Garnett is ready for his 11th season.
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He hasn't averaged less than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game since 1997-98. He hasn't missed more than one game in a season since 1998-99 and has only missed more than five once in his 10 years in the league. He is an eight-time All-Star. He has been named All-NBA seven times, including three times to the first team. He has been on the All-Defensive First Team for the last six seasons. He was the 2003-04 MVP.

Kevin Garnett has accomplished a tremendous amount in his career, but his legacy will always be tied to making the jump. In 1995, Garnett was the first player in 20 years to declare himself eligible for the NBA draft straight out of high-school. He was selected with the No. 5 pick by the Timberwolves. Since then, 36 other players have been drafted out of high-school, including such stars as Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O'Neal, Tracy McGrady and LeBron James.

Garnett is an innovator on the court as well. He has a unique skillset for a seven-footer. He has a tremendous post-game and is the reigning NBA rebounding champ, but he can also make you pay if you don't guard him outside. He has excellent passing skills for a big man (at least 5.0 assists per game in each of the last six seasons) and he is a lock-down defender. There is nothing in the game of basketball that he can't do.

Garnett is also one of the most competitive players in the league. The fact that he hasn't missed a game over the last three seasons despite the pounding he takes down low on a daily basis should tell you that. No one in the NBA is more intense when they step on the floor than KG.

All this and more makes Kevin Garnett our HANNspree Innovative Player of the Month for November.

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Garnett was the 2003 All-Star MVP.
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Garnett is a true NBA innovator.
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