Nets Originally Only Wanted Paul Pierce In Infamous 2013 Trade With Celtics

The Boston Celtics fleeced the Brooklyn Nets in the two teams’ infamous 2013 trade, but the deal originally only was going to feature one NBA legend.

According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Nets initially head their eyes set on just Paul Pierce — not Kevin Garnett.

“The first deal negotiated with the Celtics was just for Pierce, and the Nets only had to give up one draft pick, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks,” Bondy writes. “But then Doc Rivers left...

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