Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am  |  21 responses

Kevin Garnett ‘in Awe’ of Brook Lopez

According to Kevin Garnett, he’s never played alongside anyone with the combination of skills and size that teammate Brook Lopez possesses. KG says he’s in awe of his new partner on the block. Per Newsday: “‘I’m just in awe a little bit, just being honest with everybody,’ Garnett said after the retooled Nets’ 111-106 win over the Wizards in their preseason opener Tuesday night. ‘His skill level is impressive and I haven’t been around a skill level like that versus playing [against one] I don’t think ever. So, this is an adjustment for me. I’m just making sure I’m keying in on that and making sure the two of us is on the same page. But impressed. Impressed is the word that jumps right out.’ Garnett’s praise for Brook Lopez was effusive just before training camp even tipped off last week, underscoring how happy he is to be teamed down low with the Nets’ 7-foot All-Star center. But 12-plus minutes on the court together, along with Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson, on Tuesday really had Garnett pondering the possibilities of this potentially dynamic duo. A lengthy adjustment won’t be necessary in his eyes. ‘Not long at all,’ Garnett said. ‘Both high basketball I.Q.’s, both unselfish guys. It’s cool.’ [...] ‘Our team is just so fortunate when you look at our starting lineup,’ Lopez said. ‘It could come from anywhere any night. It depends on whoever gets going. They have to respect everyone on the floor and we play through that person. So, we can score and those same players are unselfish, and great team players and move the ball well. It’s a great situation for us.’”

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  • JML-G

    no love for Kendrick Perkins?! :(

  • Jake

    Well to be fair, he hasn’t had any good big men beside him, ever. Unless of course you count Rasho or Joe Smith.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ Anthony Dixon

    Key to Brooklyn will be DWILL. KG’S voice is great but Dwill has to really aggressive.

  • Dfrance

    Earvin Johnson must be rollin over in his grave.

  • Anthony

    Has it been discussed that Joe Johnson crossing over The Truth and making him fall was a constantly replayed clip last year & now they are on the same team playing along side each other?

  • UPS

    real recognize real

  • MasterSplinter


  • Al29

    Michael Olowokandi

  • spit hot fiyah

    well thank you kevin, here is a ball!

  • LakeShow

    That starting 5 is potent and KG and Lopez could be a sight to see on both ends.

    Brook is going to look really good defensively this year.

  • Busta213

    Rasho Nesterovic is rolling over in his grave!

  • Avery Smith

    Shaquille O’Neal must be rolling over in his grave.

  • Yknot

    Dino Radja must be rolling over in his grave!

  • fruizm

    Just being curious…but, do you have a job? Haha you seem to know everything about the NBA and you also are always one of the first people to comment! Respect!

  • Saleem Rainman

    Semih Erdin must be rollin over in his grave too

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah i have 2 jobs and i’m an NBA nerd. and i live in Europe so it’s afternoon over here when they start posting a lot of articles and some of u guys are still sleeping.

  • robb

    Not really, when they played together Shaq was on his way out. Garnett never had the chance to play with the real Shaq

  • Lenin-Gil Phillips

    This is Brook Lopez’s team. He’s gonna be in another level, it’s going to be hard to double & triple team this dude when there are so many offensive weapons around him.

  • Bruce Wayne

    Joe Smith was nice

  • FuTangClan

    Wally Szczerbiak must be rollin over in his bed

  • http://allthingsbeatrelated.blogspot.com/ ATBR

    If Big Baby Davis heard of this he’d probably mad enough to rip a usb keyboard right out from the socket…