Coach Sam Mitchell told Sirius XM NBA Radio on Tuesday that Garnett (knee) could be at risk of missing the remainder of the season. "It's a day-to-day, week-to-week thing...I'm not even going to promise that you're going to see him [again this season]."
A bout of right knee soreness has prevented Garnett from playing since Jan. 23, and the cagey veteran hasn't seemed to show much in the way of progress yet, as he hasn't been practicing with the team. The Timberwolves have been evaluating him on a game-by-game basis for the duration of his absence, but now that Garnett has missed the last 15 contests, it appears safe to conclude he's no longer merely "day-to-day." With the team well out of playoff contention in the Western Conference and keen on developing its young players over the final month and a half of the season, there's little incentive for the 39-year-old Garnett to rush back to the court.