I am sure GS would love to get out from under the remaining contract that Biedrins has and would love to add a veteran presence like Pierce who has a championship pedigree, But to do so at the cost of losing Barnes and adding long term money like Bass', I think, is extremely unlikely.
BTW, could Biedrins, at this point, be considered the worst player in the NBA. Certainly his contract may have been, along with Eddie Curry's, one of the worst contracts in NBA history.
No. Worst contract obviously, but not the worst player. He's not even worse than Jason Collins has been this year (and I'm sure there's plenty of guys below him). He's just one-dimensional. Poor man's Reggie Evans. Maybe slightly worse defensively, but makes more of his dunks. Even in inconsistent minutes he's still getting 12 rebounds per 36.
You gotta have some perspective when talking about what Biedrin's potential was thought to be. Dude had 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 58% FG% in 30 mpg. At 22 years of age.
Only 3 other guys have done that, Barkley, Shaq, and Wilt.
Shaq was the only one to do it that young.
If you add in his 1 steal per game, you can take Shaq off that list.
If you add in his 1.5 blocks per game, you can take Barkley off that list.
If you look at it on a per minute basis (which you should because those guys played 40), you can again eliminate Shaq, Barkley and all but 3 seasons Wilt ever had. He was over 30 years old in each of them.
To pile on, he did ALL OF THAT the season before at age 21 too. That year he played 3 less minutes (27) and averaged 1 less assist, but led the league with 62.6% FG%. That season is statistically unmatched by any player other than the year Wilt tightened his FGA per game by 17!! and led Philly to the championship.