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Kevin Garnett | Center/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/19/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 253
College: None
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Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) will not travel to Boston for Wednesday's preseason game.
Garnett has been very sick with this stomach virus, but he should be ready for opening night. Still, he's not going to be worth drafting in most leagues after posting 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds last season. Oct 20 - 7:06 PM

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Kevin Garnett (illness) will not play against the Sixers on Monday.

He has a stomach bug and missed Sunday's game against the Celtics. Garnett is expected to start this season, but his minutes won't be much higher than 20 per game. Fantasy owners in most leagues can ignore him unless it's a plug-and-play on a light Thursday night or something.
Oct 20 - 1:26 PM

Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) will not suit up for Sunday's preseason game vs. the Celtics.

Garnett has been dealing with this stomach virus since Friday, but he should be a go for opening night. Head coach Lionel Hollins has stated that he has no plans of resting Garnett in back-to-back sets, and that he sees Garnett getting more than 20 minutes a game. However, after a season in which he averaged just 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, Garnett is merely a late-round flier at best.
Oct 19 - 1:35 PM

Both Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) did not participate in practice on Saturday.

Garnett missed Friday's practice with the same stomach virus so that's obviously something that's lingering. The Nets have only played two preseason games so far. As of right now Johnson should be considered likely to play on Sunday against Boston while Garnett's status is in question.
Oct 18 - 12:11 PM

Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) did not practice on Friday.

He's entering the season with no lingering issues and he should get over his illness in time for the regular season. Garnett's minutes are going to be limited and with Brook Lopez going (foot) down, Mason Plumlee is an interesting name to think about late in drafts.
Oct 17 - 12:30 PM

Coach Lionel Hollins expects Kevin Garnett to get more than 20 minutes per game, and implied he won't sit him in back-to-back sets.

Perhaps Hollins will be able to use Garnett more efficiently than Jason Kidd was able to, but coming off a season in which he averaged just 6.5 points, and 6.6 rebounds, he's just a late-round flier at best in standard leagues.
Oct 5 - 1:30 PM

Kevin Garnett appears to be fired up for the new season after one of the most disappointing years of his career.

"This year, I’m coming in with a little more edge, a little more assertiveness," Garnett said Monday. "Kind of [reverting] back to how I came into this league and what I’ve created for myself. I’m being a lot more aggressive." We still don't know exactly what KG's role will be but if Brook Lopez is healthy, it would make sense for Garnett to start at power forward on most nights.
Sep 29 - 11:21 PM

Kevin Garnett contemplated retirement before returning to the Nets to play out the final year of his contract worth $12 million.

"[The thought of retirement] is always somewhere in there, especially when you come up short for your goal for the year," said Garnett. "I like to come in each year and assess it. I've always said the days when I’m not feeling basketball again, which is absurd, or when I don’t have the motivation to come in here, it’s time to move on. But that’s not the case." Garnett is coming off his worst statistical seasons as a pro, and he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 6:45 PM

Kevin Garnett has been playing 5-on-5 with his Nets teammates and has been impressive after his summer workouts.

He is going to start at power forward next to Brook Lopez and it's unclear how many minutes he'll see. Garnett had his worst season as a pro by a long shot in 2013-14 and the Nets will have to limit his minutes again. Despite this encouraging report, he won't be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 11:52 PM

Lionel Hollins said that Kevin Garnett will start at power forward for the 2014-15 season.

When Hollins was asked about KG starting, the coach responded: "There's nobody in the gym that I'd put in his place." That's nice to hear, but Garnett's days of fantasy relevancy are behind him. Garnett averaged just 6.5 points, and 6.6 rebounds through 20 minutes of action last season, and he's not going to worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 15 - 6:27 PM

The Nets still have not received any indication from Kevin Garnett if he is going to play this season.

He's due $12 million this season and he's expected to return so this is probably just semantics. Regardless, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 15 - 9:06 AM

Lionel Hollins reached out to the entire Nets team, but he did not hear back from Kevin Garnett or Joe Johnson.

"The important ones are the young guys and the new guys that are coming to the team," Hollins said. "I’ve had chances to talk to Brook [Lopez] on multiple occasions and Deron Williams, and so it’s been good." Garnett is still expected to come back with the Nets despite the team losing out on Paul Pierce to the Wizards.
Aug 8 - 9:32 AM

Despite Brooklyn losing Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett reportedly likes the direction that the Nets are going, and is "excited" to suit up for next season.

The 2014-15 NBA season will be Garnett's 20th season in the NBA, and likely his last. There were questions about whether or not Garnett would return after his longtime running mate Paul Pierce elected to sign with the Wizards, but all the reports as of late have Garnett playing out the final year of his contract in which he will earn $12 million. Garnett is a ferocious competitor, but his best years are behind him as he averaged career-lows across the board last season. He is no longer a fantasy option.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 14 - 10:12 AM

There is reportedly a "strong sense" that Kevin Garnett will be back with Brooklyn for the 2014-15 season.

Garnett will make $12 million in the final year of his contract, and he reportedly wants to play. Garnett averaged just 6.5 points, and 6.6 rebounds with the Nets last season, so he's off the fantasy radar.
Jul 13 - 12:51 PM

Nets GM Billy King is confident that Kevin Garnett will return for the 2014-15 season.

KG is slated to earn $12 million in the final year of his contract, which is a compelling reason to delay retirement for one season, and King has expected him to return for weeks. Fantasy owners should avoid the 15-time All-Star given his dwindling role on the court -- he averaged 20.5 minutes in 54 appearances last season, and was a daily candidate for a DNP.
Jun 25 - 1:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Joe Johnson
2Jarrett Jack
3Markel Brown
4Xavier Thames
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee