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NBA tidbits on Kevin Garnett's milestones, debut of Karl-Anthony Towns

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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Perusing the "NBA News," a weekly newsletter straight from NBA.com/stats, yielded a few interesting nuggets of information about Kevin Garnett, the elder statesman of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his rookie teammate Karl Anthony-Towns entering the 2015-16 season.

  • Garnett will match all-time leaders Robert Parish and Kevin Willis when he begins playing his 21st NBA season.
  • He'll also break a tie with Willis for most career NBA games played and will only trail Parish, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Stockton and Karl Malone.
  • KG is only 138 minutes shy of reaching 50,000 minutes played in his career, joining NBA legends Abdul-Jabbar, Malone, Jason Kidd, and Elvin Hayes.
  • He's already one of just five NBA players to have played 20 NBA seasons alongside Parish, Willis, Abdul-Jabbar and now Kobe Bryant this year.
  • You'll watch history in the making when Karl-Anthony Towns makes his debut with the Timberwolves against fellow rookie D'Angelo Russell and the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time in common draft history (since 1966) that the No. 1 and No. 2 picks of the latest NBA draft will square off in their regular season debuts.