Kevin Garnett doesn’t have a lot of NBA seasons left in him, as he’s nearing his remarkable career as one of the best forwards the league has ever seen.
So, where does he rank among the best?
NBA’s former player Greg Anthony has recently spoken with Yahoo Sports on the issue, discussing where Kevin Garnett stands in the history of the NBA.
“This could be the final season for one of the best who ever played basketball, the Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett. He may be in his final season with the Brooklyn Nets,” Anthony believes.
“I think it’s a good time to kind of reflect on what kind of career he has had. He was an All-Star with 15 appearances, he has been a defensive player of the year, he’s been an MVP, and he has also been the world champion,” Greg Anthony said.
So where does he rank all time in terms of greats, that played the power forward position?
Anthony’s number one pick is Tim Duncan, a 5-time world champion, as dominant as the league has ever seen. He further spoke on Garnett.
“If you think about him – how he guards 5 positions at a time, his defense, and offensively – a high post threat, back to the basket threat, a terrific passer, an unselfish teammate,” Anthony said on Garnett. “The guy played winning basketball.”
Anthony also spoke about Garnett’s intangibles, saying that maybe there wasn’t a “better leader or example setter, in terms of how to approach being a professional.”
“This is what Garnett has been through the course of his career. No doubt he will go down as one of the all-time greats. And as he played in the era of Tim Duncan, it enhances his credibility,” Anthony said.
Anthony himself played in the NBA for 11 years, for New York Knicks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics, Portland TrailBlazers, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.
He averaged 14.0 ppg and 6.9 apg in his most productive season as a starter for the Vancouver Grizzlies in 95-96. Anthony holds career averages of 7.3 ppg and 4.0 apg in 757 career NBA games (227 started).Follow @exnbadotcom
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