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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

6.5

REB

6.6

AST

1.5

STL

0.8

BLK

0.7

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Garnett finished his final year with the Celtics averaging 14.8 points (50 percent from the field, 79 percent from the line), 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks. It's evident that the veteran is on the decline portion of his career, but Garnett looks to con...

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Signed a three-year, $34 million deal with Boston in June of 2012. Traded to the Nets in July of 2013.

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Kevin Garnett NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 82 38.1 22.2 13.5 5.7 1.5 1.4 0.1 50.2 81.1 2.7 3.0 10.5 0.3 24.0 8.3 16.6 5.4 6.7
2005-06 29 76 38.9 21.8 12.7 4.1 1.4 1.4 0.1 52.6 81.0 2.4 2.8 9.9 0.4 26.7 8.2 15.7 5.2 6.4
2006-07 30 76 39.4 22.4 12.8 4.1 1.2 1.7 0.2 47.6 83.5 2.7 2.4 10.4 0.7 21.4 8.4 17.6 5.5 6.6
2007-08 31 71 32.8 18.8 9.2 3.4 1.4 1.3 0.0 53.9 80.1 1.9 1.9 7.3 0.2 0.0 7.5 13.9 3.8 4.7
2008-09 32 57 31.1 15.8 8.5 2.5 1.1 1.2 0.0 53.1 84.1 1.6 1.4 7.1 0.1 25.0 6.9 13.0 1.9 2.3
2009-10 33 69 29.9 14.3 7.3 2.7 1.0 0.8 0.0 52.1 83.7 1.5 1.1 6.2 0.1 20.0 5.8 11.2 2.7 3.2
2010-11 34 BOS 71 31.3 14.9 8.9 2.4 1.3 0.8 0.0 52.8 86.2 1.6 1.2 7.7 0.1 20.0 6.1 11.6 2.6 3.1
2011-12 35 BOS 60 31.1 15.8 8.2 2.9 0.9 1.0 0.1 50.3 85.7 1.8 1.1 7.1 0.2 33.3 6.5 13.0 2.7 3.2
2012-13 36 BOS 68 29.7 14.8 7.8 2.3 1.1 0.9 0.0 49.6 78.6 1.6 1.1 6.7 0.2 12.5 6.2 12.5 2.3 3.0
2013-14 37 BKN 54 20.5 6.5 6.6 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.0 44.1 80.9 1.3 1.1 5.5 0.1 0.0 2.9 6.6 0.7 0.9
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Kevin Garnett NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 17.0 1.5 4.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 14.3 50.0 2.5 1.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.5 0.5 1.0
Last 14 Days 5 16.4 4.4 6.2 2.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 47.6 40.0 1.6 1.6 4.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.2 0.4 1.0
Last 30 Days 5 16.4 4.4 6.2 2.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 47.6 40.0 1.6 1.6 4.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.2 0.4 1.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.4 4.4 6.2 2.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 47.6 40.0 1.6 1.6 4.6 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.2 0.4 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 17.0 4.8 5.9 1.5 0.7 0.7 0.0 51.2 50.0 1.2 1.1 4.8 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.3 0.4 0.8
Last 20 Games 20 18.1 6.0 6.2 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.0 52.3 60.0 1.5 1.2 5.1 0.0 0.0 2.9 5.5 0.3 0.5

 

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In 2013-14, Kevin Garnett had a true shooting percentage of 46.7%.

