The Los Angeles Clippers want to reunite free agent forward Paul Pierce with president and head coach Doc Rivers, but a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets is looking "unlikely," per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Clippers just agreed to terms on a deal with free agent big man Spencer Hawes, and, according to Yahoo Sports, will try to negotiate a sign-and-trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers in order to preserve their mid-level exception to offer it to Pierce.

Pierce was an obvious target for Rivers, who coached him for nine seasons with the Boston Celtics. A previous report from ESPN's Ramona Shelburne indicated that the Clippers would "likely would include some combination of Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes and last year's first-round pick, Reggie Bullock." Now it appears Brooklyn wants more than that.