It’s still early, but so far Kevin Garnett is off to a puzzling start, writes Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News. Too often in games, the 37-year-old can be seen settling for outside shots and drifting along the perimeter when he should be doing more inside. ”I’ve just got to quit thinking so much and be more aggressive,” Garnett told reporters yesterday, following a 96-91 loss to the Pacers. “I’m trying to make things easier for (Brook) Lopez and cause opportunities for other people out there. I’ve got to be a little more aggressive and look for my offense a little bit.” Here’s more out of Brooklyn..
- One bright spot for the Nets has been the play of offseason acquisitions Andrei Kirilenko, backup point guard Shaun Livingston, and scrappy rookie Mason Plumlee, writes Beckley Mason of the New York Times. Mason also notes that the older Boston teams led by Garnett and Paul Pierce were notoriously slow starters.
- Even though Garnett and Pierce have moved on, they’re still not talking to former teammate and friend Ray Allen, writes Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald. “For them to be so upset with me is disappointing because of how everything happened,” said the Heat guard. “That banner in 2008 is still going to be there, and we’re still going to be tied to it.“
- The Nets announced earlier today that they have re-assigned Toko Shengelia to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. The forward’s NBA stay lasted just one day as he was recalled on Saturday.
- Former Nets forward Kris Joseph signed with France’s Elan Chalon, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. To keep up with the global basketball scene, check out the Hoops Rumors international Player Movement Tracker, made with the help of Secret Rival’s Mark Porcaro.
- Earlier today, I recapped the Nets’ offseason.