Re: Pierce Buyout A No-Brainer No Matter What Ainge Says......
posted at 5/3/2013 12:41 AM EDT
In response to PHX85014's comment:
I don't think Pierce should be expected to sign a minimum wage contract, like he is some kind of burdon.....
In addition to the $5M buyout, Pierce deserves AT LEAST as much as the Celtics paid Brian Scalabrine for 5 YEARS !!!
$5M buyout plus a $3.5M Thank You still leaves enough left over $$$ to bring in an impact player
Pierce deserves more than minimum wage, he's earned it and he's better than that.
so how much combined, do you think pierce and KG can book on our payrollnext year and still leave room to build the 2, 3, 4, 5 help that we need. there's a lot of missing pieces. i don't see how lee or terry is worth keeping.
frankly, i don't see how rondo is worth keeping if you're going to keep jeff green. green only earns his keep if he can run. and it's clear to anyone with their head screwed on straight that rondo just does not want to run the ball any more.
rondo is a sad caricature of himself and all the potential he used to have at this point in time. and speaking of people's piece of the books- rondo @ 12m and then 13m for next year and the year after. i bet you can get a guy for half that money who won't strangle the tempo and can shoot 75 or 80% from the line.
there is so much work to be done to make this team worth keeping both pierce and kg for one more run. pierce and kg really can't take more than 5 or 6 million combined or we are sunk. that's not to say they don't have anything to contribute. but pierce and kg at 28 million this last year left nothing to do anything with by the time you pay rondo his 11 and change