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Garnett to be reintroduced Tuesday

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Kevin Garnett’s homecoming to the Minnesota Timberwolves will include extra seating for Wednesday’s game at Target Center.

Garnett, acquired by the Timberwolves at the trade deadline from the Brooklyn Nets, will be introduced to media Tuesday afternoon.

The fifth overall pick in the 1995 draft from Chicago’s Farragut Academy, last played for the Timberwolves in 2007.

Now 38, Garnett will take the court with the future of the franchise — 20-year-old Andrew Wiggins and Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine — to an anticipated packed house in Minneapolis. Both players were in diapers way back when Garnett appeared in his first NBA game.

Garnett joined the Boston Celtics in 2007 and was traded to the Nets along with shooting guard Paul Pierce.

The Timberwolves announced Monday afternoon they released all remaining ticket holds, adding 1,000 seats for the home game against the Washington Wizards.

Head coach Flip Saunders said at the trade deadline that Garnett isn’t just in town for a temporary morale boost. The franchise plans to sign Garnett to a contract extension that could be for two seasons. Garnett waived a no-trade clause to return to the Wolves.

Eventually, Garnett has dreams of owning an NBA franchise and could attempt to join the Timberwolves in an ownership capacity. In his 20 NBA seasons, Garnett has earned $327 million in salary according to Business Insider.