Garnett Shifts Power in East

A few weeks ago the Celtics were crying over not winning or coming in second in the NBA lottery. They lost out on the rights to draft Greg Oden or Kevin Durant, but now they may have become the big winners anyway.

At the end of July, the Celtics completed a huge trade to land Kevin Garnett. Garnett or The Big Ticket or KG is one of the premier forwards in the NBA and has been for all 12 years he's been in the league.

In 1995, the T-Wolves made Garnett a first-round pick directly out of high school and he never disappointed. If there was a letdown it was the lack of playoff success in Minnesota, but most of that is credited to bad moves by the front office that only once surrounded KG with enough talent to make a run in the Western Conference.

Following the 2003-04 season, Garnett was named the league MVP after becoming the first player to lead the NBA in total points and total rebounds in the same season for 29 years.

Now Garnett is added to a roster that already has Paul Pierce and recently acquired Ray Allen. That trifecta of talent should help Boston quickly become one of the elite teams in the league, especially in a very weak Eastern Conference.