The Boston Celtics, a team staring at a rebuilding process, are discussing a deal that would send veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the New Jersey Nets, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Garnett has a no-trade clause, so packaging him with Pierce might increase the chances of Garnett approving a trade to a contender, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski wrote. The deal being discussed with the Nets could include at least five players and three first-round draft picks still to-be-determined.
Such a deal is complicated with many moving parts, including the Garnett factor. He was reportedly willing to agree to go to the Clippers with Rivers, but it was unclear how willing he is about heading to Brooklyn with Pierce to play for new Nets head coach Jason Kidd.