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Young Wolves warned KG might throw their phones in the toilet

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been warned that life as they know it will change drastically once Kevin Garnett enters the locker room:

“As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Saunders noted.

Whoa.

“He changed their culture,” Saunders said of Garnett’s time with the Boston Celtics. “Doc (Rivers) told me that. They had veteran players and everything else, but when he went in the locker room, the music was cut off and everything.”

Garnett is expected to immediately become Cultural Minister of the Wolves. He’s unofficially in charge of changing the attitude, the habits, the expectations of the young team. The locker room will become something like Father Flanagan’s Boys Town — home for wayward boys — with Garnett starring in the title role.

First player to burst into tears on the bench, a la Glen Davis? My money’s on Anthony Bennett.

Dunk champ Zack Lavine already offered KG his old locker, who declined. The kids – 11 guys are younger than 26 – better fall inline, because KG is going to be around awhile. There’s a new report that Garnett will sign a 2 year extension and form an ownership group with Flip Saunders and make a bid to current owner Glen Taylor.

Man, do I miss KG. I realize the Pierce/KG trade to Brooklyn may go down as one of the greatest heists in league history, but I wish KG was around to mentor Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, James Young and Marcus Smart.

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  • Curt Hays

    Chuck wishes KG was around to mentor the new guys, and I wish he was around to also mentor Danny, Brad, Scal, the reporters, the fans…we all need KG.

  • eddysamson

    I know who KG is and how is but I am not buying the “old grumpy no phones no music” thing at all. KG was right there in the middle of it all for the height of the Celtic’s goofing around with Nate Robinson, Big Baby, Shaq, etc. There’s even a clip of Pierce, Baby, Shaq, KG and some others dancing around to rap while wearing hilarious masks. In the locker room! And thats when they were actual contenders and seriousness was a bit more important than on a rebuilding Twolves team no where near contending.

    • Dave

      Except most of that roster were vets. Sometimes the goofing around did get out of hand though especially with Nate and Baby. Delonte and Von were also head cases, I’m sure through that experience that’s something KG takes into account, especially since these young wolves are all kids compared to him.

      I preferred the following year where they went away from the more loose type players and more of the locker room savvy guys like Keyon and Pietrus. That was our last true hurrah.

  • bill_nair

    I’m extremely jealous Minny’s young guys get to learn from KG.

  • GoKingsGoCeltsGoTigersGoNiners

    I think the greatest heist was when the lakers snagged Pau Gasol from memphis for a $5 foot long.

  • Dave Furbush

    I don’t really do sports anymore.. But I just found out about this, and it’s awesome. Happy for you, Kevin Garnett,,, Your turn, Paul Pierce…

    If/when Paul ends up back in green, I may start watching basketball again.