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July 12, 2013 Celtics trade Kevin Garnett, Paul (Credit: AP)

July 12, 2013
Celtics trade Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce Jason Terry and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018) plus the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.
With the Celtics in rebuilding mode after head coach Doc Rivers joined the the Los Angeles Clippers, the Nets made a blockbuster move for two of Boston's Big Three in Garnett and Pierce.
General manager: Billy King

Biggest trades in Nets history

From Tiny Archibald to Shawn Bradley, the biggest trades in Nets franchise history.

Trades listed in chronological order.

By Bobby Bonett and Nick Klopsis

Sept. 10, 1976 Kings trade Tiny Archibald to
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Sept. 10, 1976
Kings trade Tiny Archibald to the Nets for Jim Eakins, Brian Taylor and two first-round picks
The Nets acquired Archibald, a future Hall of Famer, after several dominant seasons in Kansas City. In fact, during the 1972-73 season, Archibald became the first and only player to lead the league in both points and assists. Archibald’s stay was short, though, as the Nets shipped him to the Buffalo Braves less than a year later. The two first-round picks the Nets sent to Kansas City wound up being Otis Birdsong and Phil Ford.
General manager: Roy Boe

Oct. 2, 1979 Jazz trades Rich Kelley to
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Oct. 2, 1979
Jazz trades Rich Kelley to the Nets for Bernard King, John Gianelli and Jim Boylan
After two seasons averaging more than 20 points per game, 22-year-old Bernard King was shipped to the Jazz in a package for Rich Kelley. The 7-footer lasted less than a season with New Jersey, averaging just 10 points and seven rebounds per game. King scored nearly 20,000 points in his career, and led the league in scoring in 1984-85.
General manager: Charles Theokas

Dec. 24, 1981 Lakers trade a second-round pick
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Dec. 24, 1981
Lakers trade a second-round pick to the Nets for Bob McAdoo
Nine months after they had signed him as a free agent, the Nets dealt future Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo to the West Coast. McAdoo won two titles with the Lakers as one of the team’s key players off the bench.
General manager: Bob MacKinnon

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Feb. 6, 1983 Warriors trade Micheal Ray Richardson
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Feb. 6, 1983
Warriors trade Micheal Ray Richardson to the Nets for Sleepy Floyd and Mickey Johnson
The Nets parted with a young “Sleepy” Floyd for Micheal Ray Richardson, an All-Star point guard who led the league in assists and steals during the 1979-80 season. Richardson was named an All-Star as a member of the Nets in 1985, but a year later was banned from the NBA for life for violating the league’s substance abuse policy multiple times.
General manager: Bob MacKinnon

Jan. 23, 1991 Trail Blazers trade Drazen Petrovic
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Jan. 23, 1991
Trail Blazers trade Drazen Petrovic to the Nets as part of a three-team trade.
The Nets landed Croatian-born Drazen Petrovic during the 1990-91 season in a three-way deal that cost the Nets Greg Anderson and a first-round pick. He earned a spot in the team’s starting lineup the next two seasons and put up huge offensive numbers. Petrovic averaged more than 20 points per game and shot better than 44 percent from three each season. His life was cut short by a fatal car accident in June 1993.
General manager: Willis Reed

Oct. 8, 1992 76ers trade Jayson Williams to
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Oct. 8, 1992
76ers trade Jayson Williams to the Nets for two second-round picks
The Nets only needed to part with spare change to pick up the 24-year-old 6-9 center. Williams was slow to develop for New Jersey, but he broke out during the 1996-97 season, averaging 13.4 points and 13.5 rebounds. Williams was named to the All-Star team the next season, but was forced to retire at just 30 years old — shortly after signing a massive contract extension — because of a career-ending knee injury.
General manager: Willis Reed

Nov. 3, 1992 Hawks trade Rumeal Robinson to
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Nov. 3, 1992
Hawks trade Rumeal Robinson to the Nets for Mookie Blaylock and Roy Hinson
Taken by the Nets with the 12th overall pick in the 1989 draft, Mookie Blaylock was the Nets’ starting point guard by his sophomore season. But the Nets opted to deal the 24-year-old guard for Rumeal Robinson. Blaylock averaged at least 11 points per game and five assists each of the next 10 seasons; Robinson started just 28 games in 1 1/2 seasons with New Jersey.
General manager: Willis Reed

Nov. 30, 1995 76ers trade Shawn Bradley, Greg
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Nov. 30, 1995
76ers trade Shawn Bradley, Greg Graham and Tim Perry to the Nets for Derrick Coleman, Sean Higgins and Rex Walters
Despite three straight seasons averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Coleman fell out of favor by the end of the 1994-95 season. He was shipped in a package to Philadelphia, with the Nets receiving 7-6 center Shawn Bradley. Bradley served as a solid defender in the paint for New Jersey for 1 1/2 seasons; Coleman averaged a double-double just one more time in his career.
General manager: Willis Reed

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Feb. 17, 1997 Mavericks trade Sam Cassell, Chris
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Feb. 17, 1997
Mavericks trade Sam Cassell, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross to the Nets for Shawn Bradley, Ed O’Bannon, Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves
In one of the great heists in team history, the Nets parted with four players who had already peaked for two real impact players: Sam Cassell and Jim Jackson. Cassell and Jackson both had short-lived stints with New Jersey, though: Jackson averaged 16.5 points in 31 games, and Cassell averaged just under 21 points in 102 games.
General manager: John Calipari

