WALTHAM, Mass. -- In this era of instant gratification, what's immediately available to the Boston Celtics after a blockbuster swap with the Brooklyn Nets will do little to excite a fan base reluctant to endure this transition process after six consecutive years of contender status. But this deal was built around future assets and not just the three first-round draft picks (2014, '16, '18) and a chance to swap first-round picks with the Nets in the 2017 draft. ...
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