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Update: The Nets want J.J. Redick or 1st-round picks from Clippers for Paul Pierce.
You had to think the asking price for Pierce was going to be high, right? The Nets were contenders last year and are already going with a new coach. If they're going to overhaul this much, then they're going to have to get a lot of help both for now and the future. If the Clippers don;t pony up, someone else surely will.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender