Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished - New York News

Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished

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BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The blockbuster breakup of the Celtics is complete. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn bound.

The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.

The Nets also get Jason Terry and D.J. White from Boston while sending Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and first-round draft picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018 to the rebuilding Celtics. Boston also gets the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.

The teams agreed to the deal on June 27 but it couldn't be completed until after next season's salary cap was set. The Nets plan to introduce their new stars next Thursday at Barclays Center.

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