For some, it would be a dream scenario: Paul Pierce reunites with former coach Doc Rivers on the Los Angeles Clippers and gets a legitimate shot at winning a second NBA championship in one of his final seasons in the league.
For now, though, the possibility of that outcome will remain just that — a dream.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King confirmed on Thursday in appearance on ESPN New York’s “The Michael Kay Show” that his team has no interest in doing a sign-and-trade that would send Pierce to the Clippers.
“They made a call and inquired, but there’s nothing there at this point that makes sense for us,” King said, via ESPN.
King’s comments came just one day after Rivers and the Clippers reportedly engaged in talks with the Nets about acquiring Pierce.
The 36-year-old is an unrestricted free agent after his one-year contract with Brooklyn expired at the end of the 2013-14 season. The Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies have reportedly expressed interest in Pierce as well.
The former Boston Celtic averaged a career-low 13.5 points per game while playing in 28 minutes per game with the Nets last season.