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Celtics-Nets trade: Final details emerge in Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett deal

The pieces involved in the big trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets appear to be finalized. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and three first-round picks are still the basis of the deal.


The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets trade underwent a few minor changes since it was first reported on Thursday afternoon, but it seems everything has now been sorted out. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and three first-round picks are still the important parts of the deal, but a few small changes have been made to the ancillary parts.

The final trade will send Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in exchange for the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans (to make the salaries work) along with three first-round picks, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Nets players Tornike Shengelia and Reggie Evans were included in earlier iterations of the trade, but apparently were scrapped for Brooks and Joseph instead.

The three picks will come in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 drafts, but it's not as simple as saying the Celtics get Brooklyn's first-round pick in those drafts. Boston will receive the worse of Brooklyn or Atlanta's first-round pick in the 2014 draft, since the Hawks have the right to switch first-round picks with the Nets in the 2014 NBA Draft. Boston will then have the right to swap first-round picks with the Nets themselves in the first round of the 2017 Draft.

All in all, the new wrinkles likely aren't going to make a huge difference in the minds of fans that have already made up their mind about the deal, but at least the details seem to finally be sorted out.

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