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Position
C
 
Jersey
2
Name  Kevin Garnett
Born  5/19/1976
Height  6-11
Weight  253
College  None
6/25/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett is expected to return for another season. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: Garnett (6.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg) would be leaving $12 million on the table if he chose to retire. It's clear KG doesn't have much left in the tank but he can probably make it through at least one more season.
 
4/16/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett won't be in the lineup Wednesday for the regular season finale. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: Garnett barely played in the second half, sitting out 19 games because of back spasms. Mason Plumlee (7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg) and Andray Blatche (11.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg) are both better fantasy options than KG at this point.
 
4/9/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday against the Magic, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.
Insight: KG missed 19 games due to back spasms before returning to play 13 minutes Saturday and then sat out Tuesday. He'll play 15-20 minutes Wednesday and isn't a fantasy option.
 
4/7/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett has already been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup against Miami. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: However, he will play Wednesday versus Orlando. KG scored ten points in 13 minutes Saturday in his return from back spasms. The Nets are trying to avoid playing him in back-to-back games.
 
4/5/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will return to the lineup Saturday, according to the Nets on Twitter.
Insight: Garnett missed the last 19 games. Mason Plumlee started all 19 but averaged just 21.1 minutes per game, which is nearly the same amount that Garnett has played this season.
 
4/4/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett (back spasms) won't be in action Friday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
Insight: This will be his 19th absence in a row. While he's been out, the Nets have used Mason Plumlee at center with Paul Pierce filling in at power forward.
 
3/30/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett (back) is targeting April 8 or 9 for his return to the lineup, according to Rod Boone of Newsday.
Insight: Including Sunday, Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) will miss at least five more games, bringing him to 20 in a row.
 
3/26/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett (back) is still not ready to return to the lineup, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record.
Insight: Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) will miss his 14th straight game. Fantasy owners can move on. Mason Plumlee, Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic will continue to split the center and backup power forward minutes.
 
3/17/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett will miss at least three more games, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) will be reevaluated Saturday after sitting out Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which will make 11 absences in a row. Andray Blatche has averaged 11.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 1.3 spg his last 13 games.
 
3/17/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Brooklyn big man Kevin Garnett will not play Monday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Back spasms have cost Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) nine games in a row. The 21 mpg he's logging this season is a career-low. Consider him day-to-day.
 
3/16/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Head coach Jason Kidd considers Kevin Garnett questionable for Brooklyn's next game Monday against the Suns. SOURCE: Tim Bontemps, New York Post
Insight: Back spasms have cost Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) eight games in a row. The 21 mpg he's logging this season is a career-low. Garnett's return would push rookie Mason Plumlee (6.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg) back to the bench.
 
3/12/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett is expected to be out until at least Monday. SOURCE: Tim Bontemps, New York Post
Insight: Back spasms have kept Garnett sidelined for the last six games. His absence means more minutes for Andray Blatche (11.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg) and Mason Plumlee (6.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg).
 
3/11/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett was a last minute scratch Monday and has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: It will be the seventh straight game that he's missed with back spasms. Mason Plumlee has been starting in his place, but the biggest beneficiary of Garnett's absence has been Andray Blatche.
 
3/10/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett was a last minute scratch Monday against Toronto. SOURCE: The Record
Insight: This will be the sixth game that he's missed with back spasms. Garnett (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) was replaced in the starting lineup by Mason Plumlee. We'll see if Garnett is ready to go Wednesday against Miami.
 
3/10/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett is back after missing five games with back spasms. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, The Record
Insight: He'll start alongside Paul Pierce, Shaun Livingston, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Garnett's return will probably cut into Andray Blatche's playing time.
 
3/10/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Nets PF/C Kevin Garnett (back spasms) missed Sunday's game and is questionable for Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Garnett's averaging career low numbers (6.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and even when he returns, coach Jason Kidd has said he will not play a lot of minutes. Andray Blatche has averaged 13.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg while Garnett has been sidelined.
 
3/9/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Nets PF/C Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will miss yet another game Sunday, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.
Insight: It's his fifth straight game out of the lineup. Mason Plumlee has started in his place the last four games, but Andray Blatche has benefited more from Garnett's absence with averages of 24.5 minutes, 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks during the last four.
 
3/6/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Nets PF/C Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will not play Friday, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast Sportsnet New England.
Insight: Garnett will miss his fourth straight game. Mason Plumlee has started in his place the last three games, but Andray Blatche is usually the guy to have when KG is out of the lineup.
 
3/5/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Nets PF/C Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will not play Wednesday, according to Rod Boone of Newsday.
Insight: Garnett will miss his third straight game. Mason Plumlee started in his place the last two, but Andray Blatche benefited the most with 29 mpg, 15 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and 3.0 spg.
 
3/4/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Nets PF/C Kevin Garnett (back spasms) did not practice Tuesday and is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Garnett has missed the last two games. Mason Plumlee started in his place in both, but Andray Blatche benefited the most with 29 mpg, 15 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 3.0 spg.
 

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