The Boston Celtics officially announced today that they have moved on with the trade of Kevin Garnett (forward/center), Paul Pierce (forward), Jason Terry (guard) and D.J. White (forward) to the Brooklyn Nets. In exchange, they will receive forwards Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans (guard/forward), MarShon Brooks(guard), Kris Joseph(forward), along with three future first-round draft picks and the option to trade first-round picks during the 2017 NBA draft.
“We would like to thank Paul, Kevin, and Jason for everything that they have done for this franchise. We would not have won Banner 17 without Paul and Kevin and they will go down amongst the all-time great players to have ever worn a Celtics uniform,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “At the same time we are excited to welcome Gerald, Kris, Keith, MarShon and Kris to the Celtics family. They bring a wealth of talent, experience, depth, and flexibility to our team.”
“Paul and Kevin exemplified everything it means to be a Celtic,” said Celtics Managing Partner and CEO Wyc Grousbeck. “They were instrumental in bringing back Celtic Pride and providing our fans with the franchise’s first championship in over 20 years in 2008. We wish them nothing but the best in the future.”