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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.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 9 Days
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.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 10 Days
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.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 13 Days
Kevin Garnett returned from a night off for rest, but played just 14 minutes for six points and seven rebounds in an ugly loss to the Blazers.
In nine February games, KG has hit double digits in scoring twice (12, 10) and rebounds once (10). He played 20 minutes or more in just four of those, and is simply a shell of his former self. If you're still hanging on in hopes of eventually seeing vintage Garnett, you're probably wasting your time. Hit the waiver wire and grab someone under the age of 30.
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Kevin Garnett (rest), Shaun Livingston (tailbone) and Marcus Thornton (illness) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday night.
The Nets are on the second half of a back-to-back set tonight and will rest Garnett. Earlier this week, coach Jason Kidd said he's not going to increase Garnett's minutes, which means there's little reason to own him in most fantasy formats. Andray Blatche figures to have the best chance for increased production while Mason Plumlee and Jason Collins could help out.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 18 Days
Coach Jason Kidd said on Friday he will not increase Kevin Garnett's minutes or workload in the season or even in the playoffs.
KG is sitting at 21.3 minutes per game on the year and he's played just 19.0 in February with a DNP mixed in there for rest. His value is trending down and is not worth owning in most leagues.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 26 Days
Kevin Garnett played 25 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with four points, seven boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
It was a little surprising to see KG in the lineup after coach Jason Kidd said "we'll see" following Wednesday's game about his big man's status. Changing gears, one aspect of his game which hasn't been talked about much is his lack of free throws, shooting just two over his last 15 games. He's not really worth owning in most leagues.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 26 Days
Kevin Garnett will start at center vs. the Bulls in the second game of Brooklyn's back-to-back set on Thursday.
KG only played 15 minutes on Wednesday and the looming All-Star break may have prompted coach Jason Kidd to deploy his veteran big man. His availability puts a slight damper on the outlooks of Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee, neither of whom stand out as reliable options in limited bench minutes.