Many were intrigued after the recent Boston-Brooklyn trade on draft night, which sent one of best power forwards of all-time to an Eastern Conference contender. Kevin Garnett’s known for his high intensity and trash talking on the court, and would now have to play alongside Andray Blatche.
The two have had some fiery encounters with each other during their playing days, though it looks like that’s all in the past now.
“I can say Kevin, he surprised me. We were playing one game against each other, I believe it was last year, in Brooklyn. I was playing against him and he said, ‘Hey man, just keep your head up and keep fighting,’” Blatche said on Thursday, the same day he re-signed with the Nets on a two-year deal worth $2.8 million. “When he said that, it caught me off-guard, because me and him have our history, and I said, ‘All right, I guess we’re cool now.”
“I took that in, and ever since then I know everything is over with.”
Now Blatche – who, along with Reggie Evans and Mason Plumlee – will provide Garnett, 37, much-needed rest throughout the season. They’ll share a locker room and apparently respect, as well.