When the NBA invited the media to meet with the heads of its officiating staff last month the league representatives rattled off a few points of emphasis they wanted referees to focus on this season.
One such point of emphasis was illegal screens and when video-clip examples were shown to the writers in attendance the first one was of Kevin Garnett being called in a game last season.
“Because I’m the best pick-setter in the league” Garnett said after Monday’s shootaround ahead of the Nets’ third preseason game against the 76ers. “I understand that.”
Garnett long has been known for setting illegal or “moving” screens. Instead of coming to a stop and keeping his arms and legs close to his body as a screener is supposed to do Garnett — always seeking an extra edge — will often slide into the opposing defender as the opponent is going around the screen or use his arm or leg to make that defender take an extra step to get to his man.
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