Apr 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) drives in against Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the third quarter of game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 98-96. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce Rumors: Brooklyn Nets wants JJ Redick in sign-and-trade


The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to figure out a way they can land Paul Pierce in a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets but right now it’s not looking like their chances of pulling off such a trade are that great.

Brooklyn thinks they can keep Pierce and aren’t going to give him up cheap as a result. That’s something that has the Clippers looking at ways they can up their offer or sweeten the deal for Pierce but the price seems to be rather steep.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, unless the Clippers are willing to deal J.J. Redick or a first-round pick, they can forget forget about acquiring Paul Pierce in a sign-and-trade.

Trading Redick isn’t the worst demand in the world that the Clippers could have hoped to hear but it’s still not something they seem very keen on doing. The fact of the matter is, Pierce may not want to come out to Los Angeles and abandon Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn, which is a factor we keep forgetting about.

Los Angeles locked down Spencer Hawes this past week which shows they’re in the mood to make a deal but Brooklyn is playing hard to get when it comes to Paul Pierce. Unless they lower their demands for a sign-and-trade then we forget about any progress getting made on a swap.

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