Forget about the “Big Three.” The Brooklyn Nets are about to become the “Big Five.”
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Boston Celtics’ superstar Kevin Garnett has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will come to Brooklyn along with Paul Pierce and Jason Terry as part of a blockbuster trade.
The Nets will send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace,
Reggie Evans MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans via a sign-and-trade, Kris Joseph and three future first-round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018) back to Boston.
Brooklyn could potentially start the season with a starting five of Brook Lopez, Garnett, Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, with Terry as the sixth man. Combined, these players have 35 total All-Star appearances.
A deal cannot be official until July 10, after the NBA’s moratorium on signing new contracts during the free-agent season. Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause when the Nets agreed to guarantee the $12 million owed to him for the 2014-2015 season.
Jim Mancari, ContributorWow, what a deal! I’m honestly not sure how to feel about this.
Two players that were once hated rivals in Pierce and Garnett are now Brooklyn Nets. What just happened?
But meanwhile, those two guys are extrememly talented and can add a new dynamic to the Nets’ roster. Yes, they are up there in age, but each should have at least two good years remaining. Talk about a “win-now” mentality.
Plenty more to come on the finer details of this trade. But watch out for the new “Big Five” in Brooklyn!