Time to move onward?
Yesterday Jackie MacMullan wrote a piece for ESPN Boston entitled "Paul Pierce not giving up the ship." She touches on Pierce's contributions and struggles this series, and notes that each remaining game could be his last as a Celtic. MacMullan also gives a sobering reality check regarding the current state of the team:
"We all know the potential scenarios by now. When the Celtics finally succumb to the younger, faster, deeper Knicks, the front office will take a good, hard look at this broken roster, which has the smallest margin for error of any professional basketball team in these parts in recent memory, and they will make some tough decisions.
The inevitable word -- rebuilding -- seems imminent.
The Celtics likely will gauge interest in Pierce and KG on the trading block, as they did before the trade deadline. They could buy out Pierce for $5 million (he's due to make $15.3 million) or use their amnesty clause to waive him. Garnett, who took only s...