By , Nunzio Ingrassia
Published May 17, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they solidified their shaky interior defense when they signed veteran big man Andrew Bogut earlier in the season. But the oft-injured veteran played just one minute with the team before suffering a fractured left tibia, ending his season.
On Tuesday, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue revealed thatthe team had reached out to Kevin Garnett, who was working as a consultant with the Clippers and Bucks after retiring last season, when Bogut went down.
The 40-year-old Garnett, who is currently working for TNT, wrapped up his 21-year career in 2016, primarily mentoring Karl-Anthony Towns in his final season with the Timberwolves. Fifteen-time All-Star Garnett was one of the best defenders in the league early in his career, and was known for being a vocal leader.