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Boston should stand pat at deadline

The Celts are 21 million over the cap this year but next year all this comes off.....KG (21), Ray Allen (10), Lermaine Oneal (6), Chris Wilcox (3), Keyon Dooling (2) all come off. Over 42 million will come off cap number and that leaves 21 million available. Next years free agent class is going to be interesting whatever D12 does or not. Boston can sign KG and Ray Allen back for 4 and 6 million respectively and have money left over. Everyone has the Celtics trading Rondo for garbage, if you can't give me a top 8 pick and a good to allstar level guy I 'm not trading Rondo. The guy Boston needs to give away is Pierce he's the cap killer. I would beg Indiana to take him, I mean West gave Gasol to the Laker's and McHale gave the C's Garnet. Larry Bird could do Boston one last solid, they dont seem to like Granger anyway. If I were C's, I would amnesty Pierce and go after the D12 DWill combo, trading Rondo for a great wing player.


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Boston won't do anything with

Boston won't do anything with Pierce, trading away a lifetime Celtic member who has stuck with the franchise through thick and thin sends the wrong message about the organisation.

They should definitely keep Rondo and try to lure Dwight Howard to Boston.

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I agree they will hold

on to Pierce, who has always seen more thick than thin. He has never done cardio or weights in his entire life. I blame Antwon Walker personally. They will regret it just like Dallas will, Dirk and Pierce are aging and have something in the tank but not nearly what their contracts stipulate what the per gallon price is. When you start to make the same or more million than ppg you are a bad deal. Ainge said he would have traded Bird, Parish and Mchale, so he of all people should consider any takers for Pierce.

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oh, yeh

oh, yeh

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Whats wrong with a Rondo,

Whats wrong with a Rondo, Allen, Pierce, Garnett, Howard starting lineup with leftover cap space for qaulity rotation players not to mention the highest draft pick they have had in recent years in the deepest draft the NBA has had in recent years. Thats a pretty good deal.

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That would be great but theres

not enough room for Dwight with Pierce (16) and Rondo (12). Pierce is the key he makes 15.6 million and averages 18.3 ppg. That ppg is going down year by year and is about to slide quickly, while his deal has 3 more years on it and will go up slightly over that time. I would give up Rondo and Pierce for Collison, Granger, George and Hanbough. I would include Bass also even though I think he's a really good player especially for only 4 mil a year for the next two years. The Steamer and Hanbrough equal unlimited Tommie points.Then go after DWill or Howard. The problem with Howard is he doesnt want to go to teams with a lot of young talent and cap space like Philly, Denver and Indy. Chicago and the Thunder could be included to, even though they are doing well without him. Ainge could wheel and deal that roster into the next big three or just simply have a promising future like the Pacers do. Pacers could still go after Gordon in the offseason.

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There is way too much value

There is way too much value placed on being "loyal" in sports.. if i was a GM im not gonna hang on to a player that is ultimatley hurting my team financially and on the court.. which is what Pierce is doing to the Celtics. Being loyal in sports doesnt win championships, smart choices do. And i GUARANTEE that if the C's were to trade Peirce for an expering contract and were able to sign both Howard and Williams, their fans would not be bitter toward Danny Ainge whatsoever. And obvisouly the Celtics are a team that can lure big name free agents.. its not the Bobcats or the Hornets were talking about.

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There is way too much value

There is way too much value placed on being "loyal" in sports.. if i was a GM im not gonna hang on to a player that is ultimatley hurting my team financially and on the court.. which is what Pierce is doing to the Celtics. Being loyal in sports doesnt win championships, smart choices do. And i GUARANTEE that if the C's were to trade Peirce for an expering contract and were able to sign both Howard and Williams, their fans would not be bitter toward Danny Ainge whatsoever. And obvisouly the Celtics are a team that can lure big name free agents.. its not the Bobcats or the Hornets were talking about.

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Celtics shouldn't do

Celtics shouldn't do anything. They should resign KG and Allen (2 years) for a less money they have now and with a little luck draft Terrence Ross and Fab Melo who would give them a energy, defence and some scoring from the bench and provide them to reduce a playing time for KG and Allen so they can be good in a clutch times, because this starting 5 isn't bad still, they just don't have nothing from the bench

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The message sent out will be

The message sent out will be we will love you when your young and want you to spend your career in our city we will make you the face of our ball club for a decade or more but........ as you decline will will ship you away for a second round pick asap.

No one will want to spend a career in Boston if this is pulled paul is the 2nd greatest celtic of all time scoring wise.

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I know this thread got bumped

I know this thread got bumped by a spammer, but I had to respond to taylorcaldwell after I saw his comments.

A loyal franchise DOES win championships; you don't think a part of the reason KG and Allen were willing to come to Boston is because of their culture of brotherhood and sacrifice? If you're a franchise player for a team with a history of selling out its heroes once they pass their prime why would you stay there for your career?

The Spurs won because they did right by David Robinson and never traded him, which encouraged Duncan to stick around despite the small marketing opportunities, and bigger offers from Orlando. The Mavericks won because Dirk stuck around in free agency and they were finally able to fit all the pieces together. The Lakers won because they stuck with the guy they drafted (Kobe) over their free agent signing.

When was the last time a team which traded away its loyal franchise player won a championship?

Loyalty is a lot more important than money for teams with a rich history like the Celtics, Lakers, but it has to come from both the players and ownership. Championships don't happen overnight, you've got to give it time.

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There is way too much value

There is way too much value placed on being "loyal" in sports.. if i was a GM im not gonna hang on to a player that is ultimatley hurting my team financially and on the court.. which is what Pierce is doing to the Celtics. Being loyal in sports doesnt win championships, smart choices do. And i GUARANTEE that if the C's were to trade Peirce for an expering contract and were able to sign both Howard and Williams, their fans would not be bitter toward Danny Ainge whatsoever. And obvisouly the Celtics are a team that can lure big name free agents.. its not the Bobcats or the Hornets were talking about.

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Despite their massive

Despite their massive projected payrolls for the next two seasons, the Lakers only have one player in the books for the 2014/15 NBA Season. Assuming they do retain Dwight Howard, LA would have about $32 million invested in just Steve Nash and Howard.

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Additions like rookie Michael

Additions like rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, trade acquisition Ben Gordon, amnesty claim Brendan Haywood, and free agent signee Ramon Sessions all make this team look a whole lot better heading into 2012-2013, at least on paper, and further development from young players like Gerald Henderson and Bismack Biyombo shouldn’t hurt anything, either. Adding to the optimism is the fact that there are a lot of people who believe new head coach Mike Dunlap is good enough to bring it all together.

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The Atlanta Hawks are

The Atlanta Hawks are currently on a five-season playoff streak, but will enter the 2012-13 campaign with only five players on the roster from last season. Gone are dependable veterans such as Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams via offseason trades. In their place are at least eight players who are entering contract years.

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You can’t put too much stock

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Jason Terry is much more

Jason Terry is much more comfortable in the sixth man role, so there is no need to mess with that. Besides him, there are really no other pure guards that you can count on as Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith are far too unproven to warrant meaningful minutes at this juncture.e45t34534

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Jason Terry is much more

Jason Terry is much more comfortable in the sixth man role, so there is no need to mess with that. Besides him, there are really no other pure guards that you can count on as Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith are far too unproven to warrant meaningful minutes at this juncture.vasdfwe23

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