June 27, 1997 76ers trade Keith Van Horn,
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June 27, 1997
76ers trade Keith Van Horn, Michael Cage, Lucious Harris and Don MacLean to the Nets for Jim Jackson, Eric Montross, Anthony Parker and Tim Thomas
Two days after he was selected second overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1997 draft, Keith Van Horn was dealt in a package to the Nets. Van Horn spent five seasons in New Jersey — the five best years of his career — and averaged 18.2 points and 7.6 rebounds.
General manager: John Calipari

March 11, 1999 Timberwolves trade Stephon Marbury to
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March 11, 1999
Timberwolves trade Stephon Marbury to the Nets as part of a three-team trade.
Two seasons after acquiring Sam Cassell, the Nets traded him, Chris Gatling, Brian Evans and a first-round pick in a three-team deal for 22-year-old Stephon Marbury. Marbury excelled with the Nets, averaging more than 22 points in each of his three seasons with the team, including an All-Star appearance in 2001.
General manager: John Calipari

July 18, 2001 Suns trade Jason Kidd and
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July 18, 2001
Suns trade Jason Kidd and Chris Dudley to the Nets for Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman and Soumalia Samake

In what signaled the beginning of a new era in New Jersey, the Nets built the foundation of a team that would emerge as an Eastern Conference power. Kidd led the Nets to five straight playoff appearances from the 2002-06, including back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.
General manager: Rod Thorn

Aug. 6, 2002 76ers trade Dikembe Mutombo to
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Aug. 6, 2002
76ers trade Dikembe Mutombo to the Nets for Keith Van Horn and Todd MacCulloch
Following his worst statistical season with the Nets, Van Horn was traded to Philadelphia for Mutombo. The 7-2 veteran center played in just 24 games for New Jersey.
General manager: Rod Thorn

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July 15, 2004 Nuggets trade three first-round picks
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July 15, 2004
Nuggets trade three first-round picks to the Nets for Kenyon Martin
The No. 1 overall pick four years earlier, Kenyon Martin was shipped to Denver after four productive seasons for three draft picks. Martin, who had averaged 16.7 points during the 2003-04 season, averaged more than 13 points just one more time in his career. The Nets wound up using two of the picks to acquire Vince Carter.
General manager: Ed Stefanski

Dec. 17, 2004 Raptors trade Vince Carter to
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Dec. 17, 2004
Raptors trade Vince Carter to the Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams and two first-round picks
In search of a No. 1 scoring option, the Nets acquired Vince Carter early in the 2004-05 season. Carter, who was unhappy in Toronto, made the All-Star team from 2005-07 with the Nets, and averaged more than 20 points each season with the team.
General manager: Ed Stefanski

Feb. 19, 2008 Mavericks trade Maurice Ager, DeSagana
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Feb. 19, 2008
Mavericks trade Maurice Ager, DeSagana Diop, Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, Keith Van Horn and two first-round picks to the Nets for Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright
Looking to rebuild, the Nets parted with veteran point guard Jason Kidd in a midseason package that centered around young point guard Devin Harris and a pair of draft picks. Harris averaged 21.3 points per game during the 2008-09 season, his first full season with the Nets. The two picks wound up being Ryan Anderson and Jordan Crawford.
General manager: Rod Thorn

June 26, 2008 Bucks trade Yi Jianlian and
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June 26, 2008
Bucks trade Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons to the Nets for Richard Jefferson
After a career year in New Jersey where he averaged 22.6 points per game, Richard Jefferson was traded to the Bucks following the 2007-08 season. The deal was a cost-cutting move, saving the Nets more than $10 million. Yi underachieved in two seasons with New Jersey, while Jefferson averaged more than 15 points just once more in his career.
General manager: Kiki Vandeweghe

June 25, 2009 Magic trades Rafer Alston, Tony
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June 25, 2009
Magic trades Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee to the Nets for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson
The final piece to go from the Nets’ mid-2000s teams, Vince Carter was dealt to the Magic during the 2009 offseason. Courtney Lee was solid in his lone season with the Nets, averaging 12.5 points in 33.5 minutes per game. The real prize of the deal wound up being Ryan Anderson, though, who was named the league’s Most Improved Player following the 2011-12 season.
General manager: Kiki Vandeweghe

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Feb. 23, 2011 Jazz trades Deron Williams to
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Feb. 23, 2011
Jazz trades Deron Williams to the Nets for Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, two first-round picks and cash
In a bold move that paid off, the Nets mortgaged their future in exchange for All-Star point guard Deron Williams at the 2011 trade deadline. Williams’ contract was only guaranteed through the 2011-12 season, however, he signed a max extension with the team in the summer of 2012.
General manager: Billy King

March 15, 2012 Trail Blazers trade Gerald Wallace
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March 15, 2012
Trail Blazers trade Gerald Wallace to the Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and a first-round pick
For the second time in as many years, the Nets gambled at the trade deadline, parting with a first-round pick for Gerald Wallace. Wallace’s contract was only guaranteed through the end of the season, but the Nets inked the swingman to a long-term deal the following summer.
General manager: Billy King

July 11, 2012 Hawks trade Joe Johnson to
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July 11, 2012
Hawks trade Joe Johnson to the Nets for Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Jordan Williams, DeShawn Stevenson and a first-round pick
In a move engineered to encourage Gerald Wallace and Deron Williams to re-sign with the team, the Nets parted with young talent and a draft pick for Hawks guard Joe Johnson. Both Wallace and Williams signed extensions shortly after the news broke.
General manager: Billy King

July 12, 2013 Celtics trade Kevin Garnett, Paul
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July 12, 2013
Celtics trade Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce Jason Terry and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018) plus the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.
With the Celtics in rebuilding mode after head coach Doc Rivers joined the the Los Angeles Clippers, the Nets made a blockbuster move for two of Boston's Big Three in Garnett and Pierce.
General manager: Billy King

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