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Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will miss Wednesday's game against the Heat.
After a late scratch Monday night, Garnett did not travel with the team to Miami and will miss Wednesday's game. Andray Blatche and Miles Plumlee will see more time against the Heat due to KG's absence and any fantasy owners who were still holding onto the Big Ticket can feel free to cut bait in anything but the deepest of leagues.
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Updating an earlier item, Kevin Garnett (back) will not play on Monday against the Raptors.
This late-breaking note probably won't have too much of an impact on fantasy decisions, but owners looking at Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee can do so with a tad bit more confidence. Plumlee will get the start tonight but hasn't been able to do much in fantasy leagues this season.
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Kevin Garnett (back) and Paul Pierce (shoulder) will play against the Raptors on Monday.
It's a big game for the Nets because they would lose the tiebreaker for the division with the Raptors with a loss at home, so coach Jason Kidd will give Garnett a shot. While KG did have a nice shootaround and made plenty of shots, he's still an extremely risky play and is far from a lock to see 20 minutes tonight.
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Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will not travel with the Nets for Friday's game in Boston.
This marks four consecutive DNPs for Garnett and it's getting harder to buy into coach Jason Kidd's nonchalance about the injury. He remains day-to-day and Mason Plumlee will continue to start at center until he returns to action, and backup Andray Blatche has been very effective in extended minutes over the past week.
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Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will not play vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
This makes three straight DNPs for Garnett, who wasn't able to practice on Tuesday. Jason Kidd continues to say that KG's injury isn't a long-term concern, but Brooklyn will take every precaution and even when he's healthy we expect Garnett to play limited minutes and rest during back-to-back sets. Mason Plumlee has been starting in his absence, while Andray Blatche has thrived in extended minutes off the bench.
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Kevin Garnett (back spasms) did not practice on Tuesday and he'll be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies.
Mason Plumlee has started the past two games at center with KG sidelined, but Andray Blatche has been the guy returning fantasy value with increased minutes off the bench. Garnett's back spasms aren't thought to be very serious but the Nets will take a cautious approach to his health, and it would be surprising if he plays in both of their back-to-back games on March 9/10.
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Kevin Garnett (back) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.
He sat out on Saturday night against the Bucks and coach Jason Kidd has not been shy about saying his Hall of Fame big man will have his minutes cut down the rest of the season. Mason Plumlee is expected to get the start, but Andray Blatche figures to get some extra responsibility coming off his 19-point, 13-board game against the Bucks on Saturday.
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Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will be a game-time decision vs. the Bulls on Monday.
Jason Kidd doesn't think Garnett's back spasms will be a long-term problem, but it might make sense for Brooklyn to rest their veteran until he's close to 100 percent. Mason Plumlee will likely earn another start if KG can't suit up, but Andray Blatche was the guy to own on Saturday and remains the better fantasy option.
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Jason Kidd was not overly concerned when asked about Kevin Garnett's back spasms.
"I don't think it's long-term," said Kidd. "[Saturday] is his rest day, so we'll get him some proper rest and see how he feels [Sunday]." Brooklyn plays its next game vs. Chicago on Monday, so we'll consider Garnett questionable for that matchup, but it seems that Garnett's back spasms are not a major issue.
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Kevin Garnett will sit out Saturday's game due to back spasms.
It's unclear how serious the injury is, and how much the Nets are just inclined to rest him, but either way he'll pick up another DNP. Mason Plumlee will start in his absence and Andray Blatche should also get more playing time off the bench, making both guys worth a look as plug-and-play options.