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Mag NBA preview: Nets

By Tom Haberstroh
ESPN The Magazine

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BY SENDING its 2014, '16 and '18 first-round picks to Boston for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, Brooklyn mortgaged its long-term future and netted the league's most expensive roster (~$190 million) -- and the oldest current lineup in the league (minutes-weighted age of 31.9). Upside: five former All-Stars, including defensive virtuoso Garnett, who the Nets hope will shore up their 17th-ranked D. Downside: They'll be six months older come playoff time.

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