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Kevin Garnett NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 82 36.0 21.0 12.8 5.4 1.4 1.3 0.1 50.2 81.1 2.6 2.8 9.9 0.3 24.0 7.9 15.7 5.1 6.3
2005-06 29 76 36.0 20.2 11.8 3.7 1.3 1.3 0.1 52.6 81.0 2.2 2.6 9.2 0.4 26.7 7.6 14.5 4.8 6.0
2006-07 30 76 36.0 20.5 11.7 3.8 1.1 1.5 0.1 47.6 83.5 2.5 2.2 9.5 0.7 21.4 7.7 16.1 5.0 6.0
2007-08 31 71 36.0 20.7 10.1 3.8 1.5 1.4 0.0 53.9 80.1 2.1 2.1 8.0 0.2 0.0 8.3 15.3 4.2 5.2
2008-09 32 57 36.0 18.3 9.9 2.9 1.3 1.4 0.0 53.1 84.1 1.8 1.6 8.3 0.2 25.0 8.0 15.0 2.3 2.7
2009-10 33 69 36.0 17.3 8.8 3.2 1.2 1.0 0.0 52.1 83.7 1.8 1.4 7.5 0.1 20.0 7.0 13.5 3.2 3.9
2010-11 34 BOS 71 36.0 17.1 10.2 2.8 1.5 0.9 0.0 52.8 86.2 1.9 1.3 8.9 0.1 20.0 7.0 13.3 3.0 3.5
2011-12 35 BOS 60 36.0 18.3 9.5 3.4 1.1 1.2 0.1 50.3 85.7 2.1 1.3 8.3 0.2 33.3 7.6 15.0 3.1 3.7
2012-13 36 BOS 68 36.0 17.9 9.4 2.8 1.4 1.1 0.0 49.6 78.6 2.0 1.3 8.1 0.3 12.5 7.5 15.1 2.8 3.6
2013-14 37 BKN 54 36.0 11.4 11.6 2.7 1.4 1.3 0.0 44.1 80.9 2.2 1.9 9.7 0.1 0.0 5.1 11.6 1.2 1.5
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Kevin Garnett NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 28 82 3121 1817 1108 466 121 112 6 50.2 81.1 222 247 861 25 24.0 683 1360 445 549
2005-06 29 76 2957 1656 966 308 104 107 8 52.6 81.0 180 214 752 30 26.7 626 1191 396 489
2006-07 30 76 2995 1704 975 313 89 126 12 47.6 83.5 205 183 792 56 21.4 638 1341 416 498
2007-08 31 71 2328 1337 655 244 100 89 0 53.9 80.1 138 135 520 11 0.0 534 990 269 336
2008-09 32 57 1772 899 485 144 63 68 2 53.1 84.1 90 78 407 8 25.0 393 740 111 132
2009-10 33 69 2061 990 506 185 68 57 1 52.1 83.7 101 78 428 5 20.0 402 772 185 221
2010-11 34 BOS 71 2220 1056 631 171 95 57 1 52.8 86.2 115 83 548 5 20.0 434 822 187 217
2011-12 35 BOS 60 1864 947 494 175 56 61 3 50.3 85.7 107 66 428 9 33.3 391 777 162 189
2012-13 36 BOS 68 2022 1004 530 159 78 62 2 49.6 78.6 110 75 455 16 12.5 422 850 158 201
2013-14 37 BKN 54 1109 352 358 82 43 40 0 44.1 80.9 69 60 298 3 0.0 157 356 38 47
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Kevin Garnett NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 28 82 38.1 56.7 50.4 20.4 9.7 2.1 32.0
2005-06 29 76 38.9 58.9 52.9 16.3 9.5 1.7 30.3
2006-07 30 76 39.4 54.6 48.0 15.1 9.9 1.5 29.2
2007-08 31 71 32.8 58.8 53.9 16.1 9.1 1.8 24.8
2008-09 32 57 31.1 56.3 53.2 14.0 8.7 1.6 21.1
2009-10 33 69 29.9 56.9 52.1 16.0 8.7 1.8 18.8
2010-11 34 BOS 71 31.3 57.5 52.9 14.2 9.6 1.5 20.8
2011-12 35 BOS 60 31.1 55.0 50.5 15.3 9.4 1.6 20.2
2012-13 36 BOS 68 29.7 53.5 49.8 13.2 9.1 1.4 18.4
2013-14 37 BKN 54 20.5 46.7 44.1 15.5 13.1 1.2 11.1
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Kevin Garnett 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at CLE                                
Apr 15 NYK 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Apr 13 ORL 19 3 7 2 1 2 5 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 5 2
Apr 11 ATL 18 4 10 1 1 1 2 2 6 0 2 0 0 3 7 3
Apr 9 at ORL 17 5 8 6 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 6 1
Apr 8 at MIA                                
Apr 5 at PHI 13 10 4 1 1 1 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Apr 4 DET                                
Apr 2 at NYK                                
Apr 1 HOU                                
Mar 30 MIN                                
Mar 28 CLE                                
Mar 26 at CHA                                
Mar 24 at NOP                                
Mar 23 at DAL                                
Mar 21 BOS                                
Mar 19 CHA                                
Mar 17 PHO                                
Mar 15 at WAS                                
Mar 12 at MIA                                
Mar 10 TOR                                
Mar 9 SAC                                
Mar 7 at BOS                                
