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Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by bobheckler on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Nets, Celtics Talk Trade For Paul Pierce
Feb 20, 2013 5:12 PM EST


The Brooklyn Nets have held trade talks with the Boston Celtics on a deal for Paul Pierce, according to sources.

The Nets are offering Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first round pick for Pierce.

But the Celtics reportedly want more for Pierce if they are to trade him.

"The Celtics still highly value Pierce and it wouldn't make sense to trade him for that kind of a package if they're keeping Kevin Garnett," one league source said.

The Celtics are interested in Mirza Teletovic and possibly an additional first rounder.

Pierce has spent his entire career with the Celtics, but has been mentioned in trade talks as recently as last season with the Nets as well.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports





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MY NOTE: Mirza who? NOT a big rebounder. 2/3 of his fgas are 3s. EEK! A stretch 4!

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/teletmi01.html

Marshon Brooks is a gunner, drafted by the Celtics and traded on draft day to NJ.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brookma01.html

TWO first rounders? No way NJ gives up all that and TWO first rounders for 35 year old Paul Pierce.



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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by 112288 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:58 pm


TRADE RUMOR: NETS OFFER KRIS HUMPHRIES IN PACKAGE FOR PAUL PIERCE 02.20.13 at 6:00 pm ET
By Ben Rohrbach
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Paul Pierce

The Nets offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick — the same package made to the Hawks for Josh Smith — to the Celtics in exchange for Paul Pierce, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

The C's want Brooklyn to sweeten the pot with Mirza Teletovic and another first-rounder, but the Nets won't add to their original offer, according to Wojnarowski, who reported a near Pierce deal with the Nets last season that involved Mehmet Okur's expiring contract and a lottery pick that was instead dealt to Portland for Gerald Wallace and became Rookie of the Year candidate Damian Lillard.

The Celtics also separately inquired about Nets backup point guard C.J. Watson, but the conversation went nowhere, Wojnarowski said.

As for Brooklyn's offer for Pierce, no word on how quickly Celtics president Danny Ainge hung up the phone. The Nets seem eager to get out from underneath the $12 million remaining on Humphries' deal next season, especially since the controversial big man's production has been slashed in half since averaging a double-double during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. Meanwhile, the C's could've had MarShon Brooks in the 2011 NBA draft, but instead shipped his rights to the Nets in exchange for JaJuan Johnson. And the Nets currently own the 21st pick in this June's draft. In other words, a terrible offer.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by mrkleen09 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:38 pm

No thanks.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by 112288 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:41 am

TRADE MAKES NO SENSE.

We do not need to add $22M of Humphies salary for another 2 years. That is why you are trying to get rid of Pierces $15M salary next year.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by Outside on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:51 am

If a trade was really seriously being discussed, both teams would sit the players involved. Humphries, Brooks, and Pierce all played tonight.

I'd be shocked! shocked! if the Celtics were involved in a major trade at this point.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by 112288 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:54 am

You still up Outside.

Yep...only some minor moves...maybe Jet...maybe Bass...maybe Melo.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by Outside on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:55 am

I'm on the West Coast. It's 10:55 p.m. here.

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Re: Nets and Celtics Talk Paul Pierce

Post by MDCelticsFan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:05 am

I'd let the Nets keep Humphries. Make them give the Celts Brook Lopez instead!

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