Originally Posted by Tom Servo
I'm pretty pumped about the deal. I was really hoping the Nets could get Pierce this offseason, the fact that they're getting KG too and it's essentially costing only draft picks is icing on the cake.
I just wish Joe Johnson would cease to exist...
The deal is a no brainer. The Nets gave up nothing but draft picks that will be in the 20-30 range. Makes little sense for Boston since they took on Wallace's salary.
However, I think it really hurts the Nets defensively, and losing Reggie Evans energy and rebounding is a minus as well. Pierce looks like he doesn't have any tread left on his tires. They'll have to keep KG's minutes down during the regular season to get the most out of him in the playoffs.
I might revisit the Lopez - Dwight trade again. Lopez bad foot scares me, and adding a defensive/rebounding/shot blocker in the middle is just what the jump shooting Nets could use.