The Nets and Celtics trade has reportedly been agreed upon which will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. They will be joined by Jason Terry as they venture to their new team, while the Celtics are set to bring in three first-round draft picks.
According to USA Today, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause in order to join Paul Pierce in the blockbuster deal that has been agreed on in principle.
Outside of receiving three first-round draft picks, the Celtics will also receive Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, and Reggie Evans. As it stands, both teams seem to be improving with the move.
The Nets are set for next season with their new head coach and former NBA standout Jason Kidd, while the Celtics have recently lost their coach in Doc Rivers to the Clippers.
With Rivers gone, in which Garnett was expected to go with him, the Nets and Celtics trade was a great opportunity for Boston to rebuild their roster. The Rivers’ trade has opened the team up to many options, but they’re now set to bring in a bevy of players along with future picks that could lead to a new generation of basketball in “Beantown.”
The Brooklyn Nets have the roster to make a run at an NBA championship, but their need for more experience has always been an issue. With Deron Williams at the point, a few more pieces would easily make them a top contender.
They’ve surely made a splash with the blockbuster deal as both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are seasoned veterans who should make an instant impact. This could make for a deadly combination, especially if Jason Kidd quickly translates into a decent head coach.
He’s widely respected in the NBA and he’s more than likely going to be a players’ coach. Do you think the Nets and Celtics trade has made Brooklyn a top contender?
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