AP Sources: Kevin Garnett's 2-year deal with the Timberwolves will be worth $16 million.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 9, 2015
Dollar-for-pound, this honestly probably isn't a great deal. $8 million per for a 39-year-old who will only play 20 minutes a night - albeit 20 really good minutes - isn't going to win any market efficiency awards.
But you know what? It's fine. The cap came in $3 million over projections, and in the new-look free agency market, $8 million is not the sum our gut reaction says it is. This is basically Kyle Singler money.
In the grand scheme of things, it's not really worth kvetching about at this point. Garnett can still rebound. He can still defend. He'll have a massive influence on Karl-Anthony Towns, who is very much the same type of player. If Garnett is the key to unlocking KAT's full potential, then that will be money well spent in 3-4 years, in my book. And given our power forward situation, even his 20 minutes are going to be pretty important, for better or worse.
We love KG. We should be able to live with this without much problem.