While the trade has will not be confirmed officially until July 12th, the Brooklyn Nets will welcome Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. The Nets will send Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, 3 first round draft picks (2014, 2016,2018) and Kieth Bogans (via sign-and-trade) to Boston. Chris Carrino voice of the Nets on WFAN joined Mike Watts and Kris Venezia to talk about the potential imapct of these aging stars for the Nets.
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The Celtics and Lakers are among two of the most respected, storied, and successful franchises in professional sports. The National Basketball Association’s two hallmark franchises combine for a total of 52 Finals appearances and 33 Larry O’Brien Trophies.
Last season the Boston Celtics went on to surprise many in getting to the Conference Finals, then taking Miami to a seventh game. Boston’s aging big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen were in year five of an original three year plan, and most media members declared their title window closed.
AP || Charles Krupa