Pierce to Memphis?

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    Pierce to Memphis?

    Pierce for Gay would make us younger.But how do we get a Big man...

    shooting guard and or pt guard?? Maybe Danny is thinking long term here...Especially with Rondo done for the season. Pierce would certainly  keep them in the running while lowering their payroll. These are certainly interesting times for the Celts..

    Plus Gay and J Green are essentially the same players...third team trade??

     

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/364436-if-celtics-deal-pierce-look-to-memphis?eref=fromSI

     
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    Pierce to MEM - Green and Bass to Utah -Gay and Jefferson to BOS

     
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    Right on cue Ortiz! 

     

    NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies expected to chase Paul Pierce

     By Jason Patt on Jan 28, 8:08a 

    Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

    The loss of Rajon Rondo to an ACL tear could lead Celtics general manager Danny Ainge to make some drastic moves. That could include trading away Paul Pierce, who the Grizzlies reportedly may have some interest i

     With the loss of point guard Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL, rumors are already swirling about the impending breakup of the Boston Celtics. The player at the center of those rumors is veteran Paul Pierce, who has been with Boston his entire career.

    CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports that the Memphis Grizzlies are likely to inquire about a potential Pierce deal:

    One team that rival execs expect to be at the forefront of the Pierce pursuit is Memphis, which delayed but did not solve its long-term payroll concerns by getting under the luxury-tax line with last week's trade with Cleveland. While Memphis can survive for the rest of this season without trading Rudy GayZach Randolph or Marc Gasol, it still cannot sustain such a top-heavy payroll for the next two seasons. Pierce would keep the Grizzlies dangerous -- arguably, make them more dangerous -- for the rest of this season, and allow them to reorganize their spending as soon as next season.

    Most likely going out in any Pierce-to-Memphis trade would be Gay, the man who has been the center of trade talks for the past couple of weeks. Many figured Gay would stick around for the rest of the season following the Grizzlies' cost-cutting trade last week, but with Pierce now possibly on the market, Memphis may be more willing to re-open discussions.

    As Berger mentions, replacing Gay with Pierce arguably makes the Grizzlies better right now, although both players are having sub-par seasons by their standards. Gay is having his least productive season since his rookie year, averaging 17.0 points on 40.4 percent shooting overall and just 30.1 percent from three. Pierce is at 18.7 points, but he's shooting only 41.9 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from three-point land.

    Still, Pierce has a ton of playoff experience and has a knack of hitting huge shots in the postseason. Perhaps some of that magic is gone now, but at this point, Pierce seems like a much easier guy to trust in big moments.

    This move also makes sense financially for Memphis. Both Pierce and Gay are set to earn more than $16 million this season, so there would be little difference there. But next season, Gay is guaranteed to earn more than $17 million whereas Pierce's contract is currently guaranteed for only $4 million. So this deal would help now and in the future.

    Naturally, Celtics fans are none too thrilled about seeing Pierce's name floated around in trade rumors. Over at CelticsBlog, Jeff Clark gave a rather simple response to Berger's rumor:

    Blah. I hate this

    To help somewhat comfort Clark and other Celtics fans, ESPN's Marc Stein tweeted out Monday morning that the Grizzlies were unlikely to chase Pierce because they would rather address other deficiencies if they were to move Gay. There's also the fear that Pierce would be unhappy with the move. Stein followed that up by saying while the Celtics have some interest in Gay, adding a big long-term deal seems unlikely at this point.

     
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    In response to Ortiz123's comment:

    Pierce for Gay would make us younger.But how do we get a Big man...

    shooting guard and or pt guard?? Maybe Danny is thinking long term here...Especially with Rondo done for the season. Pierce would certainly  keep them in the running while lowering their payroll. These are certainly interesting times for the Celts..

    Plus Gay and J Green are essentially the same players...third team trade??

     

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/364436-if-celtics-deal-pierce-look-to-memphis?eref=fromSI



    Probably not going to happen for various reasons....

     
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    I don't know why we would want Gay's contract when we have Green who plays the same position.

     
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    Pierce to MEM - Green and Bass to Utah -Gay and Jefferson to BOS



    Dont see this happening either but awesome if it did.

     
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    Pierce to MEM - Green and Bass to Utah -Gay and Jefferson to BOS

     



    Dont see this happening either but awesome if it did.

     




    Amend this to - Pierce to MEM, Gay to UTAH and Jefferson to BOS.

     
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    Pierce to MEM - Green and Bass to Utah -Gay and Jefferson to BOS

     



    Dont see this happening either but awesome if it did.

     

     




    Amend this to - Pierce to MEM, Gay to UTAH and Jefferson to BOS.

     




    + 1 Now that makes a bit more sense!

     
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    Pierce for Gay would make us younger.But how do we get a Big man...

    shooting guard and or pt guard?? Maybe Danny is thinking long term here...Especially with Rondo done for the season. Pierce would certainly  keep them in the running while lowering their payroll. These are certainly interesting times for the Celts..

    Plus Gay and J Green are essentially the same players...third team trade??

     

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/364436-if-celtics-deal-pierce-look-to-memphis?eref=fromSI

     



    Probably not going to happen for various reasons....

     



    This is a worthless comment.  Please share your thoughts (if any) with us explaining your "various reasons", other than the ones mentioned in the article... 

