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Celtics Making Pierce Available In Trade Talks

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by fawadhm, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. fawadhm

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/...t-as-grizzlies-maneuver-between-winning-taxes

    • Team executives involved in exploratory trade talks report that the Knicks (Amar'e Stoudemire), Lakers (Pau Gasol), Raptors (Bargnani) and Celtics (Paul Pierce) are open to discussing their high-profile names. In every case but one, the early indications are that none could be moved without a bad contract going back in return. (In Stoudemire's case, his health and the $45 million left on his contract after this season almost certainly will prevent any deal from happening.) The lone exception, executives say, may be Pierce, whose ruthless scoring prowess and championship experience come with another attractive feature: only $4 million of his $15.3 million salary is guaranteed next season. With the Celtics playing better since Avery Bradley returned from injury, president Danny Ainge once again finds himself trying to determine whether the remnants of the 2007-08 championship team have enough to make one more run. Some rival executives believe the Celtics recently waived Jarvis Varnado and Kris Joseph to create roster flexibility for a potential trade. If Ainge decides to stand pat, a deal involving Pierce -- which would mark the true end of the Big Three era -- could be re-examined around the draft or during free agency
     
  2. AFS

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    Not a good fit for our team.
     
  3. Mr. Clutch

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    He would make us the oldest team in the league.
     
  4. rocketsballin

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    nah we dont need more wing scorers...but i wanna see the offers first :)
     
  5. CantBeRight

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    This can't be right.
    I can only see Paul playing in green...
    He's done so much for the franchise, Danny has to let him retire in Boston.
     
  6. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Pierce is nice but I would rather have


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  7. amaru

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    Would be weird to see Pierce in another jersey.
     
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  9. amaru

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    Make it go away admins!!!
     
  10. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Getting Pierce never occurred to me. Why would Boston do it? The guy is the face of the franchise, or should be. He's a Boston lifer.

    (be a nice pickup for a run this season if he were cheap. bring Parsons off the bench, let PP go after the season for the cap space, or keep him another year and have more cap space then... nah, too crazy. we have other needs. he'll never leave Boston anyway)
     
  11. jayhow92

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    It hurt posting it, but I had to make a point. :(
     
  12. JayGoogle

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    Whose that :confused:
     
  13. Felixthecat

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    MY EYES!!! THEY BURN!!!! :mad:
     
  14. kianainhi

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    Huh? :confused: I thought Pierce would retire as a Celtic.
     
  15. CheukLau

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    all time greatest asset of the houston rockets, who got dumped in the wasted land of the nba after his injury.
     
  16. Karolik

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    Houston should've traded him and a first round pick after the 2nd championship, #1 asset while the value is at its peak, for Michael Jordan.. Would've had 4 rings by now. Instead they sell low and trade him at his lowest, not much of an asset there.
     
  17. A_3PO

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    You think the Bulls would have traded MJ?

    SMH. Don't do drugs.
     
  18. Carl Herrera

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    No, but...

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  19. smoove shoez

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    Bad photoshop. :mad:
     
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  20. LosPollosHermanos

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    **** Paul Pierce, not many people i hate as much as him.
     
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