2003-04 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Candidate: Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Forward * 6-11
Ninth NBA season

Kevin Garnett has been worth the price of admission all by himself this season, as the versatile forward has taken his game to another level. Garnett ranks first in the NBA in rebounds (13.9 rpg), first in double-doubles (68), first in Efficiency Rating (32.94) and third in scoring (24.2 ppg).

On the defensive end, the numbers only begin to tell the story. Garnett's 2.13 blocks per game (10th) and 1.44 steals per game (19th) top the Wolves, but his overall presence on the defensive end is invaluable. Minnesota is on pace to set team-high records for fewest points allowed, lowest opponent field goal percentage, fewest opponent field goals allowed and most defensive rebounds.

Some of KG's achievements this season:
Became the first-ever player to win three consecutive Player of the Month
     honors (December, January, February)
Has already broken three single-season team records; on pace to break
     seven more
Dealt his 3,000th career assist March 21 vs. Denver, becoming just the
     17th player in NBA history to amass 13,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and
     3,000 assists
Started his sixth consecutive All-Star Game
On pace for his fifth straight 20 points/10 rebounds/5 assists season;
     will join Larry Bird as the only two players in NBA history to accomplish
     that feat

Kevin Garnett links
KG MVP wallpaper
NBA.com playerfile
Photo galleries: One | Two | All-Star
Timberwolves Record Watch
17th player to reach 13,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists
KG tops Western Conference All-Star balloting
Player of the Month: December | January | February
Player of the Week: Nov. 24 | Dec. 22 | Jan. 26 | Feb. 2
Feature story: A Leader in All Respects
Oct. 1, 2003: Garnett signs contract extension

Timberwolves Postseason Awards Candidates