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The deal that the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets agreed to during last month’s NBA Draft has become official today with the opening of the NBA offseason trade window.
The deal sends Celtics veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn and signals a definite start to the C’s rebuilding period.
Here’s a full breakdown of the deal:
2014 first round pick (either the Nets’ or Hawks’, whichever is higher)
2016 first round pick
2018 first round pick
(Celtics also get the rights to swap first rounders with the Nets in 2017)
It’s a blockbuster deal that marks a changing of the guards in Boston. Pierce has played his entire career in Boston since being drafted by the Celtics 10th overall back in 1998 and is second on the Celtics all-time leading scoring list with 24,021 points.
Garnett was traded to the Celtics in a blockbuster deal back in 2007 and, alongside Pierce and Ray Allen, helped lead the C’s to their first NBA Championship since 1986 in his first season with the team. He became a strong leader and mentor during his tenure in Boston.
Both players will undoubtedly have their numbers in the rafters in Boston sooner rather than later, so it’s a pretty sad day in CelticsLand watching these future Hall-of-Famers leave town.
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Photo courtesy of CelticsLife.com BROOKLYN, N.Y.—According to a report from CelticsLife.com, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett will wear No. 2 instead of the No. 5 he wore with the Boston Celtics or the No. 21 he donned for the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is according to Tim Bontemps, the Brooklyn Nets beat writer for the New York Post who made this announcement via Twitter...
The trade is finally official today. Classy move by the organization, I'd expect nothing less.
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