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The Nets and Timberwolves have agreed to a trade that will send?Kevin Garnett to Minnesota in exchange for Thaddeus Young?(Aldridge, Feb. 19).

Garnett, 38, spent his first 12 seasons with Minnesota. He left for Boston in 2007, won an NBA title in 2008, and spent six seasons with the Celtics before joining the Nets in 2013.

Garnett is averaging 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 20.3 minutes this season with the Nets. He's averaged 18.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 35.1 minutes in his 20-year NBA career.

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The Nets host the Nuggets Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on YES and WCBS radio.

Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, Kevin Garnett, Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev are expected to start for the Nets. Brook Lopez is available to play, though coach Lionel Hollins appeared hesitant to use him. Deron Williams is out for the second straight game with a strained right calf.

Tags: kevin garnett, mason plumlee, Nets, sergey karasev, Jerry McGuire
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Recap: After losing Deron Williams to a strained right calf in the second quarter, the Nets lost to the Cavs in Cleveland.


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The Nets announced late Friday night that Kevin Garnett will not travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip.

Garnett, who has missed the last 11 games due to back spasms, will continue his rehab locally as the Nets hit the road. He'll be re-evaluated later next week.

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The Nets (22-25) defeated the San Antonio Spurs (36-14) tonight by a score of 103-89.

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[sny-box] With five key players sitting out for the Spurs, the Nets came out flat but still led by one after the first half.

Tags: alan anderson, Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, gregg popovich, Jason Kidd, joe johnson, kevin garnett, manu ginobli, NBA, Nets, nets, nets spurs, spurs, tim duncan, tony parker, western conference
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The Nets beat the Boston Celtics?to win for the 10th time in their last 11 games. It?certainly?wasn't a pretty game, as the two teams both shot under 40% from the field, but it also wasn't your typical January matchup.

For the first time in his career, Paul Pierce played against the only franchise he'd ever known since coming into the league in 1998. He and Kevin Garnett were teammates in Celtics green for six seasons, but they were visitors at the TD Garden on Sunday.

The atmosphere was electric all night long, with thunderous cheers and classy first-quarter video tributes for the two future Hall of Fame Celtic legends.

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The Nets (20-22) defeated the Boston Celtics (15-31) tonight by a score of 85-79.

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[sny-box] Emotions were running high at the start of the contest with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett?s return to TD Garden. But the play on the court from both sides certainly did not live up to the hype.

Tags: andray blatche, boston, boton celtics, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, keving garnett, Nets, nets, paul pierce, pierce garnett return, td garden
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Since the ball dropped and the calendar turned to January, it's seemingly been new year, new Nets. From the incredible win in Oklahoma City to the double-overtime win against the Heat, the Nets have looked like a completely different team in 2014, and they've got a league-best 8-1 record to show for it.

No player has looked more revitalized than Kevin Garnett. After Brook Lopez went down, a lot has been asked of the Nets' big men, and Brooklyn really needed KG to be KG. The man they call the Big Ticket has stepped his game up big time in 2014.

The numbers tell quite a story.

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The Nets won their fourth straight game in impressive fashion, snapping the Warriors' 10-game winning streak on the heels of a clutch fourth quarter.

The Nets are 4-0 to start 2014, and over?the course of this win streak, they've gotten contributions from nearly everyone on the team. Late in Wednesday's game, Brooklyn got a big time performance from none other than the Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett.

After the game, Paul Pierce told reporters that it was no coincidence his longtime teammate broke out with a big fourth quarter, as the Nets knew they had a mismatch with Garnett against the smaller Warriors front court, and KG made them pay.

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The Nets (14-21) defeated the Golden State Warriors (24-14) tonight by a score of 102-98.

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[sny-box] This game came right down to the wire and featured eight lead changes and eight ties. The Nets tied the score at the 2:26 mark of the fourth quarter and then relied on strong free-throw shooting late to earn the victory.

Tags: david lee, joe johnson, kevin garnett, Nets, nets, nets warriors, stephen curry, the big ticket, warriors
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In the wake of Brook Lopez's season-ending injury, the Nets' big men need to elevate their game for Brooklyn to weather this perfect storm.

Scoring: D

Since Lopez went down, Kevin Garnett has been installed as the starting center, with Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee backing him up, primarily. KG has struggled offensively in general this season, averaging 6.7 points per game on 37.2% shooting from the field, both career-lows by far. Additionally, in the past two games starting at center, Garnett has really struggled, shooting just 5-of-17 (29.4%) from the field. All in all, Garnett has posted just a 98.7 Offensive Rating (team points per 100 possessions with him on the court) this year, and a 93.5 Offensive Rating over the last two games.

Tags: andray blatche, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, kevin garnett, LIU, mason plumlee, NBA, Nets, nets, Report Card
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The Nets (9-18) lost to the Indiana Pacers (23-5) tonight by a score of 103-86.

