It's official: Garnett, Pierce and Terry to go to the Nets.
The Boston Celtics have have finalized a deal to send three of their players to the Brooklyn Nets for a soup and a sandwich.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was immediately reached for comment.
"It was good" he said in a thick accent. "Americans make good sandwiches, I'll give them that much."
Asked what kind of sandwich he got for the three octogenarians, Prokhorov beamed with pride and said "How do you Americans say it? Balogny!"
He was less forthcoming about the type of soup in the deal. "One must be understanding, that this deal cannot technically be done until the NBAs lets us be doing it in a couple weeks. They let me have the sandwich in good faith, because I told them I was hungry, but the soup they are saving until the deal is being official. More details will be shared in time. Please visit my twitter account at Михаил_Прохоров for informations."
Doc Rivers, who was recently traded to the second Los Angeles team, commented: "This is a good deal for everyone involved. The Celtics get three 1st round draft picks and a bunch of players, and the Nets gets some players who are proven leaders."
Asked how many minutes the team could expect to get out of their new players next season, Nets GM Billy King replied: "What's important here is not so much how many minutes we get, but how much leadership these guys bring. They may only play 3 or 4 minutes per game, before they need to be taken out to prevent exhaustion and injury, but in those few minutes they will show the young guys how to play. They will lead by example."
Some were more skeptical. "What these white boys thinking?" said a Brooklyn fan named Jamaal Jenkins living in Brooklyn. "We don't get the Doc but we get all the stiffs? More money than brains if you ask me!"
It remains to be seen how exactly things play out.The Story