It appears as if Kevin Garnett is close to waiving his no-trade clause, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. This would allow for the Brooklyn Nets to send him to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Thaddeus Young.
Hearing cautious optimism emanating from Minneapolis that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving no-trade clause and returning to Minnesota— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
Garnett, the 19-year veteran, was drafted by the Timberwolves in 1995. It's possible that he'd want to end his career in Minnesota, playing for a team and a front office that he respects greatly. Earlier, it was said that Garnett would not accept a buyout from the Nets, meaning that he's only really contemplating a return to Minnesota or the possibility that he'd finish with the Nets.
This is also a reason:
Don't forget Wolves not only have Flip Saunders to lobby KG to come back to Sota but ALSO Wolves assistant/original KG mentor Sam Mitchell— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
There's still time and plenty of moving pieces possible in this deal. Just as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports:
Yahoo Sources: Minnesota, Philly could be included to expand Brooklyn-OKC deal w/ Garnett to Wolves, Thad Young to Nets. Among many parts.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
A third team would mean a near complete overhaul of the Nets, sending out the likes of Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett and Jarrett Jack, three key players in the team's rotation.
As we say, stay tuned.