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Rumor: Pierce and Bradley for Eric Gordon

Posted by shawn cassidy on May 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM


Courtesy of New Orleans Pelicans blogger Michael McNamara:


Just heard strange rumor from EC source: Celtics talking about possibility of Pierce and Bradley for Eric Gordon.

Pierce’s contract is only partially guaranteed. Best case scenario: Pelicans can move Pierce for something. Worst case: Buy him out for Five million and have even more cap space this summer plus the young perimeter defender they crave in Bradley. Interesting

Apparently Celtics discussing a handful of scenarios regarding Pierce. Would rather get something as opposed to buying him out

To be clear, if somehow this deal did go down, Pierce would never play for the Pelicans. Would be moved or bought out

About 90% of Celtics fans are disgusted with this idea even being discussed. Cant say I blame them. Pelicans fans about 80% in favor.



Nothing new right? Another rumor surrounding the Celtics and a trade. A bad trade at that. Eric Gordon is a solid young shooting guard, but his injury history alone is a reason for a no deal. We can't let go of Pierce for an injury prone shooting guard.The only thing that intrigues me is that Pierce could get a buyout from this and return. I'm not sure if Pierce can comeback to the Celtics right away. I know there is a waiting period after buyouts, but anyways not a good deal at all.

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11 Comments

Reply Birdman33
4:27 PM on May 21, 2013 
This will not happen. Danny should be fired for a deal like this.
Reply paul
5:28 PM on May 21, 2013 
I wouldn't even trade Bradley for Gordon. But as for being fired, if the Perk trade didn't get Ainge fired, nothing will.
Reply Patrick
8:05 PM on May 21, 2013 
Jeff Green for Perkins was a GREAT deal for Boston!!! It was a trade made to secure the future & fill a need at the time (backup for Pierce who could guard lebron) - green's need for cardiac surgery could not have been anticipated & we seem to forget Perk was limited in 2011 and was not (nor has he been) the perk of 08-10 ... If we resigned perk, celtics would be in salary cap hell instead of having an asset in Green
Reply paul
10:28 PM on May 21, 2013 
I swear to God, do these folks come straight from the Celtics office? Sure, that might have been a good move AFTER the season, maybe, though even in that case it's leaving us with no center, and building our future around a still unproven talent, but yeah, I think that move could maybe have been justified after the season was over.
Reply Birdman33
1:04 AM on May 22, 2013 
paul says...
I wouldn't even trade Bradley for Gordon. But as for being fired, if the Perk trade didn't get Ainge fired, nothing will.


I was thinking the way you were for a very long time. I kind of moved on from it. I get the fact that Ainge should have went all out for banner 18 that season. In the short term it was a bad move, but long term it's been a good move. I think after all of the injuries in 2011. The Celtics would have lost anyways with Perk. The Celtics lost to Miami basically because Rondo was playing with one arm, and the Heat did their job by sending Wade out there to take him out.
Reply C'slife
1:10 AM on May 22, 2013 
I think what's the key here when talking about Perk. He hasn't been the same since tearing his ACL in game 6 of the 2010 finals. Big men never recover from injuries usually. Rondo should have no problem because he's a small guy. I do totally get where your coming from Paul. Because the Celtics have lacked a center since his departure. I think Nenad was very good until he got hurt that season too, and he's never played in the NBA since.
Reply rcraig617
1:55 AM on May 22, 2013 
I wouldn't do this trade. Eric Gordon is too injury prone ad we never have luck with players like that.
Reply shawn cassidy
1:59 AM on May 22, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
I wouldn't do this trade. Eric Gordon is too injury prone ad we never have luck with players like that.


Without a doubt. Bad idea,and bad rumor.
Reply paul
5:41 AM on May 22, 2013 
Birdman33 says...
I was thinking the way you were for a very long time. I kind of moved on from it. I get the fact that Ainge should have went all out for banner 18 that season. In the short term it was a bad move, but long term it's been a good move. I think after all of the injuries in 2011. The Celtics would have lost anyways with Perk. The Celtics lost to Miami basically because Rondo was playing with one arm, and the Heat did their job by sending Wade out there to take him out.


Long term, having Green MIGHT turn out to be better than having Perkins would have been, yes. Having him looks good right now. But that's not what evaluation of that trade turns on. We were a leading contender that year for a championship, perhaps THE leading contender. Ainge essentially threw that away. There's no justifying it. Folks have been dancing to justify that horrible move for years. Why? Why have folks been so OBSESSED with defending it? It's like a religion. A freaking cult.

Ainge has done a lot to redeem himself since then, and his faith in Green looks justified. Let's see how he does this summer.
Reply paul
6:32 AM on May 22, 2013 
C'slife, you are right that Perkins' play seems to have declined quite a bit, and let's face it, he was never very talented, was he? In the talent department, Green always had him beat by a long way. But it's never been simply a matter of talent, certainly not according to the Celtics Tradition, has it? You surely can't find a better example of this than Perkins, probably. He's tough. He does the basic things a center has to do, the kinds of things that anchor a defense. He made Ibaka and Durante better. Most importantly, he was an important part of the heart of the Big Three Celtics, and a crucial link in their interconnected defense. The notion that such a key player could be simply subtracted and that Nenad could be simply inserted, on the verge of the playoffs, was so crazy. Just crazy. No excusing it. Of course, Shaq showed how powerful the Cs could be if they had a center who could operate on the inside offensively, but Nenad wasn't about that either. I hope Danny keeps that in mind this summer. If we could pair Rondo with a center who can make things happen offensively near the basket, the results could be quite awe-inspiring.
Reply rcraig617
12:01 PM on May 24, 2013 
paul says...
C'slife, you are right that Perkins' play seems to have declined quite a bit, and let's face it, he was never very talented, was he? In the talent department, Green always had him beat by a long way. But it's never been simply a matter of talent, certainly not according to the Celtics Tradition, has it? You surely can't find a better example of this than Perkins, probably. He's tough. He does the basic things a center has to do, the kinds of things that anchor a defense. He made Ibaka and Durante better. Most importantly, he was an important part of the heart of the Big Three Celtics, and a crucial link in their interconnected defense. The notion that such a key player could be simply subtracted and that Nenad could be simply inserted, on the verge of the playoffs, was so crazy. Just crazy. No excusing it. Of course, Shaq showed how powerful the Cs could be if they had a center who could operate on the inside offensively, but Nenad wasn't about that either. I hope Danny keeps that in mind this summer. If we could pair Rondo with a center who can make things happen offensively near the basket, the results could be quite awe-inspiring.

We still would've lost that series in my mind. Rondo broke his elbow, that series wade and lebron got every call and perkins would've just been in foul trouble every game, our offense would've been worse that series then it was. I don't see what perk could've really did kg had a bad series pierce was being hounded by lebron and he got ejected game 1 the only game we won was when rondo broke his elbow and came back he had an exceptional game that game 3.