Kevin Garnett is going home. Neither the Minnesota Timberwolves nor the Brooklyn Nets are in playoff position this season, but they made one of the most notable deals at the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday afternoon. Brooklyn and Minnesota agreed to a deal that will send Kevin Garnett to Minnesota for Thaddeus Young. The trade will send Garnett back to the team that originally drafted him fifth overall out of high school in 1995.
The first game for Garnett to play in Minnesota will come against the Washington Wizards. Ticket prices for the game are up 241% since the trade and now average $171 on the secondary market. The get-in price for the game is $19.
Garnett spent his first 12 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves before being traded to the Boston Celtics prior to the 2007-08 season. In 927 games with Minnesota, Garnett scored 19,041 points. He averaged 20.5 points and 11.4 rebounds in those 12 seasons. He was the NBA MVP during the 2003-04 season when he averaged 24.2 points, 13.9 rebounds and five assists. This trade assures Garnett will finish his career with the franchise it started on.