Jul 18, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Kevin Garnett smiles during a press conference to introduce him as the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Kevin Garnett Probably Won't Play in Back-to-Backs Next Season


According to the New York Daily News, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd (wow that felt weird) told reporters that Kevin Garnett “probably” won’t play in any back-to-backs this season.

The Nets are scheduled for 20 back-to-back sets, so if you do the math…that comes out to about 10 games that Garnett will miss, “probably”.

Here is the exact quote:

“When you look at KG, probably no back-to-backs, but those are just topics right now that are being thrown around,”

Last season with the Boston Celtics, Garnett averaged 29.7 minutes. He hasn’t averaged more than 32.8 minutes a game since the 2006-07 season, his final season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

This could come as a blessing for Garnett, as it did last season — for the most part — with Tim Duncan. Duncan missed 13 games, but did average the most minutes per game (30.1) since his 2009-10 campaign. He also had his most productive season since 2009-10, averaging 17.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Oh, yeah, and he also had that amazing postseason run, leading his San Antonio Spurs to Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Not saying that Garnett is going to have a career year, but cutting his availability in back-to-backs will give him the ability to be fresher come playoff time. If Kidd opts to stick to this strategy, Garnett should be KEVIN GARNETT come playoff time.

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