Tuesday , Apr , 03 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Is Garnett wrapping up his final season with the Timberwolves?

(Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett needs help if he is going to win anything in
Minnesota. The All-Star forward is still one of the best players in the
league, and there is a good chance that he could be playing for a new
franchise next season.

It looks like Minnesota (31-42) will miss the postseason for the third
straight year. The Timberwolves are five games behind the Los Angeles
Clippers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Minnesota will play six of its final nine games at home. The Timberwolves will
host the Cavaliers, New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Toronto, Dallas, San Antonio
and Memphis. Their final road contests are against New York, Golden State and

The 30-year-old Garnett leads the Timberwolves in scoring
(22.8 ppg) and rebounding (12.9 rpg). He has scored in double-
digits in all 72 games he has played this season. Garnett, who is playing
in his 12th season in the league, is averaging 21.3 points and 14.7 rebounds
in his last 10 outings.

Garnett, who led Minnesota to the 2003-04 Western Conference finals, may be
playing his final games in a Timberwolves’ uniform. The franchise may
look to rebuild during the offseason, which would mean trading Garnett for
younger players and draft picks. Going their separate ways may be the best
thing for all parties involved.

The Cavaliers wrap up a five-game road trip when they visit the Timberwolves
on Tuesday at the Target Center. It is the second and final time the
Timberwolves and Cavaliers will meet this season. On November 17th, LeBron
James poured in 37 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out six
assists to lead Cleveland past Minnesota, 92-76, at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland has lost five of its last seven at Minnesota. However, the Cavaliers
have won two in a row in the series.

Minnesota tries to pick up its second straight win. Ricky Davis poured in a
season-high 36 points and hit a three-pointer with 11.5 seconds left in
overtime to give the Timberwolves a 105-104 win over the Orlando Magic on
Sunday at Amway Arena.

Davis, who shot 13-of-21 from the floor, scored the Timberwolves’ final 13
points of the game, including all seven in overtime. Garnett finished
with 22 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for Minnesota, which halted a
three-game skid.

The Timberwolves are 20-15 as the host this season. They will visit the
Knicks on Friday at Madison Square Garden.