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Garnett and Pierce traded to Brooklyn Nets



After the NBA banned any more trades between the Celtics and the Clippers, the Ubuntu era was officially over. This ended anymore reunification scenarios in LA. It was fun while it lasted, but Boston has to move on. So did Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the remnants in Boston. A move to Brooklyn was rumored and consummated amid the flurry of the NBA draft. Suddenly, Coach Jason Kidd had more to work with.




With all eyes on the wheeling and dealing going on at the NBA draft, the Nets pulled off the biggest trade of all. On Thursday, the Nets agreed to send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Reggie Evans and first-round picks in 2014, ’16 and ’18 to Boston in exchange for a package headlined by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, two league sources told


The package will likely be broken up into separate trades to meet league rules. The deal can’t be made official by the NBA until July 10.


It’s a blockbuster, landscape-changing deal for the Nets, who suddenly have emerged as legitimate conference contenders. Garnett fills the team’s gaping hole at power forward. Pierce is an instant upgrade at small forward and will take a significant amount of the scoring burden off of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez.


For the Celtics, offloading Garnett and Pierce followed the departure of head coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers earlier this week. As part of the compensation for Rivers, Garnett and Pierce, the Celtics have acquired four extra first-round picks over the next three years.

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Michael Angelo Asis

About Michael Angelo Asis

36 year old Father of four, proud Laker fan since '85. Writer, English teacher who hopes to watch hoops incessantly for a living.

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