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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 20...
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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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The Boston Celtics took out a full-page ad Friday in the Boston Globe to thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett after the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets was finalized. The ad showed photos of Garnett lifting the
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce helped the Boston Celtics win a NBA championship, but it was time to move on. The Celtics traded both players to the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics are in major rebuilding mode at the moment.
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July 12 marks an important date for the Boston Celtics’ and Brooklyn Nets’ history as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett move on from a tremendous era and say hello to a new beginning.
The Celtics, one of the most storied franchises in all sports, upped their loyalty and respect to their players. Their latest gesture includes a full-page ad in the Boston Globe.
Hours later, when...
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Here’s the Boston Globe ad in which the Celtics thanked Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. “Thank you for your heart, for your passion, for your sacrifice, for playing through the pain, for bleeding green, for honoring tradition, for an amazing ride, for restoring Celtic pride for Banner 17.” The Celtics also shared the message via Twitter, which for some...
Boston Celtics new head coach Brad Stevens spent time with Rajon Rondo at the All-Star point guard’s summer camp Thursday and said Rondo was, “really, really intelligent, really, really insightful.” Stevens joined Dennis & Callahan of WEEI (93.7 FM) on Friday morning and said he met up with Rondo in Louisville, KY. “I just enjoyed spending
Boston Celtics: Grading the KG/ Pierce to Brooklyn Trade
By: Deion Hulse: Hoopstuff Contributor
As we all know, Boston has entered the rebuilding process once again. One thing about this summer’s process, is that the Celtics have more pieces to build around, such as Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger.
The year all Boston fans have dreaded, has finally come, as Ainge had...
Yesterday, while attending Boston's summer league victory, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee sat down to speak about Paul Pierce's and Kevin Garnett's legacies. Here's what they had to say.
Lee on wishing Pierce had retired a Celtic:
“As a player and as a fan watching him growing up, you kind of wish that he did. But it’s a business. The only thing I can say is it’s...
Celtics thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in today’s Boston Globe.
This is pretty great.
Jason Kidd helped convince Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause with the Boston Celtics.
“He’s a man of few words, but when he does say something, everyone listens,” Kidd said of Garnett. “My thing, my pitch was to have an opportunity to win a championship again and being able to not just win a championship, but teach these guys what it takes to win.”
Andray Blatche and Kevin Garnett have a rocky history, filled with insults and general disrespect.
Blatche and Garnett famously feuded in 2010, but patched things up last season.
“I can say Kevin, he surprised me,” Blatche said. “We were playing one game against each other, I believe it was last year, in Brooklyn. I was playing against him and he said, ‘Hey man, just keep...
In less than 48 hours, the Celtics and Nets will finalize their mega-deal, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will officially be gone. It's going to be tough to see them go, but at the very least most Celtics fans understand the deal. Boston needs to rebuild, and picking up three first round picks in exchange for two guys on the wrong side of 35 is a good deal for the long term...