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Nets Originally Only Wanted Paul Pierce In Infamous 2013 Trade With Celtics

June 18th, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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The Boston Celtics fleeced the Brooklyn Nets in the two teams’ infamous 2013 trade, but the deal originally only was going to feature one NBA legend.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Nets initially head their eyes set on just Paul Pierce รข?? not Kevin Garnett.

“The first deal negotiated with the Celtics was just for Pierce, and the Nets only had to give up one draft pick, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks,” Bondy writes. “But then Doc Rivers left the Celtics for the Clippers, and Garnett came into focus because there was nothing left for him in Boston.”

And while Brooklyn ultimately persuaded Garnett to come aboard, the addition of KG in …

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