Mar 5 MEM                                
Mar 3 CHI                                
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Mar 1 at MIL                                
Feb 27 at DEN 12 4 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Feb 26 at POR 14 6 7 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 7 2
Feb 23 at LAL                                
Feb 22 at GSW 20 6 7 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Feb 19 at UTA 17 6 4 2 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Feb 13 at CHI 25 4 7 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Feb 12 CHA 15 10 3 1 0 1 1 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Feb 9 NOP 13 6 4 2 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Feb 7 at DET                                
Feb 6 SAS 18 8 9 0 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 3 6 2
Feb 3 PHI 21 6 7 4 2 5 1 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 0
Feb 1 at IND 25 12 10 1 0 1 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 4 6 4
Jan 31 OKC 12 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Jan 27 TOR 26 6 11 0 0 1 2 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 10 3
Jan 26 at BOS 23 6 4 3 2 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Jan 24 DAL 20 10 11 1 0 1 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 10 2
Jan 21 ORL 18 8 5 1 1 0 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Jan 20 at NYK 18 6 6 1 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Jan 16 at ATL 18 12 3 2 0 1 0 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Jan 11 at TOR                                
Jan 10 MIA 36 12 10 3 0 1 1 5 8 2 2 0 0 0 10 0
Jan 8 GSW 23 13 5 0 4 1 2 5 7 3 3 0 0 2 3 2
Jan 6 ATL 25 4 10 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 9 2
Jan 4 CLE                                
Jan 2 at OKC 26 4 7 1 1 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Dec 31 at SAS 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 1
Dec 28 at IND 21 2 7 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Dec 27 MIL 18 10 5 0 0 0 2 3 5 4 5 0 0 1 4 1
Dec 25 CHI 19 6 7 1 2 0 2 2 7 2 2 0 0 1 6 4
Dec 23 IND 19 12 5 2 2 0 2 3 10 6 6 0 0 1 4 3
Dec 20 at PHI                                
Dec 18 WAS 25 7 4 2 1 0 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 6
Dec 16 PHI 16 9 4 4 2 1 1 4 8 1 2 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 13 at DET 19 4 8 2 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
Dec 12 LAC 15 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Dec 10 BOS 26 11 9 3 0 0 0 5 10 1 2 0 0 2 7 3
Dec 7 at MIL 26 6 8 1 1 2 0 2 9 2 2 0 0 1 7 4
Dec 5 NYK 20 6 6 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
Dec 3 DEN 17 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Nov 30 at MEM 28 8 5 3 2 1 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
Nov 29 at HOU                                
Nov 27 LAL 23 4 9 0 0 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 4
Nov 26 at TOR 24 12 6 4 1 0 0 5 11 2 2 0 0 1 5 2
Nov 24 DET 23 4 9 3 1 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 1 3 6 3
Nov 22 at MIN 21 8 8 2 0 1 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Nov 20 at CHA 21 4 8 3 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
Nov 18 POR 24 16 8 0 2 2 2 8 19 0 0 0 0 3 5 3
Nov 16 at LAC                                
Nov 15 at PHO 28 4 14 2 1 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 3 11 2
Nov 13 at SAC 15 6 8 1 0 1 1 2 9 2 2 0 0 0 8 1
Nov 9 IND 27 6 8 2 3 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 7 4
Nov 8 at WAS 24 4 6 2 2 1 0 2 11 0 1 0 1 0 6 5
Nov 5 UTA 14 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Nov 3 at ORL 22 8 5 1 0 1 1 3 11 2 2 0 1 0 5 2
Nov 1 MIA 26 6 7 2 1 0 3 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Oct 30 at CLE 26 8 10 3 2 1 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 8 4

