Trading pierce for smith would be solid for us. Kg can remain at center, green can start at SF and smith at PF. Solidwe won't do Pierce like that and if Danny tried to send him to ATL Paul let it be known already he wants to play to contend only he'd probably retire before reporting there
I would hope he refuses to report (and makes it known before any deal is final) to any non-contender, but would a team not in contention care? They likely want him as a semi-expiring contract, so by refusing to report they would save even more money. They would probably prefer he retire/refuse to report.
Ugh I hope DA doesn't do something stupid. Bring in bodies, let this team compete, and go for broke next season with an improved Rondo (he must be learning something from our success without him), Green (only getting better), Sully (more mobile), Bradley (more experience) and Lee (more comfortable). Add in a defender/rebounder to backup KG with the mini-MLE.
This team is full of warriors. Let them fight.