Brooklyn Nets New Year’s Resolutions

Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez
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Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (AP)
Kevin Garnett (AP)

Kevin Garnett 2013 Stats: GP: 27, MPG: 21.7, FG%: 37.3% 3FG%: 0%, FT%: 82.1%, RPG: 7, APG: 1.7

RESOLUTION: Where do I start? Find your jump shot. Yell at Andray Blatche until he learns how the team’s pick-and-roll schemes. (Forget everything I said in Blatche’s resolution.) Make shots in the restricted area — heading into the Spurs game, Garnett had hit just 22 of 52 shots from within 5 feet. That’s less than 43 percent. That’s worse than Gerald Wallace last season.

That wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t shooting even worse from midrange, the spot he’d made his own in the last five years as one of the league’s greatest outliers. But find your jump shot. That adds up to a shot chart that looks more like a Rorschach test than a shooter:


There is not a soul alive that questions your drive, your desire, your impetus to be great. That’s why it almost feels stupid to tell you to do anything. But turning that desire into offensive production, or even deference — you’re one of the better passers out of the high post in the league — could make a huge difference.

Also, I want an excuse to use this GIF.

HIGH POINT: Garnett caught fire at the beginning of the Nets-Blazers game, increasing his field goal percentage nearly six points on just six shots.

LOW POINT: Whenever Garnett sneaks off without talking to the media after the game, too consumed with a loss that he knows he has responsibility in. In 15 of his 28 games played, he’s recorded more field goal attempts than points. Not exactly a recipe for success.

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Full List:

Alan Anderson | Andray Blatche | Reggie Evans | Kevin Garnett | Joe Johnson | Andrei Kirilenko | Shaun Livingston | Brook Lopez | Paul Pierce | Mason Plumlee | Tornike Shengelia | Tyshawn Taylor | Mirza Teletovic | Jason Terry | Deron Williams | Billy King | Mikhail Prokhorov | Jason Kidd |