PF Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets has been seriously undervalued this fantasy basketball season. He fell well into the second half of fantasy drafts this fall and the forward has even been spotted on the wavier wire in a good amount of leagues.
The 15-time All-Star has only averaged 6.7 points per game this season and his 7.8 rebounds is one of the lowest totals of his tenured career. The star forward has been hampered by an ankle throughout the first part of the 2013 season, though, and the nagging injury has obviously impacted his explosiveness on a nightly basis.
However, Garnett has looked much better lately. He dropped 16 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and has now grabbed 9.5 rebounds over the last four games. The 37-year-old is starting to get his legs underneath him and his averages are slowly beginning to go up.
Additionally, since PG Deron Williams and C Brook Lopez will be sidelined with ankle injuries for an extended period of time, Brooklyn will look for others to get more involved offensively. Garnett has been a proven jump shooter throughout his professional career and he should see his current field attempts per game (8.8) steadily increase as the games go on.
Garnett is still available in 43 % of ESPN formats, which is pretty shocking considering his ability to fill a box score with boards, blocks, and steals. He won’t put up vintage Garnett numbers by any means, but he will certainly do enough to warrant a roster spot.
If KG is sitting on the wire in your league, stop overthinking it and pick him up already.