The Boston Celtics ultimately held onto veteran players Paul
Pierce and Kevin Garnett, as well as guard Rajon Rondo, through this season’s
trade deadline. However, the club nearly dealt Pierce in a three-team trade
that also involved the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
As much as any of the proposed deals discussed in February, perhaps this had been the closest Pierce had come to parting with the Celtics, sources told Yahoo! Sports.