The Brooklyn Nets understand the importance of team chemistry with all their new pieces coming together and the championship expectations surrounding the team, as the squad is heading to Duke University for training camp as a sort of team-building exercise.
New Nets forward, and future Hall Of Famer, Kevin Garnett wants to see the team gel as quickly as possible and feels he is vital for that to happen. This has caused an early butting of heads between himself, and rookie head coach, Jason Kidd. The 40 year old point guard legend, and new bench leader of the Nets, wants KG to take back-to-backs off, and also wants to limit his minutes during the regular aseason.
After speaking with the head coach, the stubborn Garnett told the media he doesn't like "to be told anything" at this stage in his career.
Kidd spoke with Garnett recently about limiting the 37-year-old's wear and tear by not allowing him to play games on consecutive days.
"It didn't go too well," Garnett said. "I understand what he's saying. He just wants to make sure I'm durable. ... I just don't want to be told anything. I think I've earned the right to have an opinion on something that I'm doing. From a chemistry standpoint, I think it's important for me to be out there with everybody."