NBA Insider) Pierce grumbling in Boston: There was a lot of rumbling in GM circles before the trade deadline on Thursday that Celtics star Paul Pierce wasn't untouchable anymore. With Danny Ainge completely overhauling the Celtics, Pierce has suffered the most, and his grumbling has gotten more vocal in the past few weeks.
Below is a site that shows he's grumbling.
With Pierce unhappy in Boston, and the way Ainge is running things I think he will trade Pierce this summer. Pierce is 6'6, and weighs 230. He was born on 10/13/77 which will make him 27 this coming season. He'll make $12,584,688 this coming year.
So what would it take for the Pacers to get him?
A lot I know. I don't think Ainge would be interested in Croshere or Pollard so that means we would have to trade a bunch of our young players. The following trade works all though I don't know that it would be enough.
Harrington, Foster, F. Jones, for Pierce.
That would make our lineup look thus assuming we lose J.Jones in the expansion draft and resign Brewer and not Anderson.
We would need to get a couple bigs during the summer, but I really like the lineup. What's everyone think? Would Harrington, Foster, and Freddy be enough?
I would have to think about switching Artest for Harrington if that's what Ainge wanted, but I don't think he would want that. Artest is all about winning and he gets rowdy when losing. Boston would probably lose to much to please him. I think Ainge would realize that, although he doesn't appear to have to much on the ball as a GM so far.