Clippers: Gerald Wallace
Why this trade would work.
Boston is looking to rebuild and looking for expiring contracts and young talent. In this trade they are getting both. While it is possible that they could get more in return for the combination of these two players, Garnett has the right to veto any trade he is a part of. He has said that he does not want to be traded; however, with a chance to continue to play with Pierce and for a contender maybe he would change his mind. The Nets could offer other draft assets and cash considerations as well.
Clippers may be an ideal fit for Gerald Wallace who can be had for cheap due to last years performance. However, the ability to play at a fast pace with Chris Paul is an ideal fit for the athletic forward and will only bring lob city to new levels of altitude.
From the Nets perspective, this trade will put them that much closer to becoming a legitimate contender without sacrificing too much.