Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics Reportedly in Trade Talks That Include Both Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett
On Thursday afternoon, Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski dropped some big news on the Twitter world, saying that the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics were in trade talks that included both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
It was earlier in the week in which rumors initially began to surface that the Nets were interested in Garnett and whether or not he would waive his no-trade clause in a deal to come to Brooklyn. While that remains to be seen, there is the potential that Pierce could join him and that certainly would intrigue Garnett to do so.
The trade talks are indicating, according to Wojnarowski, that Boston would send both Pierce and Garnett to the Nets to play for head coach Jason Kidd in exchange for the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace and Tomike Shenglia. The deal would also include three first round draft picks.
That certainly would qualify as a blockbuster deal and it’s one that is more than appealing for both sides.
If the Nets can add both Pierce and Garnett and keep the core of a squad that earned the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference this past year, well then, Kidd would have quite the group to work with in his first season on the sidelines.
As for Boston, well we know that they are rebuilding, so adding three first round picks is huge for their efforts moving forward. The Celtics want to gain assets and cap space and the expiring contract of Humphries, along with the draft pick additions, is exactly what they’d be gaining in this deal.
It’s going to be interesting to see what amounts from this initial report.
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