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CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »

Offline BleedGreen1989

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not sure this is really news but interesting enough. Not so interested in Gay but if they wanna chat about Gasol?  ;D

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One team that rival execs expect to be at the forefront of the Pierce pursuit is Memphis, which delayed but did not solve its long-term payroll concerns by getting under the luxury-tax line with last week's trade with Cleveland. While Memphis can survive for the rest of this season without trading Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol, it still cannot sustain such a top-heavy payroll for the next two seasons. Pierce would keep the Grizzlies dangerous -- arguably, make them more dangerous -- for the rest of this season, and allow them to reorganize their spending as soon as next season.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 09:24:28 PM »

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Gay or Gasol . Most likely Gay. I think if Green starts at sf he can put up stats close to gay's at half the price. If Gasol is on the table do it , no doubt.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »

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It we were able to get Gay for Pierce no way Danny turns that down how is that even possible though?
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 09:26:49 PM »

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Gay or Gasol . Most likely Gay. I think if Green starts at sf he can put up stats close to gay's at half the price. If Gasol is on the table do it , no doubt.

I agree to an extent on Green being able to produce stats as a go-to guy.

Gay has experience as a closer that Green just doesn't (yet).  That has value, but I'd rather gamble on Green and spend elsewhere.

Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 09:27:54 PM »

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Celts i doubt want Gay. Like many said, his stats don't justify his pay.

Its going to end up being like the cleveland trade where memphis will have to give up more to have somebody take gay off their hands.

If they want pierce it will have to be through a three way trade

Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 09:28:14 PM »

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Sorry, but never trade Pierce.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 09:32:24 PM »

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At least he'd be traded to a contender, the only way I'd want Pierce traded. I hate to say it but at this point it might be whats best for both him and us...

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 09:34:38 PM »

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Best news all day.

Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 09:35:55 PM »

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At least he'd be traded to a contender, the only way I'd want Pierce traded. I hate to say it but at this point it might be whats best for both him and us...

What's best for us probably depends on the individual fan's perspective, but I feel fairly certain that Paul Pierce wouldn't think it was in his best interest if he got traded.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 09:39:38 PM »

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Does Gay have any viability as a SG? If not I'm not sure what value he has over Green especially at such a high price. If he could become a go-to scorer at the SG then he is definitely worth a look. If not I like Green's D and offense..

Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 09:39:53 PM »

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At least he'd be traded to a contender, the only way I'd want Pierce traded. I hate to say it but at this point it might be whats best for both him and us...

What's best for us probably depends on the individual fan's perspective, but I feel fairly certain that Paul Pierce wouldn't think it was in his best interest if he got traded.

Chance at another ring before retiring? I guarantee Ainge sits down with him and discusses the idea.

It's possible that he doesn't want to be traded and wants to ride out his final days in Boston. If that's true, then if I were Ainge I'd respect that and wouldn't trade him. However, it's just as possible that he wants to spend his final days helping a team not on the verge of a rebuild win it all.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 09:40:07 PM »

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Sorry, but never trade Pierce.

his legs are gone man. I think KG could stay with us longer TBH.

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It would have to be Gay coming back to Boston now that I think of it . Would rather send gay to a 3rd team and get a big man like big al, Josh Smith  in return. They are both very good ,relatively young big men on expiring deals , so you can see how they fit in the system for the rest of this year .

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 09:42:36 PM »

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At least he'd be traded to a contender, the only way I'd want Pierce traded. I hate to say it but at this point it might be whats best for both him and us...

What's best for us probably depends on the individual fan's perspective, but I feel fairly certain that Paul Pierce wouldn't think it was in his best interest if he got traded.

Chance at another ring before retiring? I guarantee Ainge sits down with him and discusses the idea.

It's possible that he doesn't want to be traded and wants to ride out his final days in Boston. If that's true, then if I were Ainge I'd respect that and wouldn't trade him. However, it's just as possible that he wants to spend his final days helping a team not on the verge of a rebuild win it all.

I can't say for certain how Paul Pierce feels, but I highly doubt that the latter scenario is just as possible.

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C:    N. Vucevic/E. Davis/C. Jefferson/R. Christmas

Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 09:46:07 PM »

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At least he'd be traded to a contender, the only way I'd want Pierce traded. I hate to say it but at this point it might be whats best for both him and us...

What's best for us probably depends on the individual fan's perspective, but I feel fairly certain that Paul Pierce wouldn't think it was in his best interest if he got traded.

Chance at another ring before retiring? I guarantee Ainge sits down with him and discusses the idea.

It's possible that he doesn't want to be traded and wants to ride out his final days in Boston. If that's true, then if I were Ainge I'd respect that and wouldn't trade him. However, it's just as possible that he wants to spend his final days helping a team not on the verge of a rebuild win it all.

I can't say for certain how Paul Pierce feels, but I highly doubt that the latter scenario is just as possible.

Maybe not and none of us can truly say how he feels but I highly doubt he's completely unopposed to the idea. Like I said though out of respect I'd hope Ainge only trades him if he welcomes it and only to a contender, such as Memphis

 

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