1. Kevin Garnett
This might be one of the easiest top choice that we ever had to decide on.  
Kevin Garnett WAS THE Minnesota Timberwolves. Now granted, he would win an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics, but he was with the Timberwolves in his prime and made the team a must watch across the NBA. Garnett carried the team to eight consecutive playoff appearances and the legendary trash talker excelled at both ends of the court, dunking on you in one moment and blocking you the next.

With the Timberwolves, Garnett would be a three-time First Team All-Pro, a two-time league leader in Win Shares, a three-time league leader in VORP and a six-time First Team All-Defensive Selection.  He would also be named the NBA Most Valuable Player in the 2003-04 Season  

Thankfully for Minnesota fans, Garnett elected to finish his career in the Gopher State.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center, Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 5th Overall 6/28/95.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Celtics for Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, the 2009 1st Round Pick (which would be Wayne Ellington and another 1999 1st Round Pick (which would be Jonny Flynn) 7/31/07.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Brooklyn Nets for Thaddeus Young 2/19/15.

    Departed (2): Retired 9/23/16
  • Games Played: 970
  • Per Game Averages: 37.3 MP, .497 eFG%, .779 FT%, 19.8 PTS, 11.0 RB, 4.3 AST, 1.4 STL, 1.6 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 23.7 PER, .543 TS%, 75.5 VORP, 139.8 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (2003-2004)
    All Star Game MVP (2003-04)
    First Team All NBA (1999-2000, 2002-03 & 2003-04)
    Second Team All NBA (2000-01, 2001-02 & 2004-05)
    Third Team All NBA (1998-99 & 2006-07)
    First Team NBA All Defensive (1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 & 2004-05)
    Second Team NBA All Defensive (2005-06 & 2006-07
    Second Team All Rookie (1995-96)
    All Star (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    Most Field Goals (2003-04)
    Most Defensive Rebounds (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Most Rebounds (2003-04 & 2004-05)
    Most Points (2003-04)
    Most Rebounds/Game (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Highest PER (2003-04 & 2004-05)
    Most Win Shares (2003-04 & 2004-05)
    Highest VORP (2002-03, 2003-04 & 2004-05)
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