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The Boston Celtics lockerroom is going to look entirely different when the upcoming season begins, and it has little to do with drafting rookies in tonight’s NBA Draft. It has everything to do with three of the biggest names exiting Boston in June. Two of those individuals are iconic players who got the Celtics its most recent championship, and tonight it was announced they’re headed to Brooklyn via trade. They are Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

A trade had been in the works to send coach Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett out to Los Angeles. When the deal with the Clippers fell through and the future Hall Of Famers weren’t going to be part of the transaction, the writing was on the wall that although they might not follow their coach, their stay in New England’s hub was soon to be ending.

Despite being drafted by the Boston Celtics and playing his entire career in green, Paul Pierce is headed to Brooklyn to play for the Nets, and Kevin Garnett is going with him. This trade gives new Nets coach Jason Kidd two veterans with whom he can work to help manage the team with a veteran presence, instilling the type of work ethic and professionalism in the younger players which can only help Jason Kidd succeed.

Also included in the deal are Jason Terry headed to the Nets, whereas Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans and first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018 are headed up I-95 to Boston.