A source close to the Boston Celtics has said that Danny Ainge has fallen in love with Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul and sees him as the reincarnation of Isiah Thomas. This same Celtics source has said that Ainge has offered Pierce, along with the Celtics first round pick, to the Portland Trailblazers for the third pick (which Ainge will use to select Paul) and Nick Van Exel. Ainge, who was quoted in the Boston Herald as saying "Delonte West is more of a two guard in our system," has basically opened up the door for Paul to come in and run the point for the Celtics over the next ten years (seeing as Marcus Banks is out after this year). Other sources have mentioned Antoine Walker being shipped in a sign and trade to Seattle for California born high school center Robert Swift.
Celtics Starting lineup by end of 2006 season:
I got this off the draftcity board. This trade seems one sided for Portland
to me. Paul Pierce is an established all star. What do you think?