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[sny-box] The Nets were able to keep this game close in the first half ? trailing by only six at the break ? despite shooting only 35 percent from the field. But the Pacers took control in the third quarter, outscoring Brooklyn 30-19, en route to an easy victory.

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It looks like Mirza Teletovic may finally get the consistent opportunity to prove why the Nets signed him.

Rather than put their tails between their legs, the Nets have to figure out a way to make up Brook Lopez?s production, now that the team?s starting center will be out for the season. Sure, the Nets have gotten off to a slow start, but the Atlantic Division is very weak, and even without Lopez, Brooklyn still has arguably the best roster if everyone else is healthy and contributing.

Jason Kidd has a few options when it comes to his new starting lineup. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Kevin Garnett are locks, but Kidd can then fill out the lineup in some creative ways, and one way he looks committed to is leaning on the Bosnian sensation.

Tags: andray blatche, brook lopez, brook lopez foot, brook lopez out for season, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, injury, Jason Kidd, kevin garnett, Mirza Teletovic, NBA, Nets, nets, nets starting lineup
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The Nets are unlikely to make a move in the wake of the Brook Lopez injury.

David Alridge tweeted Saturday that the Nets are looking to internal options to soften the blow of losing Lopez for the season, and Sunday, NetsDaily reported similar findings, citing league sources:

[sny-box]The Nets front office isn't shutting off its cell phones, but league sources suggest this isn't the same situation the Nets faced when Lopez broke his foot in 2011 and the Nets quickly traded for?Mehmet Okur.? At that point, the Nets back-up bigs were?Johan Petro,Shelden Williams?and rookie?Jordan Williams, all of whom are now out of the league, as is Okur.[/sny-box]

Tags: brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, injury, kevin garnett, Nets, nets, trade, Brian Erni
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Kevin Garnett will not play tonight against the Sixers.?Jason Kidd will give Garnett a rest.

Joe Johnson is a game time decision due to personal reasons.

Just as Kidd held out Brook Lopez on Monday against a weaker Sixers team (and was rewarded with a blow out win), Kidd will take a similar approach with Garnett. With a four game week on the horizon, which includes two match ups with the Pacers, this seems like a good idea. Expect Mirza Teletovic to get the start at the four.

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The Nets (7-14) defeated the Boston Celtics (10-13) tonight by a score of 104-96.

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[sny-box] The Nets had a comfortable 13-point lead after three quarters but went cold from the field to start the fourth. The Celtics though could not make a serious enough dent into the lead, so when Brooklyn regained its stroke, the game was sealed.

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At least one person thinks Paul Pierce needs to receive more minutes to find his groove: Pierce's former head coach and current Clippers head man Doc Rivers.

Rivers told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck that Pierce isn't done, and he thinks he'd actually benefit from?more?minutes in the Nets' rotations:

[sny-box]"[Paul] can score anywhere. I think he was more uncomfortable with the short minutes that they were [playing him], like they did with Kevin. And that?s not Paul. Paul?doesn?t work under those type of minutes?at least, in my opinion he doesn?t. He?s a guy that needs a rhythm to play. In Kevin?s case, on a 20-minute restriction, of course his numbers are going to be down. So I think at some point, he probably is going to have to play more minutes to improve, so he can get a better rhythm himself."[/sny-box]

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It appears the media email sent to fans this morning about the status of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams was indeed correct, and the hits just keep coming.

The Nets have now officially confirmed that Lopez and Williams will sit out tonight's game with respective ankle injuries, and Paul Pierce is also out for tonight's game with a sore groin that he apparently injured in the second half of last night's game.

As if that weren't a big enough blow, the Nets also announced that Kevin Garnett will sit out tonight's game with an ankle injury of his own, suffered after he collided with Lopez late in the fourth quarter after Lopez had fallen down injured.

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In recent years, the Nets have had a bit of a revolving door at the small forward and power forward spots. They've typically had a strong back court, but often times lacked a front court that was a sufficient compliment. Brook Lopez emerged as an All-Star last season as the Nets got back to the NBA postseason, but the two forward spots were still obvious weak spots that needed to be addressed this offseason. And addressed they were.

A lot of times, filling a need works better in theory than in reality, but for Brooklyn, the reality of filling those holes in the front court manifested in a way few could have dreamed of. Out go Gerard Wallace and Kris Humphries, in come future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Suddenly, the Nets' front court is as good on paper as it's been in a long time, and it goes far beyond the two Boston imports.

The trio of Lopez, Garnett and Pierce will get the majority of the attention, and with a combined 26 All-Star selections, that's no surprise. But the big men coming off the bench are no joke either, as Jim Mancari discussed earlier. Andray Blatche is coming off an outstanding first season in Brooklyn, and he may see a lot more minutes this year as part of a "Twin Towers" package alongside Brook Lopez. The two 7-footers have been a dynamic duo when they've played together, and that hasn't gone unnoticed by the coaching staff.

