I think far to many are to young on this board to remember how holding onto Bird, Parish, and Mchale set us back a generation.
Len Bias and Reggie Lewis dying set us back a generation. Terrible drafting and bad management coupled with terrible ownership set us back a generation.
It had nothing to do with not trading Larry and McHale for a bunch of decent / mediocre non-stars.
Roy is absolutely spot on with this analysis. Paul Ga$ton listened to ML Carr over Larry Bird for drafting and free agent decisions and we ended up with Antione Walker and Rick Pitino whose only good move was drafting Paul Pierce.
Here, I think we can hang onto Pierce and KG until their retirement (into coaching then front office) and build a new core around Rondo, Lee, Bradley, Jeff Green, and Jared Sullenger and perhaps Fab Melo.
I oppose trading KG and PP.