     
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    Re: Pierce to Memphis?

    In response to Eldunker's comment:

    In response to VeniceSox's comment:

     

    In response to Ortiz123's comment:

     

    Pierce for Gay would make us younger.But how do we get a Big man...

    shooting guard and or pt guard?? Maybe Danny is thinking long term here...Especially with Rondo done for the season. Pierce would certainly  keep them in the running while lowering their payroll. These are certainly interesting times for the Celts..

    Plus Gay and J Green are essentially the same players...third team trade??

     

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/364436-if-celtics-deal-pierce-look-to-memphis?eref=fromSI

     



    Probably not going to happen for various reasons....

     

     



    This is a worthless comment.  Please share your thoughts (if any) with us explaining your "various reasons", other than the ones mentioned in the article... 

     



    why are you attacking him? maybe you should explain THAT.

     

     

    anyways..Id rather give Jeff Green the minutes and see what he can do with them, instead of adding another big contract.

     
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    Re: Pierce to Memphis?

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    Pierce to MEM - Green and Bass to Utah -Gay and Jefferson to BOS

     



    Dont see this happening either but awesome if it did.

     

     




    Amend this to - Pierce to MEM, Gay to UTAH and Jefferson to BOS.

     



    After watching yesterday I would rather see Pierce go for a big man who can play with this group. The team will be very hard nosed and defensive minded now.  A big man who can play 25 to 30 minutes has always been our number one deficit.

     
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    In response to JamezHill24's comment:

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    Pierce for Gay would make us younger.But how do we get a Big man...

    shooting guard and or pt guard?? Maybe Danny is thinking long term here...Especially with Rondo done for the season. Pierce would certainly  keep them in the running while lowering their payroll. These are certainly interesting times for the Celts..

    Plus Gay and J Green are essentially the same players...third team trade??

     

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/364436-if-celtics-deal-pierce-look-to-memphis?eref=fromSI

     



    Probably not going to happen for various reasons....

     

     



    This is a worthless comment.  Please share your thoughts (if any) with us explaining your "various reasons", other than the ones mentioned in the article... 

     

     



    why are you attacking him? maybe you should explain THAT.

     

     

     

    anyways..Id rather give Jeff Green the minutes and see what he can do with them, instead of adding another big contract.



    Ha ... its fine man... I understand where this loser is coming from and will ignore. 

     
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    green should be starting at the 3. PP probably isn't willing to come off the bench, as he should be at this point in career. KG is still playing like a starter, but should have his minutes limited. i think our biggest needs right now are either a true center or a shooting guard who can make 3s and spread the floor. terry was supposed to be that guy, but he has been a bust so far.

     
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    It was a layup fest for the HEAT yesterday. I don't kow whow many offensive rebounds they had but it was ridiculous all the 2nd opportunities they had. We still need a big.

     

     
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    It was a layup fest for the HEAT yesterday. I don't kow whow many offensive rebounds they had but it was ridiculous all the 2nd opportunities they had. We still need a big.

     

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    Agreed...i think if you cant get a big who is a scorer that helps two areas we need....Jefferson Milsap or Gortat would be good.

     
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    It was a layup fest for the HEAT yesterday. I don't kow whow many offensive rebounds they had but it was ridiculous all the 2nd opportunities they had. We still need a big.

     

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    Agreed...i think if you cant get a big who is a scorer that helps two areas we need....Jefferson Milsap or Gortat would be good.

     



     

    DA has to call Utah and see it takes to get Big Al. He is 28, one of the best post men in the game, and would happily except a trade back to the team that drafted him.

     
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    Re: Pierce to Memphis?

    Why not this as a foundation for a trade:

    MEM: Paul Pierce

    UTA: Rudy Gay

    BOS: Al Jefferson

     
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    It was a layup fest for the HEAT yesterday. I don't kow whow many offensive rebounds they had but it was ridiculous all the 2nd opportunities they had. We still need a big.

     And what does Jefferson bring to the defensive end other than indifference?

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    Agreed...i think if you cant get a big who is a scorer that helps two areas we need....Jefferson Milsap or Gortat would be good.

     



     

    DA has to call Utah and see it takes to get Big Al. He is 28, one of the best post men in the game, and would happily except a trade back to the team that drafted him.




     
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    Keep Paul right where he is.  I saw him make a move on Lebron and score that confused James to no end.  Tired legs and all and the old age, I want Paul right here in Boston.



    +1

     
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    Why not this as a foundation for a trade:

    MEM: Paul Pierce

    UTA: Rudy Gay

    BOS: Al Jefferson



    Thats my choice too...Gasol or Jefferson are my choices..We should accept nothing less for the Captain...unless a lotto  pick comes with it...Danny has to kick the tires...

     
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    Why not this as a foundation for a trade:

    MEM: Paul Pierce

    UTA: Rudy Gay

    BOS: Al Jefferson

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    Doesn't this really fit? I think you include a 4th team possibly, and send JET to MEM and BBass to the 4th team and get a servicable PG or backup SF

     
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    Re: Pierce to Memphis?

    Toronto is interested in Gay also

     

     

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8891818/rudy-gay-subject-active-trade-discussions-toronto-raptors-memphis-grizzlies-sources

     

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