KG and PP were in visable decline for the last three years. We saw flashes of brilliance from the future Hall of Famers but the legs, the consistency, the efficiency was clearly fading. When age finally catches up, ability declines rapidly. They'll be 38 next year. I think both of them are done. finished. through. kaput. all she wrote. Danny got rid of them just in time.
KG's PER went from 25th best PER in the NBA at 20.61 in the 2010-2011 season, to 40th last year and this year he is a miserable 300th PER in the league.
Likewise, PP went from 33 in 2011 to to 45 in 2012 to 163 so far this year.
Perhaps the biggest steal in the trade was unloading Terry's awful contract. BTW, Terry's PER went from 109 to 128 to 239 to 296 this year. He stunk with us and he is worse now, especially at $5+M/yr.
Anyone who questions the trade that netted us 3 first round picks and a big expiring contract for three washed-up, over-paid players is nuts. It was the trade steal of the decade+ if not the best trade in Celtics history.