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Kevin Garnett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Garnett played 18 minutes and grabbed 10 boards in the loss to the Hawks on Friday. He was limited to four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 FT).

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Garnett (back) contributed 17 minutes in the Nets' efforts against the Magic on Wednesday. He finished with five points, eight rebounds and six assists.

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Garnett (back) intends to play in the Nets' final four games, if healthy, Newsday reports.

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Garnett (back) will not play Tuesday but will be back in the lineup Wednesday, the New York Post reports.

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Garnett (rest) will be held out of Tuesday's game against the Heat, Newsday reports.

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Garnett played his first game in five weeks Saturday, scoring 10 points (5-6 FG) with four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in just 13 minutes.

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Garnett (back) will play Saturday for the first time in 19 games, Newsday reports.

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Garnett (back) is a game-time decision Saturday, the Bergen Record reports.

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Garnett (back) will not play Friday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Nets' general manager Billy King said that Garnett could return sometime this weekend, The New York Post reports.

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Garnett (back) will miss Wednesday's game against the Knicks, the New York Daily News reports.

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Garnett (back) will miss his 17th consecutive game Tuesday versus the Rockets, ESPN New York reports.

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2012-13

While he may no longer be an elite fantasy big man, Garnett proved to still have plenty left in his tank during the 2011-12 season. After a rash of injuries to the Celtics’ frontcourt, Garnett was asked to slide over to center and carry the load for the team in the post. The 36-year-old responded by averaging 15.8 points per game – his highest mark since the 2008-09 season. His offensive output even improved as the season wore on, resulting in a 17.0 scoring average after the All-Star break. He also continued to be useful on the boards and defense, pulling down 8.2 rebounds per game while adding 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals. His shooting percentage was a steady 50.3 percent, but Garnett’s value really shined at the charity stripe as he shot 85.7 percent, which was the third-highest percentage in the league at the power forward/center position. Boston drafted two young big men (Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo) and will have Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox back from injury, so Garnett won’t be asked to carry as big of a load going forward, but he still remains a valuable fantasy commodity.

2011-12

Despite no longer being an elite fantasy option, Garnett continues to provide strong production as he enters the twilight of his career. The 35-year-old future Hall-of-Famer averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while hitting 52.8 percent of his field goal attempts and a career-high 86.2 percent of his freebies. He once again anchored the Celtics stellar team defense, finishing with averages of 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. Garnett missed a couple of weeks in January with a muscle strain in his right leg, but the veteran big man remained relatively healthy for the season, especially considering his age and the mileage on his legs. The Celtics once again did a good job of limiting his minutes and giving him periodic rest to keep him fresh, so expect that trend to continue at this stage of his career. Don’t let his name fool you into thinking he’ll return to the glory years of his past, but don’t discount Garnett too much on draft day, either. Like his contemporary Tim Duncan, Garnett is past his prime, but he continues to provide value in real-life and fantasy.

2010-11

The days of Kevin Garnett being a top-five fantasy pick are long gone. The inescapable problem that eventually hits all athletes – "too many miles on the odometer" – has robbed him of the explosiveness that once made him one of the league's unstoppable players. Even at age 34, and with 14 NBA seasons on his resume, Garnett has something to offer fantasy teams, provided owners set their expectations appropriately. KG won't play 82 games – in the last three seasons he's played 71, 57 and 69. He probably won't play 30 minutes – especially with the Celtics adding Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal to the frontcourt and with Glen "Big Baby" Davis developing into a legit-but-undersized option at the four. He won't give you 20-and-10 – he hasn't averaged 20 or 10 since 2006-07. But if you adjust for the fact that he'll play something under 30 minutes per night and probably get a fair amount of nights off even if he isn't injured, he'll give you very respectable totals in points, boards, blocks, steals and percentages.

2009-10

A knee injury cost Garnett 25 games last season, and while he’s expected to be fully recovered by training camp, durability will only become more of a concern at this stage of his career. Garnett is 33 years old – not ancient, but he does have a lot of mileage on his legs since he came straight out of high school. He has already accrued 1,055 games played throughout his career. Even before going down with the injury last year, Garnett was averaging career-lows (since his rookie season) in points (15.8), assists (2.5), steals (1.1) and blocks (1.2). It’s a major concern moving forward. The good news is Garnett will no longer cost a first round pick in most fantasy leagues. Even if Garnett is past his prime, he’s still able to fill the stat sheet like few others, and he keeps himself in such good shape, a total breakdown is unlikely. Nonetheless, with the Celtics main goal being a championship, and new arrival Rasheed Wallace expected to play a significant front-court role, expect further reduced minutes for Garnett in 2009-10.

