Celtics’ Kevin Garnett Has What It Takes to Make One More All-Star Appearance

January 1st, 2013 by Matthew Schmidt Leave a reply »
In a season where the Boston Celtics have been as inconsistent as the weather, Kevin Garnett has been steady. While his 14.7 points and seven rebounds per game won't blow anyone away, his importance to his team is unquestioned.

You would have a very difficult time finding a player who is as vital to his team as Garnett is to the Celtics.

The plus/minus numbers say it all. Just like the 2012 postseason where K.G.'s plus/minus statistics were mind-bogglingly amazing, the 36-year-old once again leads Boston in that category this season. The C's are a plus-71 when Garnett is on the floor. That is by far the best mark on the team. Take K.G. off the Celtics this year, and where are they right now?

We all shudder at the mere thought.

Fans mainly base their All-Star selections off of traditional statistics, and there is nothing wrong with that. That is what they are essentially trained to do. They usually only see points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals and use that as an anchor with which to vote.

What they don't realize is that they are not looking deep enough. They aren't really looking at the player as a whole.

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