According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Nets and Celtics are discussing a deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.
Boston and Brooklyn discussing a blockbuster deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Nets, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
The details? We don't know, but you have to imagine Kris Humphries and his $12 million in expiring, plus picks, and some young assets -- MarShon Brooks, Mirza Teletovic, Toko Shengelia, etc.?
The Celtics are in the midst of rebuilding now that Doc Rivers is in Los Angeles and the Celtics are looking to get younger.
Possible Nets package includes expiring deal of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia and three first-round picks, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
Later, Woj noted that the deal will have to wait for the Celtics to make a decision on Pierce's contract. The Celtics have a team option on Pierce's contract for 2013-14. They must decide by Sunday whether to pay him his full $15.3 million contract or buy him out.
Celtics, Nets couldn't potentially complete deal 'til moratorium ends July 10, source says. Teams need Pierce's 13-14 salary to make it work— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
Chad Ford adds that none of the picks in the trade would be 2013 picks.
Hearing Nets 22nd pick in this year's draft is NOT in play in Celtics-Nets talk. Future picks for Boston.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 27, 2013
- Nets pursuing trade for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports