Talk about things moving quickly.
No more than ten minutes ago we reported that the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets were moving closer to a deal that would send both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn and according to Yahoo Sports, that deal has reached the ownership level approval stage.
The talks are centering around a package that would include, Tomike Shengelia, the expiring deal of and three future first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18), sources told Y! Sports.
Jason Terry also will be in the package going to the Nets, sources said. The Nets would send back and do a sign-and-trade involving and one more minimum-level player as part of package, a source said.
Wojo earlier reported that the Celtics would not ask Garnett to waive his no-trade clause until the deal was at its completion stage, which is right about now.
Pierce’s hefty potentially expiring contract had a handful of teams showing interest, but the Nets, who’ve been reportedly attempting to acquire the small forward for months now have every intention of keeping him.
The deal, assuming it gets completed, can’t become official until July 10th though both sides are attempting to finalize the deal in principal tonight.