Kevin Garnett returned to Minnesota last year after the Nets traded him back to the Timberwolves in-exchange for Thaddeus Young. The Timberwolves saw Garnett as someone that can mentor their young core, and Karl-Anthony Towns, who was the 1st overall pick by the team in the 2015 NBA Draft, has something special that he wants to learn about from Garnett.
“The biggest thing that I want to really take away from Kevin Garnett, is learn how to be a champion,” Towns said on an interview with the Boomer & Carton show. “He has a ring. I want to get a ring also, in my career. Possibly multiple. I want to do that and I want to actually bring that to Minnesota first.”
Towns is already on record for saying that once the Timberwolves get all the pieces together, they can be one of the best teams in the Western Conference. He averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game at Kentucky last year.