In case you haven’t heard, the Brooklyn Nets are not playing well. The team with the gazillion dollar payroll is 2-6 with losses to Sacramento, Washington and Orlando.
And Kevin Garnett isn’t helping. He’s averaging 6 ppg on 30% shooting:
The rebounding numbers (6.9 in 22 mpg, 15.0 RP48)) are really good. Other than that, the numbers are ugly.
Here’s a blurb from the Nets Daily blog:
When we had our roundtable at the beginning of he season, I thought Kevin Garnett would be the player that would be the most important to the Nets success. I figured his defensive acumen in addition to his great jump shooting would serve as a major improvement over Reggie Evans. However, Garnett has been awful for the Nets in the early going, as his jump shot has been nonexistent and he hasn’t improved the team’s defense at all.
Kevin Garnett and awful. You don’t usually see those words in the same sentence unless it’s a reference to his language.
Speaking of language, KG gave rookie Mason Plumlee and earful on the bench:
Now that’s value that doesn’t show up in the stat sheet.