HoopsHype Kevin Garnett rumors

March 29, 2014 Updates

Kevin Garnett missed his 15th straight game because of back spasms, and Jason Kidd wouldn't provide a timeline for his return. In fact, Kidd said prior to the tipoff against the Cavs that Garnett doesn't have to play again in the regular season to start the playoffs in shape or in rhythm. Why? "He’s played this game. It doesn’t change. If he gets to play before the playoffs, that’ll be great. If he gets to practice before the playoffs, that’ll be great. And if he had no practice or no games, for him being on the floor (in the playoffs) would help us dramatically. So however you look at it, him playing with us will help us. And game shape? He plays at a high level so he’s going to get tired no matter what." New York Daily News

March 28, 2014 Updates

Kevin Garnett will miss his 15th straight game because of back spasms, and the Brooklyn Nets also will be without Andrei Kirilenko against Cleveland on Friday night. Kirilenko will sit out a third consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. The reserve forward missed 26 games earlier this season with back spasms, an injury that has now kept Garnett sidelined for about a month. USA Today Sports

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Kevin Garnett has been scratched from Brooklyn's lineup for its game against the Toronto Raptors. Garnett was expected to start after missing the previous five games due to back spasms. Instead, rookie center Mason Plumlee was on the floor for the start of Monday night's game. The 37-year-old Garnett is averaging 6.7 points in 49 games this season. USA Today Sports

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Kevin Garnett will sit out a third straight game because of back spasms when the Brooklyn Nets host Memphis on Wednesday night. Garnett hasn't played since last Thursday at Denver. The Nets listed him as a game-time decision on Tuesday, but ruled him out Wednesday morning. USA Today Sports

“We’ve had a culture that has been a little different. It has been a great culture of winning, which is very important, and these kind of things have happened. We had a head coach that lived in a different city and would take different planes to different cities. We’ve had KG, who I think Rondo has learned more from as a leader and a pro than any other player. KG didn’t sit on the bench when he didn’t play, and Rondo has been doing that for every game, except that Sacramento game and Milwaukee game – which we held him back." CBS Local

March 3, 2014 Updates

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will miss his second straight game due to back spasms Monday night against the Chicago Bulls. Mason Plumlee will once again start in Garnett's place. "We're just taking it one day at a time. We'll see how he feels tomorrow," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "I think he feels better today. I think we play (four) games this week, so we'll just take it one at a time." ESPN.com

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With the Magic in the midst of a long rebuilding process, Davis’ presence was blocking playing time for second-year big men Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn, leading to the buyout of the final year-plus of his contract. He’s expected to make a decision on his new home before he clears waivers and becomes a free agent Monday, and Garnett has done his best to try and convince Davis to join forces with him in Brooklyn. “A pitch, that’s what you’d call it?” Garnett asked. “I think Big Baby can help us and obviously I voiced my opinion on that. “I guess Baby’s a hot commodity right now,” Garnett added with a smile. “I do think he can help us. I think his basketball IQ fits into what we do here. He’s a talker. He communicates. He understands championship basketball. So yeah, he can help us.” New York Post

February 21, 2014 Updates

Sources say Rivers and Nets forward Kevin Garnett are going head-to-head in a recruiting battle to try to convince Davis to join their respective teams. The trio, of course, were all on the same side when the Rivers-coached Boston Celtics won the NBA title in 2008. ESPN.com

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