Found May 02, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Paul Pierce is a Celtic legend and will one day have his number hanging from the rafters. But, will he ever wear a different uniform? We've seen that Danny Ainge has been very hesitant to move Pierce in the past. We've heard rumors of deals that could've sent him to the Nets, or Mavs. We heard that the Celtics could've gotten Josh Smith for Pierce this trade deadline. However, each time trading Pierce is dangled in front of his face, Ainge backs down. The reason he's kept Pierce is not only because of his history with the franchise, but also because he's given the team the best chance to win. However, Pierce might not be enough anymore and Ainge might have to finally act this off-season. With the team falling to the seventh seed and then to a 3-0 deficit to the Knicks and still likely looking at a first round exit, management can't be as confident in this group anymore. Kevin Garnett is apparently taking as long to get ready for practice as he does ac...
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