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Garnett continues to deal with a stomach virus and will be held out of Sunday's game against the Celtics, the New York Daily News reports.

Garnett's issue with a stomach virus has lingered longer than most originally thought it would, but even so, it's not a type of illness that should affect him in the long term. His next opportunity to hit the court will be Monday against the 76ers.

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Garnett (illness) missed practice Saturday, ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo reports.

This was his second straight practice missed with a stomach virus, but it's unlikely to affect his status for the regular season.

Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 1 Month

Garnett was unable to practice Friday with a stomach virus, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.

Garnett has stayed injury free this preseason and this absence should hardly scare away potential owners of the aging veteran. He'll likely return to the court in the near future but will be a game-time decision for Sunday's preseason contest against the Celtics.

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Garnett is expecting to average more than 20 minutes per game at the allowance of new coach Lionel Hollins this season, the New York Post reports.

Garnett was under a minutes restriction last year under former coach Jason Kidd and averaged 20.5 minutes per game over 54 contests. The veteran would certainly deserve a bump in value if he were to see more time on the court this season than last. While his abilities as a 38-year-old will still limit his viability to deeper leagues, things are lining up in Garnett's favor after he had the worst statistical season of his career in 2013-14 with averages of 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

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Garnett won't be under the minutes limitation in place during his initial season with the Nets in 2013-14, the Bergen Record reports. "[I'm letting] coach [Lionel Hollins] know that I'm not 18," Garnett said. "If you can, let's be on the same page as far as minutes and stuff like that, just so I have something to give."

Since Hollins was hired in the offseason, he's intimated that he won't be as strict as predecessor Jason Kidd with regard to Garnett's workload, which could be a boon to the big man's prospects, if he can bounce back to the 30 minutes per night he regularly received in Boston. Such a development could provide owners with decent, if not steady, point and rebounds totals, but defensive counting stats could oscillate from game to game. Nevertheless, how Garnett fares on the injury front will more than likely determine his eventual output.

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Garnett will start at power forward this season, according to head coach Lionel Hollins, the New York Post reports.

The Nets aren't very deep at power forward, and starting Garnett will likely be more of a formality than anything else. He played only 21 minutes per game last season and doesn't figure to exceed that average this season, especially given the development of Mason Plumlee, who is coming off of an impressive summer with Team USA. Hollins is notorious for favoring veterans over young players, but Garnett is 38 years old and likely won't hold much fantasy value regardless of whether or not he starts.

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Despite Brooklyn losing Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett reportedly likes the direction that the Nets are going, and is "excited" to suit up for next season.

The 2014-15 NBA season will be Garnett's 20th season in the NBA, and likely his last. There were questions about whether or not Garnett would return after his longtime running mate Paul Pierce elected to sign with the Wizards, but all the reports as of late have Garnett playing out the final year of his contract in which he will earn $12 million. Garnett is a ferocious competitor, but his best year's are behind him as he averaged career-lows across the board last season. He is no longer a fantasy option.

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There is reportedly a "strong sense" that Kevin Garnett will be back with Brooklyn for the 2014-15 season.

Garnett will make $12 million in the final year of his contract, and he reportedly wants to play. Garnett averaged just 6.5 points, and 6.6 rebounds with the Nets last season, so he's off the fantasy radar.

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Nets GM Billy King is confident that Kevin Garnett will return for the 2014-15 season.

KG is slated to earn $12 million in the final year of his contract, which is a compelling reason to delay retirement for one season, and King has expected him to return for weeks. Fantasy owners should avoid the 15-time All-Star given his dwindling role on the court -- he averaged 20.5 minutes in 54 appearances last season, and was a daily candidate for a DNP.

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The Nets are quietly optimistic that Kevin Garnett will be back next season.

It's more about KG helping the case to re-sign Paul Pierce because he certainly won't be worth the $12 million he's due based on pure statistical production. Garnett played just 20.8 minutes per game in the postseason, so it's not like the Nets were resting him much like the Spurs did with Tim Duncan. He's not a fantasy option in standard leagues.