Kevin Garnett will approve the trade to Brooklyn and will become a Net along with Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Brooklyn will send 3 first rounders, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, and probably a bit more to Boston.
The Nets give up Wallace, Evans, Humphries for KG and Pierce and Terry. They allegedly win this half of the deal by a LOT, so they give up THREE 1st rounders to compensate. But do they win the player swap by THAT much? KG will get them 10 and 10 every night until he breaks down (which should be soon). But can’t Evans / Humphries do that? I think they can. And before you talk about KG’s Defense, Wallace was very good at defense too, and was tough like KG. Pierce is good but not great, and he and Joe Johnson could have problems with their similar styles… they both need the ball to succeed. Pierce is also on his way out; he should break down VERY soon. Also, can these guys play for a coach who is THEIR AGE, who they were drafted basically at the same time as, and who they were rivals against until like 2 weeks ago? And Terry seems pretty washed up.
Best case scenario for Brooklyn, they get a solid upgrade for ONE year. But I don’t think the upgrade is that great, and long-term, it’s definitely a bad trade. Not sure about the cap long-term, I have to look at that, but I don’t think Brooklyn made a very good deal… certainly nothing us Knicks fans should be worried about.