The blockbuster breakup of the Boston 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.
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 Celtics. Boston also gets the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.
METTA SAYS HIS PIECE
Waived by the Lakers this week, Metta World Peace told two Los Angeles reporters that he has no desire to play in the NBA next season.
“I don’t really want to play for anybody,” he said, according to ESPN Los Angeles. “I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to go to China, or coach or play arena football.”
Meanwhile, the Lakers signed free-agent center Chris Kaman. His deal with the Lakers is reportedly for one year at $3.2 million.
ROOKIE LARKIN INJURED
Mavericks rookie guard Shane Larkin broke his ankle in the last practice before the team flew to Las Vegas for summer league games. He likely will be sidelined until training camp.