Nets center Kevin Garnett and forward Andrei Kirilenko have both been ruled out of the team’s Sunday evening game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced today.
Garnett hasn’t played since February 27th while fighting back spasms. Though the Nets have not shut him down for the season, Jason Kidd said Friday night that there was a chance Garnett won’t play for the rest of the regular season.
Kirilenko sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. He will miss his third straight game with the injury.
Both Garnett and Kirilenko spent time with the Timberwolves franchise; Garnett was drafted by the Timberwolves in 1995 and played there until a trade sent him to the Boston Celtics in 2007, while Kirilenko spent last season with the Timberwolves.