Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 5/20/13
It's the trade rumor that just won't die. The Celtics shipping their captain, Paul Pierce home to LA to play for his boyhood team in the Lakers, and in exchange picking up the immensely skilled Pau Gasol. We heard it last summer from ESPN's Ric Bucher, who wondered aloud whether both teams would be improve in the swap. We heard it at the deadline this year as well, only in this rumor (from ESPN's Marc Stein) it was a three-way deal with Memphis that would have sent Gasol to Boston, Pierce to Memphis, and Rudy Gay to LA. In both cases, the deals never got done, with Pierce and Gasol staying put on their respective coasts. However, with both teams coming off disappointing seasons, don't be surprised to hear the rumor mill start to churn again. Bob Finnan, who covers the NBA as a Cavs beat writer, had this to say about the Gasol situation over the weekend. The Lakers' cap situation is atrocious. Don't be shocked if they trade forward/center Pau Gasol, who is recovering from a k...
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