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Fantasy Update

Apr 17, 2014
Rotoworld
Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Mirza Teletovic, along with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett all appear to be healthy and ready for the playoffs.
Apr 16, 2014
Rotoworld
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.

Garnett will rest against Heat

The Nets will attempt to sweep the regular-season series against Miami without Kevin Garnett. Jason Kidd told reporters at practice in Miami that the plan is to rest Garnett against Miami on Tuesday night, according to the New York Post. Garnett will be available to play at Orlando on Wednesday night. Garnett returned from a 19-game absence due to back spasms on Saturday at Philadelphia. Garnett scored 10 points, making 5-of-6 shots in 13 minutes.
NetsDaily Apr 7, 2014
Kevin Garnett will NOT play against the Heat, will play vs. the Magic

Kevin Garnett will NOT play against the Heat, will play vs. the Magic

As the regular season winds down, Jason Kidd has decided to rest Kevin Garnett on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat, but will play him on Wednesday when the Nets suit up against the Orlando Magic. Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett won't play tomorrow at Miami, but will play at Orlando on Wednesday. Garnett is practicing today in Miami. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 7, 2014 Garnett returned to action on Saturday night against the 76ers, after having missed the 19 previous games with back spasms. Garnett played 13 minutes, scoring 10 points with four rebounds in a win over the...
NetsDaily Apr 6, 2014

Film Study: KG's return

KG back, literally. Kevin Garnett made his return to the floor after missing 19 straight games and played exceptionally well. Garnett played just 13 minutes in Philadelphia and sat the last 21 minutes of the game, but he looked great for a guy who has been out for more than a month. Garnett scored 10 points on four-of-five shooting and grabbed four rebounds. In limited minutes, and his first game back, Garnett exceeded expectations and debunked the theory that he will need several games to get reacquainted with the Nets system. From the onset of the game one could see that KG was ready to...
New York Daily News Apr 6, 2014
Garnett's role looms large as Nets' great unknown

Garnett's role looms large as Nets' great unknown

Kevin Garnett was coy about his timetable for the remaining six games of the season. After surpassing expectations with his 10-point effort on Saturday, Garnett was asked about his strategy going forward as the Nets visit Miami on Tuesday.    
NetsDaily Apr 6, 2014
Ian Eagle thinks Paul Pierce will be back ... but Kevin Garnett could retire

Ian Eagle thinks Paul Pierce will be back ... but Kevin Garnett could retire

Boston's CLNS Radio hosts Larry H. Russell and Dr. Andre Snellings spoke this weekend with Ian Eagle about the NCAA's and other things, but also spoke with him about the future of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Eagle, who's as much a reporter as an announcer, said he can see two different fates for the Hall of Famers. He thinks Pierce will sign a two-year deal with the Nets in the off-season, but suggests Garnett could mull retirement at season's end. Asked by a Boston fan, did he think Pierce and Garnett would be Nets next season, Eagle replied... If you asked me that question six weeks...
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 6, 2014
In Kevin Garnett's return, Nets beat 76ers 105-101

In Kevin Garnett's return, Nets beat 76ers 105-101

37-year-old missed 19 games with back spasms

Garnett 'able to contribute' in return

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett said he felt like a rookie on Saturday night in Philadelphia. “I had to blow the cobwebs off some of the plays,” the 37-year-old veteran, who had missed the last 19 games due to back spasms, told reporters. “I was not nervous, but really anxious to get out there.” The question going in was simple: What Garnett were the Nets getting? The KG that was struggling to become acclimated with his new role and fighting a losing battle with father time in 2013, or the KG that had become their emotional leader and helped turn their season around before...
New York Daily News Apr 5, 2014
KG impressive in long-awaited return as Nets hold off Sixers

KG impressive in long-awaited return as Nets hold off Sixers

The sight of Kevin Garnett draining jumpers in warm-ups shouldn’t be an intriguing development. But since Garnett hadn’t played in more than a month because of back spasms, missing 19 straight games, it was kind of novel.    
New York Post Apr 5, 2014

Kevin Garnett makes triumphant return in easy Nets victory

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Garnett had been away from the Nets for so long that some teammates, and even coach Jason Kidd, joked with him on Saturday, saying he should be...

Rapid Reaction: Nets 105, Sixers 101

Kevin Garnett looked good in his return to the lineup, and the Brooklyn Nets avoided a disastrous collapse, fending off the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-101, on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center. Garnett, who had missed the last 19 games due to back spasms, scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and also recorded an assist, a steal and a block in 13 minutes. Garnett also passed Alex English to move into 14th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
NetsDaily Apr 5, 2014
Kevin Garnett will return to action and start against the 76ers

Kevin Garnett will return to action and start against the 76ers

The Brooklyn Nets announced that Kevin Garnett will return to the lineup on Saturday night when they line up against the Philadelphia 76ers. Garnett has missed the team's last 19 games due to back spasms. Jason Kidd says Kevin Garnett will play tonight. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 5, 2014 Kevin Garnett will "give it a shot" tonight, Jason Kidd said. — Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) April 5, 2014 Garnett will play limited minutes. — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 5, 2014 Kevin Garnett will start. #Nets — Alex Raskin (@alexraskinNYC) April 5, 2014 Welcome back,...
NetsDaily Apr 5, 2014
Nets call Kevin Garnett a game-time decision against the 76ers

Nets call Kevin Garnett a game-time decision against the 76ers

Kevin Garnett has missed 19 straight games due to back spasms, and while his most recent timetable to return was slated for either April 8th or 9th when the team heads to Florida to take on the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic, the Nets are now calling Garnett a "game-time decision" for Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Kevin Garnett is a game-time decision tonight, per the Nets. — Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) April 5, 2014 Brooklyn has gone 14-5 in Garnett's absence since he started missing games with back spasms. Mason Plumlee has started at center for the Nets...
NetsDaily Apr 4, 2014
Jason Kidd 'ecstatic' about Kevin Garnett's progress; Andrei Kirilenko to return vs. Pistons

Jason Kidd 'ecstatic' about Kevin Garnett's progress; Andrei Kirilenko to return vs. Pistons

Jason Kidd told the media at practice that Andrei Kirilenko, who has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury, will return on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons. Andrei Kirilenko will play tonight vs. Detroit. Kevin Garnett is out for the 19th straight game. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014 The Nets are 3-3 without Kirilenko in the lineup since he injured himself against the Dallas Mavericks. Previously, the Nets said that he was targeting a return of "midweek," of this week. Kidd also confirmed that Kevin Garnett will not play against the Pistons, which was...

Starting Five: What to expect from KG?

The Brooklyn Nets have gone 13-5 without Kevin Garnett. But lately, as we’ve written before, they’ve missed him. The Nets are 3-3 in their last six games, giving up 107.7 points per 100 possessions. Garnett’s on-court defensive rating this season is a team-leading 100.6. Why is all of this important? Well, Garnett could return to the lineup on Friday night, when the Nets face the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Garnett has been out with back spasms.
Boston Globe Apr 3, 2014

Danny Ainge is rooting for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he was rooting for his former players.    

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