Garnett announced his retirement. Later that day KAT said he would pick up the torch from KG.

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