Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/28/13
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why people actually think the Celtics are losers in this trade. It comes down to our great American reality television NAME LOVING society! We love NAMES! Give us NAMES. We can coddle NAMES and tell people about the NAMES! NAMES! NAMES ! NAMES! The proposed deal sends Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Nets, getting Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Marshon Brooks, Keith Bogans, and Kris Joseph PLUS 3 first rounders (2014, 2016, 2018). That’s a lot of NAMES, right?! Lets step back and throw away the NAMES. This isn’t 2007. Garnett and Pierce probably have 2 to 3 sluggish, brow beating years left in this league. That means any team that deals for these two is a team that believes they’re contenders (even with these guys, the Nets are outside contenders at best).  You’re not getting a slew of young talent in return (Look, the Clippers didn’t want to give you Eric Bledsoe, and they have the best point guard in the league playing ahead of him). You’re not locking down another all star type player. The options are  limited. You can trade these guys to the Nets, [...]
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