Report: Nets talking to Celtics about Paul Pierce
The Celtics and Nets have discussed a trade that includes Paul Pierce, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
In the report, league sources said the Nets' initial offer included forward Kris Humpries, guard MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick, but the Celtics want more for the 35-year-old Pierce.
"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.
Boston had interest in guard C.J. Watson in a separate deal, but Brooklyn doesn't want to part with him, sources said.
This isn't the first time the two teams talked about a trade involving Pierce. The Celtics nixed a deal prior to the 2012 trade deadline.While Pierce is averaging 18 points for the Celtics this season, his 41 percent shooting from the field is his worst since the 2003-04 season.