Josh Newman, Field Reporter
The massive trade that will send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics to the Nets in exchange for four players and three draft picks needs to be tweaked a little.
A source with direct knowledge of the situation told SNY.tv in the wee hours of Friday morning that the trade does not involve Reggie Evans, but instead will include third-year reserve guard MarShon Brooks.
The source said that Evans was informed late Thursday evening that he would not be part of the trade.
Based on that fresh piece of news, the trade is the three Celtics in exchange for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, a signed-and-traded Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph and first-round draft picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The picks in 2016 and 2018 are reportedly unprotected. Additionally, the Celtics have the option of swapping first-round picks with the Nets in 2017.
The trade cannot be made official until the NBA’s moratorium on player transactions is lifted on July 10.
“Talks are ongoing and changes can still be made, but Reggie isn’t involved and MarShon is,” the source said.
The trade was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports early Thursday afternoon. The situation was fluid throughout the afternoon and evening, finally culminating in Garnett reportedly waving his no-trade clause shortly after the second round of the NBA Draft began at Barclays Center.
Brooks, who will make just under $1.3 million next season and has a team option in 2014-15 for just under $2.3 million, had been the subject of trade rumors as the NBA Draft approached. Reports said the Nets and Timberwolves had engaged in exploratory discussions to send the former Providence College star to the Timberwolves in exchange for the 26th overall pick on Thursday.
That trade never came to be. Instead, the Wolves selected Colorado’s Andre Roberson at No. 26 for the Golden State Warriors, who then traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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