Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn bound. The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.
The Scoop:The Nets also get Jason Terry and D.J. White from Boston while sending Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and first-round draft picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018 to the rebuilding Celtics. Boston also gets the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.
White has missed two straight games with a knee injury.
The Scoop:It's uncertain how long he will be out.
Jan 24 7:41 ET
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Bass, Lee, Celtics visit children in Boston hospitals (Comcast SportsNet New England) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: Comcast SportsNet New England) BOSTON Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee were all smiles Thursday afternoon, and it wasn't just because of the time they spent with patients at the Boston Children's Hospital, either. The Houston Rockets have temporarily suspended all trade talks involving Omer Asik, meaning the proposed deal that would have sent Bass, Lee and a future first-round pick to Houston is no longer being considered. That leaves Boston (12-15) with a roster that, while still among the more competitive teams in the East (that's not saying much, I know), still lacks a high-impact, defensive-minded center. Boston will continue to look at options that can either upgrade the roster talent-wise, or improve the team's financial positioning. More...