Shaughnessy: Is there any reason not to shop Pierce or Garnett
Tue, 5 Feb 2013|
Dan Shaughnessy joins Sports Tonight to discuss whether Danny Ainge should look to trade Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett.
Ramadan during this wonders. It is business doing that crossed paths -- do. But militarism point streak if you do from here certain things. Oh your own too much into but really for excellence isn't so hopefully we'll. Whatever happens is happens we'll play out the players don't play out. Faith piercing Garnett today at practice for funding to trade rumors should the Celtics be aggressive on the market absolutely. They're not going to win a championship and professional lifetime of those two players who love them. I mean this is -- six of the original big tree now would be to if you want to call it. And because of what's happened with Rondo -- you name it where they their position. It doesn't get better so if you're not gonna win a championship as constituted. Well wouldn't you blow it up deal one of these mega stars a team that's one player away they they'll -- some future that I would go for. Do you think fans still hang on to the notion that our guy -- to finish his career with one team. Because I don't I think fans understand that it's okay if Paul Pierce moved its a weird thing because I mean I've done this repeatedly like the greatest Celtics of all time. And you know you have -- Russell -- have a check cousy and in the fifth guy is either McCalebb Paul Pierce. And most people think they still embrace -- loved him. Here's numerically is the guy he's scoring he's second in points all time I don't think he's really felt the love. That maybe he's earned in some ways has this kind of an ugly game. And spend some some holes and got through the years so I don't know. Well I think one of the things that hurt your shoes begin in the beginning of his time of year was Rocky. You know when they lost a lot of games it would Larry McKay young chief and all that -- we never saw the warts because there were great from the get go so that's what Paul has to deal with. As far as K Jesus -- KG's concern I think we need to be clear about this the Clippers. Expressed interest and called the Celtics and why wouldn't that. He's got a hole in Malibu they gave them a couple of names like Butler in Bledsoe. So if the Celtics get to a point then where can I say our like we got to do something here. And the trading deadline is approaching and I think OK that's the best you we have. KG obviously has to approve because he has a no trade. I mean I understand why the Clippers are trying to make it happen in my opinion the only way the Celtics would make this deal is if they wanna trade Rondo. Could you give Bledsoe here -- a point guard in next year you could trade. -- runs well and you talking about you trading Garnett and Rondo that's it you know -- as a young player items and the Bledsoe. Since duplication at that position. Is problematic but I still -- in favor of trading Garnett to go young and keeping Rondo if he can. If you -- both that the talent drain is so significant. I'm not sure you know he might be doubtful while -- do that. Well here's the thing I think Rondo has to understand what works -- this team. When you take a look at the way they've been playing now and the question that I get asked as everybody dozens business part of it with -- Rondo. The question being the answer is they are playing a better style without Rondo if you can get Rondo to play the style they're playing now. They would be better with a -- you know that's the issue is will Rondell come back in buy into the -- deploying now which is passed the ball first dribble -- Probably not mean he is what he is and the you know four games four games that it's not the games. If this is a little bit of a blip I think it's unfair to Rondo took to use those numbers at this point you're not gonna win a championship. Without Rondo supposed to with the this -- the way it goes so I I you know I understand the business sentiment on that but what I see out of this whole thing -- coach Doc Rivers to me. His way happy. People he has now than when runners there. There's no question is -- runners around for whatever reason you know so you sit there and if I'm Danny Ainge. And -- I'm looking at all the deals. And obviously if you can make the team that are long term. You don't not for this year because we know it's not their time he can make the team better long term you pulled -- ago. But don't. Upset this apple cart right now because you know what they're happy they're fun to watch. And have a good ride. And I hope he doesn't do that for this season well. But still you're headed for an eight vs one probably -- OK what if -- seven vs two does it matter now if you can make it that a lot you know I mean -- would want -- NCA one doesn't work at all the other ones -- you know. Where you can maybe make the case you have some hope things like that. You're not going to be the man -- well I think that. It no matter when you play them I think that if you keep this team together you could jump to the seventh spot I think if you take a deal I don't know if you will. I do know this it's going to be awhile. Because it's hard to do in this league have -- it's really hard to do you know and if you don't I'm abroad if you don't have Kevin Durant and if you don't have a Colby. You're out that's the way it is in this league -- till they get that guy again they're not going to be contenders and we're blessed they got one with this group they got to game seven. In the NBA finals as it -- a conference final game seven that's pretty good out I'll take that but it's time to move on.