Alex Rodriguez says the right things to the media, but many in Minnesota believe he wants to move the Minnesota Timberwolves to Seattle. That seems to hold a remarkable icon from the Timberwolves past.
Retired Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett spoke to the New York Times’ Sopan Deb this week, addressing the new Minnesota property group.
“I actually think I’ve heard whispers that A-Rod is actually going to bring the Timberwolves to Seattle,” Garnett said. ‘So we’ll see. I don’t know… No one wants the Wolves to leave Minneapolis, but you know, it’s business. I would never want the Timberwolves to leave Minneapolis and Minnesota. I think that team means a lot to that state.”
Garnett, who spent 14 career seasons with the Timberwolves, added that he has not spoken personally with Rodriguez or co-owner Marc Lore. The former NBA MVP was originally on offer to buy the team with his own ownership group, but said in the interview that “that opportunity is over.”
Rodriguez and Lore are now limited partners to the Timberwolves after agreeing a $1.5 billion purchase price from current owner Glen Taylor. They will take full ownership of the team in 2023. Don’t expect this concern to go away anytime soon.