Kevin Garnett will be Brooklyn’s starting power forward to begin the year.
While at Deron Williams’ dodgeball event on Monday, Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins told reporters that veteran big man Kevin Garnett will be the Nets starting power forward when Brooklyn opens the season against the Boston Celtics on October 29th.
Hollins: He’s earned the right to have that opportunity to be the starter from day one. If somebody else would knock him out, it’s got to be like a heavyweight fight. If he’s healthy and producing, he’s going to play. How many minutes, I don’t know. But he’s not going to play 15 or 16 minutes, I can guarantee you that. If he’s playing and he’s starting, he’s going to be out there.
Garnett’s first year with Brooklyn was abysmal, as fans saw his ability to greatly impact a game wane significantly. Garnett averaged a career low 6.5 points per game last season, and grabbed only 6.6 rebounds per contest.
Kevin Garnett averages 18.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for his career. This season is the last on Garnett’s current contract, and it is believed that he will retire when the season concludes.