Nets To Acquire Pierce, Garnett In Mega-Deal With Celtics

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press.

The trade can’t be completed until July 10, after next season’s salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed early Friday. But the person says the Nets will get the two perennial All-Stars, signaling the breakup of the Celtics’ veteran core.

The person was granted anonymity because details of the trade were not being made public.

Nets general manager Billy King refused to comment on the deal during his press conference to discuss the drafting of Mason Plumlee.

Yahoo! Sports, which first reported the talks, said the Nets would also get veteran Jason Terry from Boston and send Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, the expiring deal of…

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