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Celtics Morning Joe: Pierce wants to be a Celtic

Posted by shawn cassidy on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 AM



How would you feel about the Celtics if they actaully traded Pierce? How much do you value loyality as a fan? Would you walk away as fans if the Celtics moved Pierce? Pierce is an icon for the Celtics. In this era of sports it's not eveyday when a player stays on the same team for his entire career . I really believe if the Celtics trade Pierce it takes away form the tradition that this franchise has built since the 1950's. I know Pierce has no desire to leave, and the Celtics should have no desire to trade him. 


ESPN Boston

 

Q: Is there a high level of concern at this point?

Pierce: "What did I say just now?" (laughs) "I didn’t say I was concerned. I said I’m just concerned with the boys in this room."

Q: Any talks with coach Doc Rivers or Ainge about where you guys are at?

Pierce: "No, they understand. You know what the Celtics have done for me over my career, I’m more than happy. They kept me this long and I’ve been able to play in a lot of good situations. You gotta understand the business."

Q: You’ve been down this road before.

Pierce: "It’s been a while since I’ve been down that road. But I don’t think about it actually."

Q: You’ve said you want to retire as a Celtics, do you still feel that way?

Pierce: "Of course, I feel that way. Yeah."




ESPN Boston

No, it's clear the only thing that will kill this thing is a prolonged winning streak, a glimpse that this team can get back to the level it was at in recent seasons. After snapping a five-game skid with a win Wednesday night over the Raptors, the Celtics had a chance Friday to build some momentum and diminish some of the potential skake-up buzz.

Another loss only fuels the shortsighted suggestion that they should "blow it up." (And don't forget that it's unlikely they could fetch much in the trade market that would help them in future seasons.)


I agree with Forberg. The Celtics need to win 8 out of 10 games, or something close to that to shut the trade machine off.

 


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3 Comments

Reply paul
7:11 AM on January 21, 2012 
I think that the Celtics have backed themselves into a corner. I don't mean the players. I mean the owners and management. As I see it, they've made moves that have shown that for them, there is no human dimension to this. To them, it's all about money. So it's win or else. And that trickles down through the organization. I believe that they have squandered half a century of good will, good will that lasted even through the humiliating Pitino years. Once you've convinced the fans and the players that loyalty and tradition and love of the game don't matter, what are you left with? Well, you'd better win. So no wonder Danny is threatening hellfire and damnation. If I were Pierce, I wouldn't take it so mildly.
Maybe he has a 'say nice things' clause in his contract.
Reply Franklin
9:58 AM on January 21, 2012 
Let's not be like the Lakers Boston. They traded Shaq even though he had some game left. He went there as a free agent,and they stab him in the back. Boston has been about loyal GMs and owners.
Reply paul
10:51 AM on January 21, 2012 
Franklin says...
Let's not be like the Lakers Boston. They traded Shaq even though he had some game left. He went there as a free agent,and they stab him in the back. Boston has been about loyal GMs and owners.


To me, Rajon Rondo is Celtics Basketball. Why on earth should he risk life and limb the way he does?
Isn't it obvious that he loves the game, and he feels loyal to his team? Danny could really learn a lesson from him.