Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 7/16/13
The trade is done, the guys have been introduced, and now the process of moving on begins (well, maybe it begins after the Nets introduce everyone on Thursday).  Now we’re starting to get a better feel for what the Celtics really got out of this deal. I’m hoping this post can be a handy guide for fans who are trying to figure out what the C’s got as far as “assets” and how they can be used.  Maybe this can help ease the pain of watching Pierce and Garnett in Brooklyn. Asset #1:  A $10.3 million trade exception What is a trade exception? If you don’t want to drown in legalese, you can read Larry Coon’s detailed explanation in his indispensable NBA Salary Cap FAQ. But trade exceptions essentially give teams a one-year window in which to complete a trade by acquiring the difference in salary sent out. The creative wizards in the Celtics’ front office — a group helmed by president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, assistant general manager Mike Zarren and director of player personne...
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