Kevin Garnett: 'November Was a Sh**ty Year' for Brooklyn Nets

Christopher WalderContributor IIDecember 10, 2013

Nov 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett (2) looks on pass against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Barclays Center. The Lakers won 99-94. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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You can always count on Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets to say whatever he wants and not care about the consequences.

After a 104-96 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, Garnett didn't mince words when discussing how he felt his team had performed through the first month of the regular season.

With the way November ended, one month probably did feel like an entire year.

The Nets accumulated a record of 5-11 during that span. With its latest win over the Celtics, the team improved to 7-14 on the season. 

It could be worse, right? Even with their lousy record, the Nets find themselves just two games out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and two games out of first place in the Atlantic Division.

Go figure.

Injuries have completely decimated their roster. Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry have all missed six or more games. It's hard to put a winning product out on the floor when some of your main guys are wearing a suit and tie rather than their uniform. 

There is still plenty of time to turn things around, but you have to wonder what the current mental makeup of the team is like when so many things are going wrong around them.

In 19 games, Garnett is averaging just 6.7 points on 37.1 percent shooting.

Father Time will always be undefeated. Unfortunately for Garnett, he may become his latest victim. All of the pride and passion in the world can't overcompensate for his age (37) and dwindling health. 

Frankly, he has every right to be frustrated. His numbers are falling across the board and his new team isn't living up to the lofty expectations that were showered upon it during the offseason. 

Things can't get any worse, can they?

Two victories in a row will help set the ship back on the right path, but for a franchise with championship aspirations in 2014, its lack of early success must be extremely disheartening.

Garnett might describe it differently.


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