Kelly Dwyer of yahoo wrote a nice on Garnett in his power rankins. (Garnett has the 8th place).
Kevin Garnett is just about the best power forward I've ever seen, so it hurts to rank him this low. But when he fell off last season -- and you saw it -- the man fell hard. At his peak? No doubt, perhaps still the best in the game at times. But those were just times. They popped up enough to keep us around, but they were merely times. Pity.
I'd still trust him, above anyone else, to guard that screen-and-roll.
I'd still trust his voice above anyone else's to tell me where I went wrong. I mean, I know I went wrong, but I'd really like to hear it from a guy who has been paying expert attention since the fall of 1995 to tell me just how I went wrong. If he wouldn't mind.
I'd still trust him covering my guy and his somehow at the same time, especially after I predicted a zig, and my guy zagged.
I'd still trust him turning over that right shoulder, going baseline with the turnaround jumper.
I'd still trust him down there, guarding any name you want to throw out. Names 1-through-30 on this list. Go ahead.
I still know that he's the best all-around player of his generation. Better than Duncan, better than Kobe, better than Shaq. In the era after Bird and before LeBron, nobody put it all together like K.G.
Enjoy him, please, in 2010-11.