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NBA trade rumors: Nets after Celtics' Paul Pierce, according to report

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The New Jersey Nets are offering a package including Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Paul Pierce.

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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.