Tags: andray blatche, Andrei Kirilenko, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, front court, kevin garnett, NBA, Nets, nets, paul pierce
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The Nets (4-1) defeated the Miami Heat (3-2) tonight by a score of 86-62.

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[sny-box]Brooklyn relied on a 12-0 run spanning the first and second quarters to establish a big lead that they never relinquished.

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The rest of the Eastern Conference is improving around the New York Knicks.

The Miami Heat are the defending champs, and well, LeBron James is still on the team. The Indiana Pacers proved they're a tough test for the Knicks in the playoffs. The Brooklyn Nets added Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to play alongside Deron Williams, and the Chicago Bulls will get a healthy Derrick Rose back this year.

So Carmelo Anthony, how will you respond?

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An annual summer series, ESPN released its summer forecast yesterday, projecting where each team would finish in the 2013-14 season.

The top five in the East, according to ESPN, goes as follows: the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.

It's the same teams that finished in top five a season ago, except teams 2-5 are scrambled up. In 2012, the Knicks finished second in the Eastern Conference, followed by the Pacers, Nets and Chicago.

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, andrea bargnani, Andrew Bynum, Anthony Bennett, beno udrih, Brandon Jennings, Brook Lopez, Carlos Boozer, Carmelo Anthony, Danny Granger, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, iman shumpert, j.r. smith, Jason Kidd, jason terry, Jimmy Butler, joe johnson, Josh Smith, Kenyon Martin, kevin garnett, Knicks, Kyrie Irving, Luol Deng, metta world peace, paul pierce, Raymond Felton, tyson chandler, Sam Spiegelman
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In an interview with HoopsWorld.com at the 2013 adidas Nations camp, New York Knicks guard/forward Iman Shumpert discussed an array of topics, ranging from his expectations entering his third year, the team's second-round exit in the playoffs and the hype surrounding the rest of the Eastern Conference.

Coach Mike Woodson wants to see Shumpert improve his offensive game this summer, and that's precisely what the third-year swingman is doing.

Though he left the Knicks Summer League early, Shumpert has made a habit of working on his shooting this offseason. Shumpert is also keeping in shape so he can be an asset on both offense and defense.

Tags: Derrick Rose, iman shumpert, kevin garnett, Knicks, paul pierce, Sam Spiegelman
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The addition of Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace has New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony excited about the upcoming season, but not enough that he can commit to the team long-term.

Anthony, 29, can opt out of his contract following the 2013-14 season. He has been rumored to be a target of the Los Angeles Lakers, where the franchise will look to rebuild and reemerge after the loss of Dwight Howard.

When asked whether the Knicks? offseason transactions have affected his decision to stay with the Knicks beyond next season, Anthony said he could not comment.

Tags: andrea bargnani, Carmelo Anthony, chris bosh, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, j.r. smith, jason terry, kevin garnett, Knicks, LeBron James, metta world peace, paul pierce, Sam Spiegelman
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Let?s rewind a few weeks to NBA Draft night.

I was anxiously awaiting the Brooklyn Nets? pick at No. 22 and hoped they would select a big man to provide depth on the bench, which they did in Mason Plumlee.

The team had a solid core that had just won 49 games, and now just needed a few more pieces to the puzzle to improve on what was ultimately a successful first year in the borough of Kings.

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So the Brooklyn Nets acquired two Hall of Famers to team up with three superstars to form easily one of the best ? if not the best ? starting five in the NBA.

The blockbuster trade sending Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets from the Boston Celtics is official, meaning the Nets starting lineup will feature a combined 35 All-Star appearances and be worth $82 million.

Last season, one of the Nets? strengths was the team?s depth. The team received significant contributions from the ?Bench Mob? including Andray Blatche, C.J. Watson, Keith Bogans and at times Jerry Stackhouse.

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Forget about the "Big Three." The Brooklyn Nets are about to become the "Big Five."

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Boston Celtics' superstar Kevin Garnett has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will come to Brooklyn along with Paul Pierce and Jason Terry as part of a blockbuster trade.

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On Wednesday night, the Nets defeated the Boston Celtics by a final score of 101-93.

The Skinny: The Celtics raced out to the early lead, relying on hot three-point shooting to open an eight-point lead. But Joe Johnson found his outside stroke, and the Nets responded with a 13-2 run, capped off by back-to-back three-pointers by C.J. Watson. Brooklyn led by one after one.

Deron Williams took control offensively to open the second quarter, helping to increase the Nets? lead to six. Boston?s second unit immediately fought back to regain the lead, but from there the Nets went on a 15-4 run to lead by 10 at the break. D-Will scored 11 points in the quarter, and things began to get chippy as Kevin Garnett picked up a technical foul for a skirmish with Reggie Evans.

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