NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Interested In Celtics Forward Pierce?

NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Interested In Celtics Forward Pierce?

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8472768The trade deadline has been centered on the Boston Celtics as of late. While Kevin Garnett won’t waive his no-trade clause, what if the Boston Celtics decide to trade Paul Pierce? Of course, that would be a complete 180 from what

This deal has been offered before to Atlanta when the Nets were trying to get Josh Smith from the Hawks. But now they seem focused on getting Pierce, who would be a helpful veteran that’s been in big games. They would certainly have depth on the small forward, with Pierce joining Gerald Wallace and swingman Jerry Stackhouse in that position. The Nets continue to be active in trade talks in hopes to get themselves higher than the middle tier of the Eastern Conference.

And if Pierce gets traded, the team would be able to convince Garnett to waive his no-trade clause. The exits of both Pierce and Garnett could signal the start of a rebuild for Boston. With Rondo out for the season, they have no reason why they shouldn’t break this core up. The team they have right now is a longshot to win the East and, at some point, they have to start over.

Paul Pierce has spent his entire career in Boston. He was drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in 1998. Pierce and the Celtics play their longtime rivals, the Lakers, on Wednesday night.