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With the NBA off-season winding down, it is time to take a look back at which teams came away as winners this summer. At the top of my list, the Brooklyn Nets who went all-in by acquiring two future Hall of Famers.
Here is my breakdown of every NBA off-season free agent signing and trade.
Mikhail Prokhorov went all in this summer by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and as a result, giving Brooklyn one of the best, if not the best starting five in the NBA. Signing Andrei Kirilenko might have been the free agent steal of the summer since he will only be making $3.1 million this year and Jason Terry adds some needed scoring off the bench. The Nets also re-signed Andray Blatche for the league minimum and brought in Shaun Livingston which are two moves that should solidify their bench. It was a risky and expensive summer for Brooklyn, but one that definitely improves their chances of dethroning the Heat in the Eastern Conference.
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The Brooklyn Nets introduced Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry on Thursday at the Barclays Center. “I’m no longer a Boston Celtic. I’m a Brooklyn Net, and that’s what it is right now. It’s a business. At some point we all have to move on, and I’m here to try to create some kind of
Brooklyn Nets guard Jason Terry believes the sky's the limit for his new team, evidenced by some comments he made at his introductory news conference.
Paul Pierce, the former longtime Celtic, has moved on from the team in green and white to the team in black and white.
The newest Brooklyn Net throughout Monday’s press conference did not look to pleasant on being traded, but as the display went on and it finally hit him that he will not be a Celtic, things started to make sense.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” Pierce said. “I...
Today was the day that it all became real.
Those pictures of Garnett and Pierce jerseys weren’t Photoshopped. It wasn’t an elaborate promo for TBS’s “Deal With It.”
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn Nets. (Oh, and Jason Terry too).
Kevin Garnett has been here before. His departure from Minnesota seems to have been ages ago. This whole “change of address”...
Paul Pierce may have looked low-spirited during his introductory news conference Thursday in Brooklyn, but believe it or not, the former Celtics captain had to do some work to woo one of his Boston teammates and ultimately complete the trade that sent him to the Nets.
Once Pierce realized that a deal was in the works to send him to Brooklyn and give him one last chance at a championship...
The Brooklyn Nets new head coach Jason Kidd had a bit of unfinished business to take care of from last summer. Kidd received a DWI last summer after crashing his SUV into a utility pole following a party in the Hamptons. Kidd will serve an “interim probation” after pleading guilty to the DWI charge in court on Tuesday.
Per USA Today:
In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed...
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June as part of a surprising multi-player deal. The three players are expected to solidify an already strong roster and potentially lead Brooklyn to a title run. The trade was jarring because not many expected to see happen Pierce and KG [...]
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on D.J. White.
White was acquired from the Boston Celtics on July 12th in a trade that also netted Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Over his five-year NBA career with Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Boston, White holds averages of 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 136 games (11 starts).
With the acquisitions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry and returning caliber pieces, the Brooklyn Nets seem to have thrown all of their chips in for a championship scenery.
The trio, along with new head coach Jason Kidd and general manager Billy King, addressed the city of Brooklyn and the media on Thursday at the Barclay Center.
Check out the newest members of the Nets below.
Paul Pierce was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June, ending his 15-season career with the Boston Celtics. After nine teams passed on Pierce in the 1998 NBA Draft, the Celtics decided enough was enough and took the former Kansas star. Their faith in Pierce paid off; he developed into a franchise player, franchise icon, [...]
I’ll be honest. I don’t know what the Brooklyn Nets will be this season. Usually I always have some kind of idea. There is your usual short-list of championship contenders, and then the rest of the pack in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets TALENT wise, should be on the short-list of championship contenders. When we [...]
The Boston Celtics acquired a $10.3 million trade exception in their trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Celtics will have 365 days to use to the traded player exception.