Hope you brought a big appetite today, because this downbeat is focused on nothing but big men!
First off, Jeff Withey is feeling reminiscent of his arrival here just one year ago and looking at media day from last year:
Hoping he gets a fair shot in backup center minutes and along with Diaw and Lyles be a formidable backup bigman for this year's legit Jazz squad.
Now, onto the reason why today's Downbeat is all about the bigs:
One of the all-time NBA greats Kevin Garnett officially retired over the weekend. First Duncan, and now Garnett, we lost 2 of the best big men of all time this offseason. I thoroughly enjoyed KG's Timberwolves days and I thought it was a shame that he wasn't able to bring the fellow small market team in Minnesota a championship in his time there.
Enjoy a throwback match-up between two of the best Power Forwards of all time!
Nice to see our Jazz bigs give respect to KG's announcement. Personally, I would love to see any player on our team come out with half the fire that Garnett came out with every night.
Salute to KG on a great career, always loved the competitiveness and fire he brought every night . A true inspiration. #ThankYouKG— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) September 24, 2016
Crazy that all 3 of my idols and favorite players retired this year... Thank you for all the memories. #ThankYouKG #ThankyouTD #ThankyouKB— Derrick Favors (@dfavors14) September 23, 2016
Watch out world! Boris Diaw has arrived!!!!
Hey everybody. I just arrived. Talk to you later ! Have a great day— Boris Diaw (@theborisdiaw) September 24, 2016
Rev up those espresso machines!
Left without further comment:
KG finally retiring and joining his knees,— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) September 24, 2016
retired 6 years ago. #Respect #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/SqsedYrSu0