Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett to retire

Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett to retire

Kevin Garnett, the best player in Minnesota Timberwolves history, is expected to announce his retirement soon after reaching a buyout agreement with the club, multiple sources have confirmed.

Garnett led the down-trodden Timberwolves to eight consecutive playoff appearances, starting in1997, after becoming the first player in 20 years to jump from high school to the NBA.

Garnett, who waived his no-trade clause in order to reunite with the Timberwolves in February 2015, will not play out the second year of his two-year, $16.5-million contract.

He was selected the NBA’s most valuable player in 2004 after leading the Timberwolves to the Western...