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.