Thursday February 19th, 2015

In one of the most surprising moves of yesterday's NBA Trade Deadline, Kevin Garnett was shipped from Brooklyn to Minnesota in exchange for Thaddeus Young. Garnett spent the first 12 years of his career in Minnesota and remains the franchise's most celebrated player. As the KG 2.0 era begins in the Twin Cities, here's a look back at KG's first tenure with the team.

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Kevin Garnett (1995) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett (1995) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett and David Stern (1995) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett and David Stern (1995) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images

Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images
Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images

Isaiah Rider and Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images
Isaiah Rider and Kevin Garnett (1996) :: Getty Images

Shawn Kemp and Kevin Garnett (1997) :: Getty Images
Shawn Kemp and Kevin Garnett (1997) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton and Kobe Bryant (1998) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton and Kobe Bryant (1998) :: Getty Images

Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett (1998) :: Getty Images
Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett (1998) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett and friends (1999) :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Kevin Garnett and friends (1999) :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Joe Smith, Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett (1999) :: AP
Joe Smith, Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett (1999) :: AP

Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan (2000) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan (2000) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett (2000) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett (2000) :: Getty Images

Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith, Terrell Brandon, Radoslav Nesterovic and Kevin Garnett (2002) :: Getty Images
Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith, Terrell Brandon, Radoslav Nesterovic and Kevin Garnett (2002) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett and Ernie Johnson (2003) :: Getty Images
Kevin Garnett and Ernie Johnson (2003) :: Getty Images

Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell (2003) :: AP
Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell (2003) :: AP

Kevin Garnett and David Stern (2004) :: John Biever/SI
Kevin Garnett and David Stern (2004) :: John Biever/SI

Randy Foye, Kevin Garnett, Ricky Davis  and Mike James (2006) :: Getty Images
Randy Foye, Kevin Garnett, Ricky Davis and Mike James (2006) :: Getty Images

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