Apr 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) and small forward Paul Pierce (34) celebrate against the New York Knicks during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Agree to Trade Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn Nets


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.

Per Wojo:

The talks are centering around a package that would include Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shengelia, the expiring deal of Kris Humphries 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 Reggie Evans and do a sign-and-trade involving Keith Bogans 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.

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