Dec 19, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34), power forward Kevin Garnett (5), and shooting guard Jason Terry (4) celebrate against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Close to Landing Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry


According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics are close to reaching a deal that would send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.

In exchange, Boston would receive Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries,Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans, Tornike Shengelia, and three future first-round draft picks. Humphries has an expiring contract comparable to that of Pierce’s.

Garnett has a no-trade clause on his contract. Clearly, this deal that is getting close to being done is contingent upon whether or not he would be willing to waive the clause.

Playing in Brooklyn with Pierce may be enough to convince Garnett to do so. Add in the fact that the Nets would become instant contenders and Jason Kidd is at the helm, and it is a strong possibility.

The deal would allow for Boston to clear cap space, particularly after this season when Humphries’ deal expires. Danny Ainge is looking for any opportunity to hit the refresh button and begin building around point guard Rajon Rondo, who is returning from a torn ACL.

Garnett has yet to be approached about waiving his no-trade clause to go to Brooklyn, and reportedly will not be until the deal is agreed upon.

 

Tags: Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Danny Ainge Gerald Wallace Jason Kidd Jason Terry Keith Bogans Kevin Garnett Kris Humphries Paul Pierce Rajon Rondo Reggie Evans