Looking back, the trade saw Pierce head to Brooklyn along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. For Boston's return, they received Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and, most importantly, three first-round draft picks.

Pierce, who retired at the conclusion of the LA Clippers' postseason run this year, reminded Celtics Nation that he had a part in delivering that number one pick to Boston.