Kevin Garnett took two months to find a rhythm with the Nets, and that was after he called this season the most frustrating of his career. Now the 37-year-old center has been ruled out for the rest of the week because of the back spasms that Jason Kidd finally revealed Monday is more than just a day-to-day ailment. "I was tired of you guys asking me. So I held him back for another week," Kidd joked. "Yeah, I was tired of answering questions, but I just thought we could hold him out until Saturday and re-evaluate him before (a three-game road trip at Dallas, New Orleans and Charlotte)." By the time Garnett is reevaluated, he'll have missed 11 straight games. The Nets had gone 8-7 without him in the lineup before Monday's game against the Suns, including 6-2 since Garnett went down with the back spasms. Kidd had been saying that Garnett was day-to-day and progressing for over two weeks, but Monday's announcement arrived without a setback, the coach said. Rookie Mason Plumlee started his ninth straight game Monday. He was averaging six points and five rebounds in roughly 20 minutes.
Kevin Garnett out another week for Nets due to lingering back spasms
New York Daily News | Mar 18