NBA Rumors: Kevin Garnett Will Agree To Nets Trade

May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward/center Kevin Garnett (5) congratulates small forward Paul Pierce (34) after a basket during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. The New York Knicks won 88-80. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

According To Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Kevin Garnett “will agree to trade to Brooklyn and Celtics are sending KG and Paul Pierce to the Nets.” Wojnarowski also reports the Nets “have agreed to fully guarantee the $12 million owed Garnett in the 2014-’15 season.” Garnett could have bought out for $6 million. 

The trade will also include another future Hall-0f-Famer swingman Paul Pierce and veteran guard Jason Terry.

The Celtics will reportedly acquire three first round picks, power forward Kris Humphries, who has an expiring contract, Gerald Wallace, Tornike Shengelia, Reggie Evans and Keith Bogans, who will have to be dealt in a sign and trade.

Paul Pierce will have to have his option worth $15.3 million picked up by week’s end for the deal to go down. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports “because Pierce is making nearly $17 million this season, Brooklyn needs the deal to wait until after the start of free agency and the lifting of the moratorium on July 10, since the $15.3 million figure is used in the trade.”

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Topics: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

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