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Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in advanced discussions on a contract settlement that is expected to end his second stint with the team, according to league sources. Air Max 90 Sale Red .The belief in Minneapolis, sources told, is that Garnett, at age 40, will opt for retirement after 21 seasons in the NBA.But the strongest signals Wednesday night pointed to Garnett and his representatives securing a settlement with the Wolves that will lead to his departure from the organization with one season and $8 million left on his current contract.Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he hasnt talked to Garnett for weeks.I have not talked with him at all, Taylor told the newspaper. We have to decide, in the next couple weeks, if hes going to play or not play. Im waiting for him. I sent him a message, told him, I need you to make a decision. I just havent heard from him.Drafted by the Wolves straight out of high school in 1995, Garnett was the face of the franchise for 12 seasons until his July 2007 trade to the Boston Celtics. He won a championship in his first season with the Celtics, moved to the Brooklyn Nets via trade in June 2013, then returned to Minnesota in February 2015, when then-Wolves coach Flip Saunders convinced Garnett to waive his no-trade clause to clinch the storybook reunion.Garnett agreed to come back to the Wolves, sources say, in part because he hoped to join Saunders in eventually buying the franchise from Taylor, the longtime owner. But Garnett lost his strongest ally in the organization when Saunders died just before the start of last season, only three months after it was announced Saunders had been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.Plagued by knee trouble, Garnett appeared in only 43 games over a season and a half in his second tour with the Wolves. But last season, he was an influential mentor to the Wolves young players, particularly prized big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who won NBA Rookie of the Year honors.Garnett is a 15-time All-Star who won league MVP honors in 2004 before leading the Saunders-coached Wolves to the Western Conference finals that season in what stands as the most successful campaign in franchise history.The 6-foot-11 power forward was the fifth overall pick in the 1995 draft, launching a new era of stars who went directly from high school to the NBA. He has averaged 17.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 blocks for his career. Wholesale Black Air Max Store . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. Sale Youth Air Max . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca. .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. DETROIT -- Brian Dozier reached a personal milestone amid another Minnesota loss.Hes having a hard time separating those contradictory feelings.Im sure when the season is over, it will mean a lot more, but I just wish this was happening in (first-place) Clevelands position or Detroits position, where we were making a run, Dozier said. Were still looking at losing 100 games. ... That takes something away from this.Dozier hit his 40th home run of the season, but the Twins lost 4-2 to the Tigers on Monday night. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera homered for Detroit.Dozier is the second Minnesota player to reach 40 home runs in a season. Harmon Killebrew was the other. He did it most recently in 1970.The Tigers scored two runs in the seventh on close plays at the plate.With Detroit down 2-1, Andrew Romine walked and Jose Iglesias hit a double to the corner in left field. Romine was waved around, and he made it home right as the relay was arriving. Catcher Kurt Suzuki had to move to his left to catch the throw, and he lunged back as Romine stretched his left leg toward the plate.He was called safe, and the run stood after a review. Iglesias moved up to third on the play at home.For me, that was the most important play of the whole thing, Iglesias said. Read the ball and get to third base on that.Kinsler flied out to center, Iglesias tagged up, and Suzuki had to reach to his right this time to receive Byron Buxtons throw home. Iglesias reached his left arm toward the plate and scored to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead.Shane Greene (4-4) got the win in relief, and Bruce Rondon worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eeighth. Nike Air Max Clearance Online. Cabreras homer in the bottom of the eighth gave Detroit an insurance run.Francisco Rodriguez walked two in the ninth but held on for his 41st save in 45 chances.Alex Wimmers (1-2) took the loss.Daniel Norris struck out a career-high 11 in 6 1/3 innings for the Tigers. Kinsler led off the bottom of the first with his 26th homer of the season, but solo shots by Dozier and Suzuki gave the Twins a 2-1 lead.Cabreras home run was his 32nd of the year.Ervin Santana allowed one run and three hits in five innings for the Twins. He was lifted after throwing 95 pitches.I felt great, but I was at 95 pitches so if anyone gets on, Im out of the game, Santana said. It made more sense to start the inning with a fresh arm.SLUGGERMore on Dozier: He extended his hitting streak to 16 games, and he now has 33 home runs in his last 76 games.QUALITY STARTNorris allowed two runs and five hits, throwing a season-high 106 pitches. This equaled his longest start of 2016, innings-wise. He also went 6 1/3 against the Twins on Aug. 25.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 3B Miguel Sano left the game in the seventh with lower back tightness.Tigers: LF Justin Upton came out at the beginning of the fourth with a left calf strain.UP NEXTTwins: Minnesota sends RHP Kyle Gibson (5-9) to the mound Tuesday night in the second game of this four-game series.Tigers: LHP Matt Boyd (5-3) starts for Detroit. He won his previous two starts against Minnesota this season.---Follow Noah Trister at Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '