Earlier in the day on Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they came to another 10-day agreement with Jason Collins, and with the latest news on Kevin Garnett, it looks as if the Nets may need Collins on the floor in a big way.
Nets announce Kevin Garnett will miss his third straight game with back spasms.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 5, 2014
The team announced that Garnett will miss yet another game as a result of back spasms, and that leaves the Nets short-handed against the big, physical front line of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Garnett has been much improved since moving over to the center spot in the absence of the injured Brook Lopez, and on the season, the 37-year-old big man is averaging 6.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in just 21 minutes of court time.
In the last two games that he has missed, the Nets have been able to secure victories using a “small ball” approach headed up by Mason Plumlee, but against the Grizzlies, Jason Kidd may be forced to utilize a lot of Andray Blatche and the aforementioned Collins against Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. It remains to be seen if Garnett will return in time for Brooklyn’s next game in Boston on Friday, but back problems are never fun.