Kevin Garnett Returns to the Target’s Center

Nov 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (2) reacts during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 95-91. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Hey guys, did you know Kevin Garnett was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves? Did you know he’s coming to town Friday night? The Pioneer Press noticed, too…

Garnett, 37, has posted career-low averages in minutes (22.7), field goal percentage (34), points (6.6) and assists (1.7). Those numbers pale in comparison to his MVP year a decade ago when he played nearly 40 minutes per game for the Wolves in 2003-04, shot just shy of 50 percent from the field and set career highs in points (24.2), rebounds (13.9) and blocks (2.2).

MVP ten years ago. Wow, the Wolves have really sucked rebuilding. Just amazing… I’m not going sentimental. KG is not who he once was — both to me and literally, but y’know, still…

Everyone and their mom is going to be hitting on this “angle” but the spotlight should be shining on the spectacle that is the Brooklyn Nets train wreck, and I’ll write more about their crazy train going off the rails in the preview tomorrow. (But!) It’ll be interesting to see how Flip Saunders’ presence changes his usually cool responses to the predictably homerish questions that come his way every time a Minnesota reporter is able to get one off.

The dysfunction that is the Nets should provide a way for the Wolves to get back on track after a rough week (so far).

And about that week (so far) — did anyone else notice the debut of Trey Burke? 12 minutes, 5 of 8 from the field, finished with 11 points to go with a steal, a rebound, an assist and one made three on two attempts. Don’t look at Shabba Zzz like that.

Looking at the second night of the Friday/Saturday back-to-back, Houston scored 120 points and lost to Dallas Wednesday night. While it won the Rockets the honor of highest scoring team in the league (at 109.7 a night), it also dropped their points allowed ranking to the Clippers’ position of second-worst (105.9).

Also returning: AK47. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

Topics: Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timbewolves, Shabazz Muhammad, Trey Burke

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