Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  12 responses

Celtics and Nets Reportedly Discussed a Paul Pierce Trade

The Brooklyn Nets have been involved in approximately 1 trillion trade rumors so far this season. The latest, according to Yahoo! Sports, concerns Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics: “The Nets’ willingness to a deal centered on forward Kris Humphries, guard MarShon Brooks and a first-round draft pick, but the Celtics want a more substantial package to consider moving Pierce, league sources said. ‘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. Boston has shown interest in forward Mirza Teletovic and securing another possible first-round pick, but the Nets have shown no inclination to pay that steep of a price for Pierce. The Nets and Celtics discussed a deal for Pierce at the 2012 trade deadline, but the Celtics decided to keep him for another playoff run. Pierce, 35, is averaging 18 points for the Celtics this season, shooting his worst from the field – 41 percent – in the past eight seasons. Boston had interest in guard C.J. Watson in a separate deal, but Brooklyn doesn’t want to part with him, sources said.”

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  • Anthony Dixon

    nets do not need Paul pierce. He needs to retire there. The Nets need Paul Millsap http://www.netstakeover.com/2013/02/the-nets-need-paul-millsap.html

  • Marcuz

    this makes no sense….you don’t trade under the hill for over the hill…

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Boston is cold as ice if they trade Paul Pierce, almost like trading Kobe

  • roscoe

    so… do BKN fans think Humphries is no-good?

    that is surprising to me if its true… he is sort of a “lesser” david lee w/ a bad rap thanks to Kk imo.

    big bodies in the east is the key to beating MIA… so why trade him?

  • Anthony Dixon

    nah he has talent but he’s been inconsistent this year. Plus his contract is terrible and there are better players available.

  • LakerLuke17

    Yah no offense to humphries and his rebounding but he literally provides absolutely nothing else but rebounds. So he brings nothing to the table but some rebounds and a pathetic contract for 4 years and 10 million+ per year…. This makes humphries a burden and not a commodity. Sorry brooklyn, danny ainge isnt kevin mchale…. 0% chance ainge is that dumb.

  • AndyK415

    Those years were the absolute worst as a GM

  • AndyK415

    “Danny Ainge isn’t Kevin McHale” definitely just made me cringe….I’m a big T-Wolves fan…

  • Lloyd

    No loyalty in Boston. Makes you almost sympathize with Ray.

  • Seth

    Humphries has an awful contract. Trading him is a salary dump. The lesson learned is to never pay for average.

  • Seth

    Every rumor I’ve heard around Pierce is not something the Celtics can consider a win. I’d like to see him retire a Celtic unless there’s a deal they simply can’t pass up.

  • MikeC.

    I thought he was on a 2yr contract at $10mil/yr.