2008-09

No one’s really talking about KG as top overall pick in fantasy leagues any more – but we’re guessing he doesn’t mind all that much. Playing with elite teammates for the first time in… forever, Garnett played just 32.8 minutes per game – his lowest total in 12 seasons. His other numbers took a similar dive, as he failed to crack 20 points, 10 boards or four times for the first time in a decade. On the other hand, that he didn’t need to carry the team on his shoulders freed Garnett to take better shots, as evidenced by a career-best 53.9 shooting percentage, and make better decisions – he posted his lowest turnover average since his rookie year. The dip in his numbers will probably cause KG to slide quite a bit in this year’s drafts – but don’t forget: Garnett still is still a valuable contributor in nearly every fantasy category. Don’t compare him to his numbers from seasons past – judge Garnett’s production against the rest of the power forwards in the league, and you’ll see he’s still a very attractive option.

2007-08

It is still hard to picture Garnett in Celtic green this season, but it’s easy to picture him as one of the first picks in any fantasy draft. Joining Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in Boston could actually improve his already lofty statistical production. The current Celtics roster has several similarities with the 2003-04 Wolves: three big scorers to keep defenses honest, a supporting cast that allows the Big Three to take the majority of the shots, and a defensive role player at center that clogs the paint and allows Garnett more room to roam. During that season KG led the NBA in total points and rebounds, set a career-high in blocked shots, and was the runaway choice for NBA MVP. While he’s on the wrong side of 30, playing on a team with championship aspirations after three straight lottery seasons should help rejuvenate him. Even if big scorers Pierce and Allen do cut into Garnett’s shots, any drop in scoring would likely be offset by a spike in his assists and an increase in his shooting percentage.

2006-07

Garnett has been the poster child for consistent fantasy production for a decade. Mr. 20-10-5 had his record-setting streak of six consecutive years reaching that milestone snapped last season while averaging four-year lows in each category (21.8 ppg, 12.7 rpg, 4.1 apg), but a closer examination suggests that adjusting to new teammates may have been a factor. When matched with shooter Wally Szczerbiak and rebounder Eddie Griffin early on, KG sported his 5.0 apg but grabbed only 10.7 rpg. After the midseason trade that brought in fewer shooters and rebounders, Garnett averaged only 3.4 apg, but his rebounds ballooned to 14.8 rpg. With scorers like Mike James and Randy Foye added this offseason but still no rebounding help look for KG’s assists to recover while he maintains his lofty rebounding. Garnett also set new career-bests in field goal percentage (53%) and free throw percentage (81%), was one of only five players in the NBA with 100-plus blocks and 100-plus steals (G. Wallace, B. Wallace, S. Marion, A. Kirilenko), and one of only two players in the NBA to be top-50 in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks (L. James). In other words, KG should be near the top of your fantasy cheat sheets again this year.

2005-06

Don't be scared off by the sore knee that hampered Garnett a bit midway through the 2004-2005 season; the Big Ticket should still be the No. 1 overall pick in any fantasy league. Garnett's scoring average went down a bit from 2003-04, but he still averaged 22.2 per game, good for 13th in the league, and with chuckers Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell off the team, Garnett may get some more shots this season. KG shot for the highest percentage of his career from both the floor and the line in 2004-5, and he led the league in rebounding, grabbing double-digit boards 69 out of 82 games played. Throw in more assists than many starting point guards, about a block and a half and a steal and half per game, and you've got the best fantasy player out there. It's hard to believe KG has been in the league for 11 years already, but he's still just 29, and has many great years ahead of him.

2004-05

You know that commercial, where KG carries what appears to be the better part of the population of Minneapolis on his shoulders? He has the potential to carry your fantasy team, too. His game has no downside - look at his 2004 numbers: 24.2 points, nearly 14 boards, five assists, 2.2 blocks, 1.5 steals - and all this with percentages of nearly 50% from the floor and 80% from the line. Some thought his numbers would suffer slightly once the T'Wolves brought in the likes of Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell. Instead, Garnett was a near-unanimous MVP. Got the first pick in the draft? Look no further - here's your guy.

2003-04

Garnett is coming off the best year of his career with career highs in points (23.0 ppg), rebounds (13.4 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg). The T-Wolves offseason moves finally brought in talent to reduce the burden on him to score. As a result, expect a slight decrease in his points and assists, but his rebounds and blocks could increase as he benefits from an improved defense.