The Celtics will reportedly receive three first-round picks (2014,’16, and ’18), Gerald Wallace and his eye-sore of a contract, Kris Joseph, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans, and the expiring contract of one Kris Humphries. They will also have the right to trade first-round picks with Brooklyn in 2017 if the Nets have the higher pick.
The Nets in return will get the NBA’s version of the Golden Girls in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry. This deal will mark the end of an era in Boston, where Pierce has played his entire career since all the way back in 1998.
Pierce alongside Garnett and Ray Allen were brought together in 2007 and helped the Celtics win their first NBA Championship since 1986, but failed to reach that glory again during the era of “The Big 3”. Last season Allen left the Celtics as a free agent. Many blamed it on the issues that Allen reportedly had with point guard Rajon Rondo. Allen ended up helping the Miami Heat win their second Championship in a row.