Nets' Garnett won't travel with team, out for next three games

Kevin Garnett is still having issues with back spasms, remains sidelined. (USATSI)
Kevin Garnett is still having issues with back spasms, remains sidelined. (USATSI)

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Brooklyn Nets big man Kevin Garnett has been dealing with back spasms for 11 straight games now as the team manages to survive this stretch of the season without him. And while he told reporters this week he's feeling better and the condition is improving, his hope to return "soon" won't happen during this three-game road trip for the Nets.

ESPN New York tells us Garnett will not travel with the team, meaning he'll miss at least three more games before he can return to the lineup. The Nets blew out the Celtics 114-98 Friday night to push their record to 9-2 without Garnett during this stretch.

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will not travel with the team on the road and miss at least the next three games, coach Jason Kidd said Friday. 

Garnett was to be re-evaluated on Saturday. 

This current three-game road trip for the Nets will have them in Dallas on Sunday, in New Orleans on Monday, and in Charlotte on Wednesday. The earliest he can come back to the Nets' lineup is Friday March 28 when the Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers. They also face his old team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, on Sunday, March 30. 

Brooklyn is 11-7 this season without Garnett.

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