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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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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

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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

The Nets are quietly optimistic that Kevin Garnett will be back next season.

It's more about KG helping the case to re-sign Paul Pierce because he certainly won't be worth the $12 million he's due based on pure statistical production. Garnett played just 20.8 minutes per game in the postseason, so it's not like the Nets were resting him much like the Spurs did with Tim Duncan. He's not a fantasy option in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 23 - 1:14 PM

Kevin Garnett recently sold his Concord, Massachusetts home for $3.6 million.

He bought the house for $4.6 million back in 2007, so he took a bit of a loss here. If he doesn't retire, Garnett will certainly make that loss up with the $12 million on his contract for the upcoming season. He's not exactly a hot property in fantasy anymore.
Source: LA Times
Jun 19 - 7:22 PM

Kevin Garnett has still been in contact with the Nets and the team believes he will be back next season, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

This confirms two other previous reports of KG coming back next season. If he does come back to collect his $12 million on the last year of his deal, the Nets will likely manage his minutes in a big way yet again. He'll do more harm than good to fantasy teams next year.
Jun 14 - 7:30 PM

General manager Billy King said he's planning on Kevin Garnett being on the Nets next season.

"Until he tells me otherwise, he’s under contract," King said. If the Nets are lucky, Garnett may just retire. He's owed $12 million for next season and was a shell of himself last season. Things aren't likely to get much better next year. He's off the fantasy radar in standard formats.
Jun 13 - 10:45 AM

The New York Post reports that "all indications" have been Kevin Garnett will be back with the Nets for the 2014-15 season.

After a massive drop in production this season, it's hard to imagine how the Nets would even use KG next season. Garnett played 36 minutes per game prior to last season, but was at just 20.5 in 2013-14. He's owed $12 million next season, so KG also has to at least try to play next season and finish off his contract.
May 22 - 7:19 PM

Kevin Garnett scored two points in Game 5's 96-94 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, adding eight boards and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

He played 25 minutes in Game 4 on Monday and looked gassed towards the end of the contest. Garnett scored just 4.8 points per game in this series and what was obviously the worst postseason of his career. KG played just 21 minutes per night in his 12 postseason games this year, which shattered his previous career low of 33 minutes from 2009-10. He's been playing since 1995 and there's at least a chance tonight's loss was the last of his career.
May 14 - 10:00 PM

Kevin Garnett admitted he's not happy with his play following Thursday's loss to the Heat.

"I’m not happy with my play right now. I’m trying to get in a flow and a rhythm," said Garnett. He's made just 2-of-10 from the field against the Heat in the last two games and hasn't even been to the free throw line. Garnett has also allowed his man to get to the rim 5.8 times per game in the playoffs, which ranks second-worst among players logging less than 28 minutes per night. The Nets aren't getting what they need out of KG's 19.7 minutes per game and look like they're bound to get swept vs. Miami.
May 9 - 3:16 PM

Kevin Garnett will not play increased minutes in the playoffs, according to head coach Jason Kidd.

Despite being out-rebounded by 22 in Game 2, Garnett will continue playing around 20 minutes per game. KG has been on a minutes restriction all season long and Kidd is committed to sticking to it. Four reserves played more than Garnett's 19 minutes on Tuesday -- Mirza Teletovic, Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko and Alan Anderson. To his credit, Garnett made the most of his playing time with 13 points, four rebounds and one block.
Apr 24 - 4:00 PM

Kevin Garnett missed all four of his shots and failed to score in 15 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

Even if the Nets are going to try to secure the No. 5 seed, playing KG any more regular season minutes seems pointless. Look for him to sit tomorrow.
Apr 15 - 11:32 PM

Kevin Garnett landed hard on his back during Sunday's game but returned to play 19 minutes, finishing with three points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

KG didn't seem to favor his back after the fall, but we'll keep a close eye on his status over the next few days since he's already missed 19 games due to back spasms this season.
Apr 14 - 1:24 AM

Kevin Garnett scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes on Friday against the Hawks.

Garnett's status is probably going to be judged on a game-to-game basis by Jason Kidd and Co., so adding him is risky territory for those deep league owners hunting big man stats.
Apr 11 - 11:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Markel Brown
3Xavier Thames
SF1Joe Johnson
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
5Bojan Bogdanovic
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee