More Than a Year Later, Garnett’s Looking Healthy

by October 18, 2010

He’s still not “Da Kid” anymore, but he’s looking better than he did during the 2009-10 NBA season. The Boston Globe has more: “The rejuvenation of Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been apparent since the beginning of training camp. He leaps with ease. He sprints down the floor and soars for rebounds with no fear about his surgically repaired right knee. The one thing missing was a breakout game in the exhibition season. Garnett had yet to wow fans with a vintage performance. But that changed Saturday night, when he had 20 points in 20 minutes during the Celtics’ 97-84 victory over the Knicks in Hartford… One of the more important priorities for the Celtics in camp was to rebuild the confidence and increase the production of Garnett, who was healthy last season but still was favoring the knee. ‘I slowed down a little bit, started to look for my offense,’ he said. ‘Playing with Shaq [Shaquille O’Neal] is an adjustment, but it’s a good adjustment to have. But for the most part I’ve slowed down and let my offense just flow.’”