Re: Paul Pierce to Golden State
posted at 5/17/2013 6:36 PM EDT
There's no way Golden State will trade Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson after the way they both shined during this playoff run. Both of them were incredible and they are locked in at minumum wage for at least 3 more seasons , no way they will trade either of these guys, especially Harrison Barnes.
Even Anderw Bogut , who at one time (I think ) was undervalued because of his injuries , has finally broken out and shown the whole NBA how talented he really is - Bogut is one of the top 5 centers in the entire NBA
David Lee finally proved he can put up All Star numbers on a playoff team , I can't see them trading him either.
The ONLY scenerio I see is KG going to Golden State straight up for Bogut, I think the salaries match exactly.
That would be a great trade for the Celtics......and I kinda doubt the Reverend Mark Jackson would even make that deal after seeing Bogut perform at the highest level (playoffs) , not to mention Garnett's unbreakable habit of profanity , vulgarity and abusive language on the court and in the locker room - Reverend Jackson might not want to accomodate Garnett's "wickedness" and have him rub off on the young guys........maybe 10 years ago , but not at the age of 37. I'm not joking about this either, Jackson is a devout Christian and he has brought those values into his coaching style with great success - every single guy on the Warriors has bought in and Jackson might not want Garnett around with his profane language and potential skeletens in his closet.....
Believe it or not, San Francisco might not want a guy like KG - I think LA may be a more appropriate landing spot for KG - how about KG and Bass or Terry for Pau Gasol ?
Or KG for Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe ?
It wouldn't nother me at all if Paul Pierce once again ends up as the Last Man Standing, just like he was after the last Celtic remodel....
Pierce is every bit as great as Larry Bird was, he is truly a legendary Celtic and STILL doesn't get the respect from Celtics fans for all he has done both on and off the court.
I think it is KG who is the "progress stopper" , not Pierce
Pau Gasol would make a great Celtic, would love to see him play with Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo......he would be the best Celtic low post threat since Kevin McHale.