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The answer to that question, regarding the Boston Celtics and their "Big Three" as they stumble out the gate this season with a 4-8 record, is I guess, yeah, possibly. While I personally didn't think we'd be engaging in this type of conversation at all this season, or at least not this early, I suppose it is fair to begin speculating on whether or not Danny Ainge should begin investigating the the possibility of actually trading Paul Pierce prior to the March 15th deadline, and in turn blowing the whole thing up out in Boston.
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen's contracts come off the books this summer, but Pierce still has two more years at $32 million guaranteed following this season. If Boston did somehow decide to move Pierce, they could pretty much pursue any free agents they wanted to this off-season. They'd maybe even have the cap space to go out and sign a whole new Big Three too possibly, or at least some form of a legitimately large two.
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Paul Pierce was born and raised in Inglewood during the Showtime Lakers era, and now there may be a chance that he goes back and plays for the team he grew up rooting for.
The thought of Paul Pierce being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers turns my mind into Satan and my heart into a pit of sharks tearing away my inner flesh. But that’s the latest rumor. (Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio)Also, the Lakers reportedly are trying to find a way to land Paul Pierce. Not sure yet, what they are willing to give up. But again, it won’t be an easy deal to make...
Gary Tanguay is convinced Danny Ainge will move Paul Pierce at the trade deadline. Pierce would have to agree to any such deal because he has a no trade clause.
The question is... Would Pierce be willing to join a contender?
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski says GM's are calling Danny Ainge and asking about Paul Pierce:
As Kevin Garnett and Allen become free agents this summer, money will peel away from the salary cap. Between then and now, the bigger question promises to be: Does ownership and general manager Danny Ainge go for the complete rebuild and trade Pierce before the March 15 deadline...
Paul Pierce is by far my favorite Celtic on the current roster. Ever since he was drafted by Boston with the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft I have followed him from the young star that led one of the greatest comebacks I have ever seen against the Nets after getting cussed out by [...]
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It is indeed a vulture culture these days around Celtics Nation, with NBA executives viewing the C's as ripe for the picking off of its superstars.Which brings us to Paul Pierce, whose name has been on the...
During the last few weeks fans and media alike have questioned whether this was the end of the Big 3 era. Many have said that the Celtics should "blow it up" and start from scratch. We've even heard whispers about the Celtics potentially shopping Celtics legend Paul Pierce. It's a tough time for Celtics Nation.
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By Henry Schwan There are reports that the Celtics are receiving inquiries from other teams about Paul Pierce. This is a no-brainer. Danny Ainge should trade him while the 34-year-old former All-Star still has some value. I wouldn't settle for less than a future first round pick and a young player who shows some upside. On the surface, this kind of return could be a reach, especially...
Not too long ago, Paul Pierce was talking about the Boston Celtics’ title chances. Now, as the team trudges through a 4-8 start, there are faint whispers that Pierce could soon be on his way out of Beantown. From Yahoo! Sports: “As Kevin Garnett and Allen become free agents this summer, money will peel away from the salary cap. Between then and now, the bigger question promises...
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Record: 4-8 (3rd Atlantic, 9th East)
Record: 4-10 (4th Atlantic, 10th East)
At home: 3-4
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The Celtics hang on to a 44-38 lead over the Raptors despite a 23-15 second quarter from Toronto. Rajon Rondo scored 15 points in the first half on 5-for-6 shooting, but went cold in the second quarter only scoring once. Paul Pierce has been the ball mover tonight, picking up six assists and four rebounds [...]