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Report: Nets want J.J. Redick or first round picks from Clippers in exchange for Paul Pierce

Jul 5, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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The Clippers made an initial offering to try to trade for Paul Pierce that the Nets felt was underwhelming at best.

The pile of bodies known as Reggie Bullock, Matt Barnes and Jared Dudley was (obviously) of little interest, and unless L.A. was willing to bring something more legitimate to the table, Brooklyn’s interest level was reported to be firmly at zero.

So, what exactly would it cost in order for the Nets to consider reuniting Pierce with Doc Rivers in Los Angeles?

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Unless Clippers are willing to trade JJ Redick or first-round picks to Nets for Paul Pierce, a sign-and-trade is unlikely, sources tell Y

The future picks part wouldn’t be so hard to envision, since Brooklyn needs them (badly) and a Clippers team expecting to play deep into the postseason for the foreseeable future doesn’t have a whole lot of use for them.

Giving up Redick might be a little harder to swallow, and not only because of his value as a 15.2 points per game scorer. Rivers had to lobby hard with then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling to bring Redick aboard last summer, reportedly due to Sterling’s concerns over paying a player who was white.

All of that is in the past now for the Clippers, but the effects of Sterling’s behavior may linger on, and Redick remaining in Los Angeles might be one of them. Either way, it appears as though the Clippers will have to give up something of actual value if they want to add Pierce to the fold for next season.

  1. eugenesaxe1 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Multiple 1st-round picks for someone who’ll be retired by the time the picks are made?
    No bueno.

    • xmatt0926x - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      Seriously, people act like Pierce and Garnett aren’t running on empty at this point.

      • eugenesaxe1 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        Pierce has something left, but nowhere near multiple any-round picks.

  2. neverunderestimatetheheartofachampion - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Nets must be high if they think they’re getting multiple first round picks for Pierce.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Clips better give them the old Eminem one finger salute and say gfy.

  4. jetsfaninindy - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    I appreciate Brooklyn not making moves to make other
    teams better. No need to pick up the Clippers
    crap. Redick is nice player, and the Nets need
    assets in the worst way.

  5. kingperk123 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I knew it clippers better give up JJ because he DONE!

  6. loyalraven - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Dam, that’s a pretty good counter offer. Smart move on the Celtics part.

    • silkyjohnson937 - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      It’s the Clippers and the Nets. Celtics weren’t even mentioned hoss.

      • loyalraven - Jul 6, 2014 at 3:18 AM

        i guess it flew over your head.

  7. ufools - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    No!!! Don’t do it!!!!

  8. n2thaizzo - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    They DO know Pierce is a UFA, right?

    • muathjam21 - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      You do know the Clippers don’t have space to pay for Pierce, so they have to do a S&T deal, right?

      • tomasekradek - Jul 7, 2014 at 2:42 AM

        Is he really worth more than vets min?

  9. nfl4days - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Maybe 8 years ago.

  10. lastdukestreetking - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Pierce is unrestricted but LAC have no money to pay him so they’d like to do a sign & trade.

  11. kb2408 - Jul 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    I know P.P. and K.G. are kicking themselves for joining the Russian circus…otherwise known as the Nets.

    • casualcommenter - Jul 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      Why would they be kicking themselves?

      It was either stay on a rebuilding Celtics team with Rondo injured and Doc Rivers abandoning ship, or go to a team like the Nets that eventually made it to the second round of the playoffs, which is further than teams like the Celtics, Lakers, etc. realistically had a shot of making.

  12. clevelandrox - Jul 5, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    LOL, the E-trade baby have more sense than most of these GM’s #wackestoffseasonever

  13. eagles512 - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    At this point JJ is a much better player than pierce.

  14. jvw1982 - Jul 6, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    Pierce would be a nice fit in LA but not for JJ and giving up a first round pick for a guy who has 2 yrs left at best not to smart but don’t be surprised if they do it…..

  15. rajbais - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    I’d throw away the first because it’ll last as long as pierce does in Los Angeles.

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