This infographic look at the Nets' power forwards is the fourth in a weekly series that will cover all five positions as we head into the 2013-14 season.
SCHEDULEAug. 2: PG | Aug. 9: SG | Aug. 16: SF | Aug. 23: PF | Aug. 30: C
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The StarterKevin GarnettHeight: 6-11 | Weight: 253Experience: 18 Years
2012-13 Stats:14.8 PPG | 7.8 RPG | .496 FG%
Garnett played in 68 games for the Celtics last year – his 18th season in the league – wielding a still-impressive scoring touch; the 36-year-old shot .496 overall, connecting at an above-average percentage from every two-point shot zone. The Big Ticket cashed in on big moments, scoring 104 points in clutch situations* (14th in the league).*Final 5 minutes of games within 5 points
But it's defense and toughness that KG is known for, and what the Nets are expecting he'll add to the team. The 2008 Defensive Player of the Year remains one of the league's most effective defenders, whether guarding the pick-and-roll or guiding his teammates to success.
The ReservesReggie EvansHeight: 6-8 | Weight:245Experience: 11 Years
2012-13 Stats:24.6 MPG | 4.5 PPG | 11.1 RPG
Evans quickly asserted himself after joining the Nets in a sign-and-trade deal last summer, earning a starting spot and running away with the league lead in rebounding rate, pulling down 16.3 boards per 36 minutes. The veteran forward grabbed 20-plus rebounds a league-best nine times, including a career-best 22-point, 26 rebound performance against the Blazers on March 27. Garnett's arrival means a move to the bench, but Evans' game might prove more dangerous in bursts.
Mirza TeletovicHeight: 6-9 | Weight: 255Experience: 1 Year
2012-13 Stats:3.5 PPG | 1.8 RPG | .343 3P%
Bosnian star Teletovic came over from Spain as a free agent, and the 27-year-old rookie spent the season adjusting to the NBA, showing only flashes of the talent that earned him a three-year deal. Teletovic scored a season-high 14 points against the Kings (January 5: 5-10 FGs, 2-5 3Ps) and Wizards (April 15: 5-10 FGs, 2-5 3Ps), but couldn't quite crack the regular rotation. His shooting ability spreads the floor, and having eliminated all the NBA "firsts" could result in renewed confidence and a slot spotting up often.