Mag NBA preview: Nets

BY SENDING its 2014, '16 and '18 first-round picks to Boston for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, Brooklyn mortgaged its long-term future and netted the league's most expensive roster (~$190 million) -- and the oldest current lineup in the league (minutes-weighted age of 31.9). Upside: five former All-Stars, including defensive virtuoso Garnett, who the Nets hope will shore up their 17th-ranked D. Downside: They'll be six months older come playoff time.

2013-14 Insider forecast: Brooklyn Nets ยปInsider

Mag NBA previews: No. 5 New York Knicks

Follow The Mag on Twitter (@ESPNmag) and like us on Facebook.