In response to Mployee8's comment:
You said that but as usual it would appear that you are not completely right. The important part of that deal was the TPE that would develop for the C"s in return for taking draft picks for Pierce. So they might not get 1st round picks but #31 and #33 this year gives us an opportunity to move up in this draft and still get that TPE ... and that's the important part of the deal which would enable Danny to work a deal for another major asset.
> Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports, while unable to confirm, that the Cavaliers would send the Celtics the 31st and 33rd selections in the 2013 NBA Draft in return for Pierce. The Milwaukee Bucks have also expressed interest in Pierce, per the report.
> It is presumed that the Celtics would receive a sizable trade exception if they did indeed move Pierce who is due $15 million ($5 million guaranteed) in 2013-14. Boston is potentially looking at a rebuilding period, having entertained the possible trade of forward Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers for younger, less-costly options. Pierce, if moved to Cleveland, would seemingly represent a one-year rental of a player who averaged 18.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game (19.14 PER) in 2012-13. He will be 36 years old next season. <
Our discussion was only about trading Pierce before July 1.
I never said the Celts won't get a trade exception if they did the deal after July 1.
You said the Cavs can trade two 2nd rounders for Pierce, like what Bill Simmons said, on or before June 30. rame and I told you it's not possible. Now you're going to spin it by including the 2013-14 season?
Of course the Celts will get a trade exception if they do it after July 1.
But waiting for July 1 or later means the option of waiving Pierce is gone.