Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets are discussing a huge, blockbuster deal that would send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace and three first round picks.
As far as other pieces or other teams that are apart of this deal, no details have been released yet. There would need to be another team involved in the deal if the Celtics are going to get three first round picks out of this. The Nets have a first round pick this season at 22, but they don’t have one for 2014 or 15. They could be sending the Celtics their 2016 or 17 first but they owe second round picks to both of those teams.
The Nets have already dealt their 2014 and 15 picks to the Atlanta Hawks because of the deal for Joe Johnson last season. The Celtics will likely try to haul in plenty of assets in the near future so they are able to compete again relatively soon.
They have two first round picks so far because of the deal for Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers. These assets are potentially huge for future deals with other teams. You can never have too many first round draft picks.
Woj also reports that there has been no indication of whether Kevin Garnett has approved of this deal or not. The deal is not anywhere close to imminent as of now. However, if the Nets are receptive to this deal then the Celtics need to pull the trigger.
The Celtics don’t have much time to make a decision on Paul Pierce, but if you can parlay his deal into this then you may as well do it. Three first round picks are very, very useful.
Happy draft day.