Paul Pierce is a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer. He is a 10 time allstar, An NBA champion, The 2008 NBA finals MVP and one of the
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In 2008, the Celtics went 66-16. Led by Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett, they raised a 17 th cahmpionship banner by blowing out the Lakers by 39 in game 6
The Celtics Have struggled out the gate so far this year. Vice president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was quoted saying this:
“(Red Auerbach) had a chance to trade Larry (Bird) (to Indiana) for Chuck Person and Herb Williams and (Steve) Stipanovich and he had a chance to trade Kevin (McHale) (to Dallas) for Detlef Schrempf and Sam Perkins,” Ainge said Wednesday, according to the Globe. “I was like are you kidding? I mean I feel that way now. If I were presented with those kind of deals for our aging veterans, it’s a done deal to continue the success.” (Boston Globe)
Allen is 36, Garnett is 35 and Pierce is 34, so looking ahead to the future isn’t a bad idea for the Celtics. Pierce holds the most value at this point with two years left on his contract while Allen and Garnett contracts are up at the end of the season. A lot of teams would want a player like Pierce and would give up some young players and draft picks to have him.
Ainge made the right call in publicly voicing his opinion because he’ll not only get a reaction among fans and people around the league, he should also see his players respond in some form or fashion.
Whether that’s in a positive or negative way remains to be seen. Get ready for some crazy rumors to start swirling, as the speculation on the status of Boston’s big three is about to reach new levels.