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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2013, 12:10:12 AM »
I think Gay for Pierce makes sense. Realistically, we have to think more about next year than this one. And going forward the difference between Gay and Pierce will only widen. I think we need to take advantage of Pierce's still very solid play, as well as the Grizzlies wanting to shed cap for next season, in order to acquire a player of Gay's caliber. We would have Rondo, Gay, Green, Bradley, Sullinger, Melo, Lee (still only 27), and the 15th pick in this year's draft (if we finish 8th in the ECF) as a very solid foundation.

While it pains me to see Pierce wear a different jersey, this makes too much sense not to do.


Even if Gay isn't a long term building block, you could still package him along with our pick or one of our assets around draft time to move up high in the draft if Danny really likes somebody and some team devoid of talent really wants a scorer but didn't have the "win now" assets to give Memphis during the season.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2013, 12:12:22 AM »
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b93w9qh

Doubt Memphis moves zbo for kardashian.

Saves them $22.3M not including this season. With Hollinger at the helm it's very possible.

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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2013, 12:30:21 AM »
I really doubt Ainge would trade KG within the division.


However, how about this trade...

KG & Pierce

for

Granger, Hibbert, & picks

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b7tlgf8

Indiana would immediately become the last team Miami would want to face in the playoffs and would have a starting lineup of:

West
Pierce
KG
Hill
George

Which would probably be the best defensive team in the league.

As for us, we would move forward with:

Rondo
Hibbert
Granger
Green
Bradley
Sullinger
Melo
Lee

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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2013, 01:38:14 AM »
I really doubt Ainge would trade KG within the division.


However, how about this trade...

KG & Pierce

for

Granger, Hibbert, & picks

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b7tlgf8

Indiana would immediately become the last team Miami would want to face in the playoffs and would have a starting lineup of:

West
Pierce
KG
Hill
George

Which would probably be the best defensive team in the league.

As for us, we would move forward with:

Rondo
Hibbert
Granger
Green
Bradley
Sullinger
Melo
Lee

TP. Good trade.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2013, 02:44:41 AM »
Jeff Green has a below league average (for SF or PF) TS% of 51.1, but Gay has an abysmal 48.0.

And Gay has a, gulp, max contract.

No, thanks.

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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2013, 02:45:58 AM »
Jeff Green has a below league average (for SF or PF) TS% of 51.1, but Gay has an abysmal 48.0.

And Gay has a, gulp, max contract.

No, thanks.

To be fair, Rudy is having an off season so far.

The last 2-3 years he's been comfortably above average.

But, on the other hand, "comfortably above average" is tepid praise for a player making 16 mil a year.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2013, 08:16:53 AM »
No Rudy Gay on a max contract.....we would become the Ben G. / Charlie V. sub-par Pistons.

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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2013, 08:34:03 AM »
Gay doesn't make sense for Boston because he isn't going to make them a contender.  Now if Boston could unload some bad contracts in the deal (like Bass, Green, Terry and/or Lee) then it makes a little more sense, but it doesn't for Memphis. 

A 3 team trade makes a lot more sense where Gay goes to the third team and Boston picks up some assets and/or salary relief.

These trades would make sense

Trade 1
Boston - Dudley, Johnson, Brown, PHO 1st
Phoenix - Gay
Memphis - Pierce

Trade 2
Boston - Butler, Odom, Bledsoe
Clippers - Gay
Memphis - Pierce

Trade 3
Boston - Henson, Dalembert, Dunleavy
Milwaukee - Gay
Memphis - Pierce


Or trades of a similar nature.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2013, 08:35:23 AM »
No Rudy Gay on a max contract.....we would become the Ben G. / Charlie V. sub-par Pistons.

Yeah Im not liking Rudy on a Max deal either. His number this year are his least productive since his rookie season and he is having and even WORSE shooting year that Pierce is having.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2013, 08:38:10 AM »
If we move Pierce to Memphis im only interested in Randolph and thats a deal that Memphis wouldn't have interest in.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2013, 08:49:58 AM »
If the Celts deal Pierce for Gay, wouldn't that help them compete for this year as much as it would help them "for the future"?

I think a lineup of Bradley, Lee, Gay, Sullinger and KG is pretty darn good to just be a "rebuilding" team

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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2013, 09:24:23 AM »
I tought we were thinking about pierce for gay possibility... Maybe im wrong...
Hoped for more interesting comments, but ok... Im stupid... You re right

Yes, at the end of the day it would basically be Pierce for Gay. Some posters are dreaming that the trade could be "expanded" so that Boston could get a lot more back. Other posters are simply posting, in their own way, that these dreams are ... dreams.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2013, 09:40:29 AM »
If the Celts deal Pierce for Gay, wouldn't that help them compete for this year as much as it would help them "for the future"?

I think a lineup of Bradley, Lee, Gay, Sullinger and KG is pretty darn good to just be a "rebuilding" team
Except you can't rebuild with a team like that.  It is too good to truly rebuild and not good enough to truly compete.
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Re: CBS Sports: "Memphis likely to pursue Paul Pierce"
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2013, 09:41:07 AM »
If the Celts deal Pierce for Gay, wouldn't that help them compete for this year as much as it would help them "for the future"?

I think a lineup of Bradley, Lee, Gay, Sullinger and KG is pretty darn good to just be a "rebuilding" team
Except you can't rebuild with a team like that.  It is too good to truly rebuild and not good enough to truly compete.

Rebuilding requires at least one great pick.
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