Glen Taylor expects Kevin Garnett to play next season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Garnett at the trade deadline in February.
"I see that he's out working really hard to get his knee into shape," said Garnett. "So I anticipate that he's interested in coming back. I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want to come back."
Garnett was drafted by the Wolves in 1995 and has played nearly 50,000 career minutes.