HoopsHype Kevin Garnett rumors

January 25, 2014 Updates

That's why Perkins is a big believer that when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return to the TD Garden on Sunday for the first time since being traded to Brooklyn, it will be an emotional time for both players. Especially Pierce who spent his entire NBA career with Boston until the blockbuster trade this summer sent him and Garnett along with Jason Terry, to the Nets. "I expect it to be crazy," said Perkins. "I expect them to get a pretty good welcome back which is well deserved, I think." CSNNE.com

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It was a different story last Jan. 7, when Anthony tried to confront Garnett after a Knicks-Celtics game at the Garden. Anthony became incensed when Garnett made an obscene remark oncourt about his wife, La La Vazquez, related to Honey Nut Cheerios. Monday will mark Garnett’s first appearance at the Garden in a Nets uniform. “I don’t have no problem with him,’’ Anthony said. “He don’t have no problem with me. We talk. We laugh. We joke. I see him out and abouts. No problems.’’ New York Post

There’s little doubt two of Rondo’s old teammates in Boston, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, were watching with interest after returning to New York on Friday following the Nets’ emphatic 127-110 win over the Hawks Thursday in London. “It’s always good to see your little brother, man,” Garnett said before Thursday’s game. “I worry about his health. I know he wants to play. I know he wants to help that team. I try to keep an eye out for the young boys [in Boston], just to see how they’re doing. “I know he’s eager to play, and I know he’s eager to get back out. My only concern is always health-wise. Rondo knows his body, he knows himself. I’m just glad he’s still able to fulfill his dream and play the game that he loves. Anytime, that’s first and foremost. Everything else is secondary.” New York Post

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While four games is small sample size, the Nets have been more efficient on both ends of the floor — 10 points better per 100 possessions than their overall season numbers. Garnett is starting to find his place in the offense, Teletovic is shooting 46.9% on threes since Dec. 25 and Johnson's rough patch of five consecutive games in single digits appears over after consecutive games of 23 and 27 points. After a difficult start, which included injuries and poor play combined with a new players learning how play together and the Lawrence Frank debacle, the Nets have made small strides. Four games ago, the Nets were headed in a bad direction. They way they were playing, 10-25 was a more realistic possibility than 14-21. USA Today Sports

Shaun Livingston appears to have learned from filling in for Williams earlier this season, playing his second straight strong game in the Williams’ absence. And while Williams sat out Monday and got a cortisone shot and platelet-rich plasma injections in both ankles Tuesday, Brooklyn’s team doctor doesn’t expect him to need surgery or miss much time. “I can’t divulge a ton, obviously, but what I can say about Deron is that he’s a worker. And I just think — as with our other player, Brook Lopez — has just suffered a little bit of bad luck in regard to his ankles,’’ Dr. Riley Williams said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “What I can say is that I don’t think there’s anything going on with him that’s a serious issue over the long-term, and the guy wants to play. New York Post

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Garnett also is struggling in what has turned into a frustrating season for him and disappointing one for the 11-21 Nets, who assembled this high-priced roster to compete for a title. They're not even a playoff team a third of the way into season. Garnett is having the worst shooting season at 36.4% — compared to 49.7% for his career, and he opened up about his frustration on New Year's Day. "Obviously, the most frustrating thing about me is I could see if I wasn't hitting shots and I wasn't in here working or taking days off," Garnett told news reporters. "I put time into my craft for it to come out, but then that's rhythm on offense. And I don't have that right now. I'm not (expletive) about it, nor am I complaining. I'm just trying to adjust to it." USA Today Sports

January 2, 2014 Updates

Garnett's game has been way off, his trusty pull-up shot betraying him at the tender age of 37, and he was vigorously practicing his form. Engulfed in what he views as the most frustrating season of his career, Garnett admitted he has little offensive flow at the moment and his mojo is gone. "The most frustrating thing about me is I could see if I wasn't hitting shots and I wasn't in here working or taking ---- days off," Garnett said Wednesday before the Nets flew to Oklahoma City to meet the Thunder tonight. "I put time into my craft for it to come out, but then that's rhythm on offense. And I don't have that right now." Newsday

January 1, 2014 Updates

Stefan Bondy: KG: "The most frustrating thing about me is I could see if wasn’t hitting shots and I wasn’t in here working or taking fucking days off. But I put time into my craft for it to come out. But then that’s rhythm on offense. And I don’t have that right now.” Twitter @NYDNInterNets

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