Originally posted on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 1/19/12


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. The Celtics love him, obviously.

Of course, it’s probably more likely that Greg Stiemsma becomes the 2013 MVP and Metta World Peace gets elected President of the United States of America by virtue of write-in votes. If the Celtics traded Pierce, they would undoubtedly be looking to accrue young talent and assets. The Lakers have exactly no young talent to speak of, unless they’re (unfathomably) interested in doing this:

… or if a third team is interested in Pau Gasol and would send young players Boston’s way. Pierce being traded to the Lakers doesn’t seem likely, at all.

Thank God.

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