#1 Nets Acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce & Jason Terry
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: Are KG & Pierce damaged goods but big names because of past achievements or are they still valuable and even All-Star worthy despite their longevity in the NBA?
In other words, are they like Karl Malone and Gary Payton when they joined Shaq & Kobe in L.A. for a season (past their prime and periodically injured) or are they still substantial enough to be primary options on a championship contender?
While obviously both Garnett and Pierce are not A+ talent any longer, they still are threatening to any opponent and probably are equipped to not only provide big minutes for the Nets but also revolutionize the culture in Brooklyn.
While expensive and temporary, this experiment should be rewarding for next season. I think this trade propels the Nets to the next level and makes them the favorites to eliminate the Heat and eventually capture the NBA title in 2014.