Minnesota F Garnett will not play Monday night

BOSTON (AP) Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett will not play against his former team when the Timberwolves face the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell said the 39-year-old Garnett will rest.

Garnett was a member of Boston's 2008 NBA champions, the first season after he was traded to the Celtics from the Timberwolves.

He has one year left on a two-year contract he signed with Minnesota this summer, but it could have been his final game in Boston.

Garnett joked with former teammate Brian Scalabrine, now a TV analyst for the Celtics, and a few other Boston employees for a while in the hallway when he walked into the building.

Mitchell said Garnett would have the night off with the team being on the second of a back-to-back after a victory in Brooklyn against the Nets Sunday.

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