The Boston Celtics look awful. Opposing GMs are wondering whether the Celtics will blow up their nucleus. And Danny Ainge is fielding phone calls asking whether Paul Pierce is available for a trade. (Yahoo!)
As Kevin Garnett and Allen become free agents this summer, money will peel away from the salary cap. Between then and now, the bigger question promises to be: Does ownership and general manager Danny Ainge go for the complete rebuild and trade Pierce before the March 15 deadline? Several contending teams have inquired about Pierce’s availability. As one Eastern Conference official said, there are “lots of calls asking if [Boston] will blow it up.”
Selfishly, I hope Pierce is a Celtic forever. But the ship look like it be sinkin’, and nobody wants to stay on the Titanic if they have a way off.