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Celtics getting calls about trading Pierce

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08:14 AM ET 01.18 | Of Boston's Big Three, Paul Pierce might otherwise seem to be the least likely to move. As Kevin Garnett and [Ray Allen] become free agents this summer, money will peel away from the salary cap. Between then and now, the bigger question promises to be: Does ownership and general manager Danny Ainge go for the complete rebuild and trade Pierce before the March 15 deadline? Several contending teams have inquired about Pierce's availability. As one Eastern Conference official said, there are "lots of calls asking if [Boston] will blow it up." For Celtics ownership and Ainge, this moment of truth could be coming sooner than later. The Celtics have lost five straight games, dropping to 4-8.

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January 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET

not happening

January 18, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Stick a fork in em.

January 18, 2012  08:30 AM ET

No thanks on that, he is finished. Wouldn't mind Ray Allen though.

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January 18, 2012  09:01 AM ET

He can come to the Knicks or the Cavs

January 18, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Ziggy is not going to like this....

January 18, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Pierce will retire a Celtic.

January 18, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Pierce will retire a Celtic.

Yep... as he should.

January 18, 2012  09:28 AM ET

As a Celtic fan, I want him to retire a Celtic. Maybe we can join the Dwight Howard seep stakes.

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January 18, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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He can come to the Knicks or the Cavs

I'm on board w/ The Truth going to Cleveland to help A. Jamison get into the playoffs.

January 18, 2012  09:42 AM ET

**** NO!!!!

January 18, 2012  09:43 AM ET

The Celtics got the 3-4 years out of the "Big 3" that I think anyone could have expected when they traded for KG/Ray. At that time, they knew they would have to start over at some point.

At least they became relevant and got 1 title.

January 18, 2012  09:43 AM ET

AND IF AINGE DOES THIS ACT OF STUPIDITY, IT'S OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!!

January 18, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stick a fork in em.

How in the hell can/would Allen help a team?? He's too old to play defense and he can only help with his offense once in a while.

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January 18, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Do Not Come To LA, Bro.

 
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