And that's officially the end of the Boston Celtics as we once knew them.
Brooklyn gets: C Kevin Garnett SF Paul Pierce SG Jason Terry
Boston gets: SF Gerald Wallace PF Kris Humphries PF Reggie Evans SF Keith Bogans SF Tornike Shengalia Brooklyn's 2014 1st round pick Brooklyn's 2016 1st round pick Brooklyn's 2018 1st round pick
Brooklyn can now boast a starting five of Deron Williams, Jason Terry, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett. That's some top-notch stuff, but a really short window. They'd better hope they win something next year.
Sub .500 playoff teams isn't new to the NBA in recent years, but yeah, it'll look especially bad if the East has the final two seeds at .500 or worse while the West currently has TWELVE teams with at least an even record.