Garnett-Pierce Will Be Brooklyn Nets

27 06 2013

On a night that was supposed to be about the NBA Draft and David Stern’s last draft before he retires, Garnett decided to change the importance of the night. And the Nets’ future.

The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce after Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Celtics will be receiving Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, the expiring contract of Kris Humphries and three first round picks (2014, ’16, ’18). Nets will also do a sign-and-trade to send Keith Bogans to Boston.

Along with KG and Pierce, the Nets will receive Jason Terry in the blockbuster package.

Some of these details may change by the time the trade is allowed to go through on July 10, but the main part of this trade isn’t changing: KG and Pierce are about to be Brooklyn Nets. This quickly-changing franchise gets two veteran players as new Head Coach Jason Kidd will look to take his team deep into the playoffs. (Also—Kidd will now be coaching former teammate Terry. Sounds weird, right?)

The Celtics now have some cap space cleared along with a great chance to rebuild as the years move along. Those three future first round picks could be huge for Boston. Even though it is sad to see the face of the franchise from the past 14 years disappear so quickly, this was much needed by the Celtics. Doc Rivers left and the championship core from 2008 was no more. Now they can focus on their young pieces and building a future.

Good to see you, NBA offseason.

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28 06 2013
Fun Fact Friday | jay's jems

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