The Boston Celtics received an offer for Paul Pierce from the Brooklyn Nets, but they want a more substantial package in return, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn has offered Boston a deal including forward Kris Humphries, second-year guard MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick, sources told Wojnarowski.
"The Celtics still highly value Pierce and it wouldn't make sense to trade him for that kind of a package if they're keeping Kevin Garnett," one league source told Yahoo!.
Boston is reportedly interested in Mirza Teletovic and would like another first-round pick coming its way, but the Nets don't want to pay that high of a price.
It makes sense that the Celtics aren't shopping Pierce for little considering the other rumors surrounding them hints that they're wanting to make a run at some guard help for a playoff push. Gerald Henderson's name popped up in trade rumors involving Boston, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge reportedly offered Pierce to Brooklyn for a few contracts and a lightly-protected pick last season, but the Nets decided to take a similar deal in return for a younger Gerald Wallace, according to Nets Daily.
Wojnarowski also reports that Boston has interest in Nets guard C.J. Watson in a separate deal.