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Report: Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves advancing toward a buyout

Kevin Garnett

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett acknowledges the crowd during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. Boston won 113-99. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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The Timberwolves spent most of the season not knowing whether Kevin Garnett would return for the final year of his contract.

It seems they’re finally nearing a resolution for his $8 million salary.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Is this so the Timberwolves can give Garnett a parting gift into retirement, as the Spurs did with Tim Duncan? Or is this so Garnett can sign elsewhere?

The 40-year-old Garnett has seen his production and health declined considerably, but he can still be useful in a limited role. He’d fit better on the court with a contender, but for sentimental and leadership reasons, he would’ve worked in Minnesota.

This might be the end for Garnett with the Timberwolves, a team a team he played for twice and gave MVP-caliber production in his first stint. But does this end Garnett’s NBA career? That’s the lingering question.