Kevin Garnett Timberwolves vs Heat

Garnett is expected to retire according to a report (Getty)

Power forward Kevin Garnett, the greatest player in the history of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise, will not be returning to the team for the 2016-17 season. Friday afternoon the franchise announced that Garnett has played his final game in the NBA, with the “Big Ticket” releasing his own statement via Instagram.

“It has been a real joy to watch KG come into the league as a young man and watch him develop his skills to become one of the very best in the NBA,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in the release. “I have treasured the opportunity to see him grow as a leader. I wish him continued success in the next chapter of his life. His Minnesota fans will always cherish the memories he has provided.”

Here’s what you need to know about Garnett’s departure from the franchise, and what he’s accomplished in his professional career.

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