Wolves asked him if he’d like to wear No. 21 for them, he quickly
turned the offer down and opted for No. 7. Celtics newcomer forward
Kevin Garnett, a 10-time NBA All-Star, wore No. 21 in Minnesota.
Buckner thought it would be insulting to wear Garnett’s old number in
Howard has told management he is comfortable being dealt to. While
Howard hasn’t demanded a trade, he has told the Wolves he would prefer
to play for a potential winner. But unless the 13-year veteran is
waived, which is doubtful, he probably won’t end up a Celtic because a
trade is unlikely because of his $6.8 million salary.