But of course, Lopez, par for the course became injured and Garnett had to slide over to center in the wake of Lopez’s absence. It’s something Garnett is doing begrudgingly as he recently expressed his unhappiness about the role to the Sacramento Bee:
“Should have put that (expletive) in my contract.” – Nets forward Kevin Garnett expressing his preference to reporters he’d rather not play center and the lengths he should have gone to not have to play center.
No punches held there.
For what it’s worth, Garnett is actually playing better (at least statistically) at the center position, though the sample size has been relatively small.
Why he’s even complaining I’m not sure given the Nets are finally actually winning games, but I guess you can’t appease everybody.
Unhappy or not, with Lopez out for the season, Garnett is going to log a lot of minutes at the five spot.