Originally posted on RealGM  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Jeff Van Gundy analyzed the trade that will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. "I do think they're a championship-caliber team," Van Gundy said. "If they play well and remain healthy, which is always a challenge for an older team, I think they have the best starting unit talent in basketball." Pierce and Garnett will presumably join Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson in the Nets starting lineup. Van Gundy believes Garnett, 37, has at least two good seasons left. "Last year he played very effective basketball," Van Gundy said. "He's certainly better than what they had by a long shot. And he brings a different edge and a different seriousness for every team he's ever touched. People rave about what he did for a loose Celtics' locker room. Immediately upon his arrival, he turned it into a serious locker room. That wasn't Paul Pierce and that wasn't Ray Allen; it was Kevin Garnett. "I think he has two effective years left. And I hope for his sake, because he's been such a credit to the game, that it's a great experience for him there."
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