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New York Daily News Nov 25, 2015
Kristaps Porzingis on ‘huge’ advice KG gave him after draft

Kristaps Porzingis on ‘huge’ advice KG gave him after draft

To help deal with the pressure and negativity surrounding the draft, Kristaps Porzingis was assisted by an unlikely advisor — Kevin Garnett.
New York Post Nov 25, 2015

Kevin Garnett’s memorable advice to Kristaps Porzingis

ORLANDO — So who gave an important pep talk to 7-3 Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis in July after Knicks fans booed their selection at No. 4? KG — as in Kevin Garnett. During the Las Vegas summer league, the Knicks were heading to a morning shootaround and the Timberwolves were leaving the court. Garnett was...
Posting and Toasting Nov 25, 2015

Unlike Kevin Garnett, Kristaps Porzingis never got practice cancelled by playing charades

KP KG We here at PT operate under a set of guiding principles -- two of the most important being the belief that Kristaps Porzingis is an infallible star-child and Kevin Garnett is a shit-eating weasel. Never have those two dichotomous thoughts come into such stark relief as when we readthis anecdote from ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about the time KG sabotaged a Boston Celtics practice session in 2009 when he refused an order from coach Doc Rivers to sit out: Garnett, forbidden to take the floor by his own coach, had concocted his revenge: He would track the movements of power forward Leon...
Canis Hoopus Nov 25, 2015

Garnett's Ferocity a Mixed Bag

Kevin Garnett's legendary ferocity has helped some, hurt others. Is the risk worth it? I commend you to thisexcellent article at ESPN.com by Jackie MacMullan about Kevin Garnett's pluses and minuses as a leader. In it, she describes his otherworldly intensity and work ethic, and his desire to help young players, but also how demanding he is and impatient for those he perceives as not able or willing to keep up. While the article paints a so far positive picture of the relationship between Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns, it also highlights the risk involved in exposing a young rookie to...
New York Post Nov 25, 2015

Kristaps Porzingis on his sudden fame and how he escapes it

ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis said Tuesday the kid shown on TV on draft night holding his head in his hands and appearing to cry after the 7-foot-3 Latvian was selected fourth in the draft now has his No. 6 jersey. Doing a drive-time radio tour while with the club in Orlando on...
New York Post Nov 24, 2015

Porzingis prefers MSG Haarlow’s nickname over Francesa’s

ORLANDO, Fla. — “KP” or “KP6”? During two drive-time interviews Tuesday on New York radio, Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis said those are his two favorite nicknames he has heard so far. WFAN’s Mike Francesa told Porzingis he would prefer to call him “Special K,’’ but the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn’t bite. Knicks team president Phil Jackson...
NetsDaily Nov 21, 2015

Looking backward at THE Trade ... and Looking forward, too (Ugh)

A lot of 2016 picks that have been traded. More than most years and more that could be valuable.  Kevin Pelton, writing for ESPN Insider, uses a metric to come up with a ranking of which picks are likely to be the most valuable. He ranks the top 15, from most to least valuable.  No surprise which one is at the top of the list, the unprotected Nets pick traded to the Celtics in the Boston trade of 2013. There are few 2016 picks more valuable than Brooklyn's, traded or otherwise. When the Nets moved this unprotected pick (and several other picks!) to Boston for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 16, 2015

Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett coaching, whether he admits it or not

Before the season, Kevin Garnett said his role with the Timberwolves was "definitely not a coach on the floor." But there he was on the practice court Monday doing something that looked suspiciously like coaching.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 13, 2015
Kevin Garnett on Timberwolves: 'Like putting a bunch of puppies in a box'

Kevin Garnett on Timberwolves: 'Like putting a bunch of puppies in a box'

Kevin Garnett used some unusual words to describe his young Timberwolves squad before Thursday's game against the Golden State Warriors.
Canis Hoopus Nov 13, 2015

Timberwolves Drop to 4-4, Heading to Indiana Tonight

Minnesota is currently undefeated on the road and will look for a fifth win over the Pacers. Timberwolves News The Wolves dropped back-to-back home games this week, their record falling to 4-4. A weakened roster Tuesday saw Minnesota play the Hornets without Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett or Andrew Wiggins. While Wiggins and KG returned to the floor Thursday, Rubio remained sidelined with a strained hamstring and watched Steph Curry drain 46 points in a 129-116 win over the Timberwolves. The Warriors increased to 10-0 on the season, and Minny is still searching for its first home win. It's...
Oakland Tribune Nov 12, 2015

Kevin Garnett compares Steph Curry and Michael Jordan

Minnesota Timberwolves' star Kevin Garnett says Curry and Jordan had unique impacts of the NBA, which Garnett believes is good.

Warriors vs. Timberwolves: Things to watch

The Warriors will be looking to open the season with 10 straight wins, something that has been accomplished by only 13 teams in NBA history. Of the previous 13, three went on to win the title and three failed to make the conference finals. No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns has burst onto the NBA scene as a rookie, averaging 16 points, 10.4 rebounds and three blocked shots. Warriors center Andrew Bogut averaged 8.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots in his first seven games after being selected No. 1 overall by Milwaukee in 2005. Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (left knee)...

Bulls reminisce on Kevin Garnett's career as Timberwolves hit town

Bulls reminisce on Kevin Garnetts career as Timberwolves hit town

Timberwolves fall flat at finish

The Minnesota Timberwolves had just pulled within five points against the Miami Heat after a 7-0 run when Kevin Garnett seemed to sense his team was losing momentum after giving up a basket.
20 years ago today, Kevin Garnett made his NBA debut

20 years ago today, Kevin Garnett made his NBA debut

The Timberwolves veteran broke into the league before a dozen of today's players -- including two teammates -- were born.

Kevin Garnett Photos

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