Blockbuster Celtics-Nets trade complete

Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett, veteran NBA stars for years with the Celtics, will now suit up for Brooklyn.



NEW YORK — The blockbuster breakup of the Celtics is complete. 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.

And with a championship chapter in the Celtics’ storied history closed, it’s the Nets who are thinking big.

The Nets also got 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.


HAWKS: Re-signed guard Kyle Korver, allowing the team
to keep one of the league’s top 3-point shooters.

The four-year, $24 million deal, first reported last week, was signed on Friday.

Korver averaged 10.9 points and made 45.7 percent of his 3-point shots last season to rank second in
the NBA.


MAVERICKS: Rookie guard Shane Larkin has a broken ankle and will likely be sidelined until training camp.

Larkin confirmed reports of the injury on Twitter. The former University of Miami point guard, who was the 18th pick in June’s draft, sustained the injury Friday in practice before the team flew to Las Vegas for summer league games.


LAKERS: Signed free agent center Chris Kaman.

Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while starting 52 of 66 games for Dallas last season. He averaged a career-low 20.7 minutes.

His deal with the Lakers is reportedly for one year at $3.2 million.


THUNDER: Signed first-round picks center Steven Adams and guard-forward Andre Roberson. Oklahoma City took Adams with the 12th overall selection in June’s draft.

Adams averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during his first and only season at Pittsburgh.

Roberson, taken 26th, averaged 9.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:21

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