So far the Celtics are 13-20 and the Nets are 12-21.

Since both teams have played an equal number of games this is a good point for comparison. I added up the cumulative totals for the players who have played for their respective teams and averaged them out per team game.

For the Celtics I used the stats from Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Marshon Brooks and Bogans. For the Nets I used the numbers from Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.

Per Team Game

Nets Players Celtics Players

MPG 52.21 38.27

PPG 19.24 10.36

RPG 10.76 7.76

APG 4.58 3.24

SPG 1.61 1.42

BPG .91 .85

TOVPG 3.61 2.70

FoulsPG 5.27 2.97

The players traded by the Celtics have clearly played more minutes. And have accumulated more stats. Had the trio(Garnett, Pierce, and Terry) played those minutes in Boston they would be taking time on the court from other players.

For fun, we could also compare the numbers of the traded players on the basis of equal minutes.(Coaching decisions). For this we could multiply the stats of Humphries, Wallace, Brooks and Bogans by 1.36 to equal the same 52.21 minutes per game from Garnett, Pierce and Terry.

Nets Players Celtics Players

PPG 19.24 14.09

RPG 10.76 10.55

APG 4.58 4.41

SPG 1.61 1.93

BPG .91 1.16

TOVPG 3.61 3.67

FoulsPG 5.27 4.04

If we add up the Rebounds, Assists, Steals and Blocks the Celtics group has 18.05 and the Nets group has 17.86. Pretty even.

Turnovers are basicall equal and the Nets group is more foul prone.

The biggest difference is Points. Garnett, Pierce and Terry average 19.24 per game. The Boston group averages only 10.36 actual and 14.09 with equal time. And the reason for this is Field Goals Attempted.

Garnett Pierce and Terry have combined to take 579 FGA, shooting 39%.

Humphries, Wallace, Brooks and Bogans have combined to take 265 FGA, shooting 51%.