Friday, October 16, 2009

No. 5 Keven Garnet

No. 5
Pos PF
Ht 6-11
Wt 253
Age 33
Exp 14
College None
2009 Salary $24,750,000

Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) an American professional basketball player who currently plays at the power forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After having a successful high school basketball career at Farragut Career Academy, he decided to forgo college and entered NBA Draft. He was selected with the 5th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.
Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves leading them to eight-consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, Garnett led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2003-04 season. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won a Gold medal as a member of the USA men's national basketball team. Since his second season in the league, Garnett has been named to every All-Star Game, which includes winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003. He was awarded the regular season's NBA Defensive Player of the Year in the 2007-08 season and has been a nine-time member of the All-NBA Teams selection and a ten-time member of the All-Defensive Teams selection.
After spending twelve seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics, where he won his first NBA championship and helped them win their seventeenth title. Garnett currently holds several all-time Timberwolves franchise records and is also the all-time leader in NBA seasons played with averages of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game.


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