NBA Trade Rumor: Nets want JJ Redick or 1st round picks from Clippers for Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Paul Pierce. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese.

As we heard earlier in the week, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers have discussed a sign-and-trade for Paul Pierce, but the Nets aren’t interested. They, however, may become interested if J.J. Redick or some first round draft picks suddenly became involved, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Redick, 30, is a shooting guard that averaged 19.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per 36 minutes with a true shooting percentage of 59.8. His PER was a career-high 16.6. He would be a solid replacement for Shaun Livingston.

Right now, the Nets aren’t concerned with him, or the draft picks, though and are focused on trying to re-sign Pierce instead. They have his bird rights so while the Clippers can only offer him as much as $6 million, the Nets can┬ápay him much more. So unless he wants to walk away from an extra $6 million or so, the Nets have a little bit of leverage here.

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