I think the ship sailed on trading Pierce for anything of substance. And if the rumors are true, we already tried trading him multiple times and Pierce always finds a way to kill the deal. It's not so easy as just trading him to a team like the Nuggets... he's gotta want to report to the Nuggets. Pierce has a foot in retirement already. He would have quit had KG not returned. Fair to say that if we tried trading him to a team he didn't want to play for, he'd just say "Nah I'll retire if you trade me" and the other team would back out.