Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Playoff Hopes Fading, Nets Need To Stop Giving KG Days Off

Something has always bugged me about Kevin Garnett’s tenure here. He is getting paid $12 million this season. To play, not to dispense advice from the sidelines.

01/26/2015

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets head-butts Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets in the first quarter after the two were in a shoving match at Barclays Center on January 12, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett Suspended 1 Game For Head-Butting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA and Dwight Howard fined $15,000 for their altercation Monday in Houston’s victory over Brooklyn.

01/13/2015

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets head-butts Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets in the first quarter after the two were in a shoving match at Barclays Center on January 12, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WATCH: Garnett Ejected After Throwing Ball At Howard, Head-Butting Him

Garnett was ejected in the first quarter after head-butting Howard in the face and throwing the ball at him, while Howard received a technical foul after appearing to punch or slap Garnett in the neck.

01/13/2015

BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 12: Kostas Papanikolaou #16 of the Houston Rockets goes up for the shot against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on January 12, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Garnett Ejected As Rockets Rout Nets 113-99

James Harden scored 30 points, carrying Houston on a night when Dwight Howard did little after fighting with Kevin Garnett, and the Rockets beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 113-99 on Monday.

01/13/2015

Kevin Garnett battles for the ball against Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during a game at Barclays Center on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Season After KG-Pierce Blockbuster, Nets Sink To Celtics’ Level

It’s obvious that the 16-19 Nets are an unmitigated disaster — just one season after the trade that was supposed to change everything and launch them into the NBA’s elite company.

01/08/2015

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on late in the fourth quarter during a game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on December 16, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Rich With Embarrassments — Leaky Nets ‘D’ Lets Heat Off Hook

It’s bad enough that this Nets season appears to be headed for epic disaster, but the list of embarrassments from Tuesday night’s Heat game was so frighteningly long I don’t even know where to begin.

12/17/2014

Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets Put Williams, Johnson And Lopez On The Trading Block

It appears that the Nets still hope to win this season, just not as currently constructed.

12/09/2014

LeBron James wears an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during warmups before Cleveland's game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

LeBron On Garner Protest Shirt: ‘It Was A Message To The Family’

The statement from the players came before a game in Brooklyn that was attended by Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, as well as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

12/09/2014

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NYC’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 24th – 30th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in NYC, week of November 24th-30th.

11/24/2014

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd talks to a referee during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on November 19, 2014 at Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D’oh! Nets Fail To Stick It To Kidd In Brooklyn Return

Nets fans attending Wednesday night’s game at the Barclays Center must have felt like the cat in “The Itchy and Scratchy Show.” Because in the end, the rat always wins.

11/20/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett Hopes Jason Kidd Receives Warm Reception In Brooklyn Return

Wednesday night’s game at Barclays Center has plenty of intrigue, and should make for some great theater.

11/19/2014

Nets head coach Lionel Hollins (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking Identity

Somewhere in Milwaukee this morning, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is smiling as he reads reports his scouts have filed on the Nets in preparation for his impending return to Brooklyn on Wednesday.

11/18/2014

Knicks fan holds up a sign (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images); Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov, Nets Continue to Needlessly Obsess Over Knicks

Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.

11/07/2014

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the Detroit Pistons on November 1, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Earn First Win, Beat Pistons 102-90

Joe Johnson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets earned their first victory of the season, beating the Detroit Pistons 102-90 Saturday night.

11/01/2014

Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams during the Brooklyn Nets' open practice on October 26, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Despite Question Marks, Nets Are Still A Playoff Team

I say 45-37 sounds about right to me–good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.

10/29/2014

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