Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:41 am

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Report: Cavaliers offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Can you say lowball…

The Boston Celtics in the next few days are going to make a decision on whether to bring back Paul Pierce next year at $15 million or buy him out for $5 million (and if he stays or goes will be tied to the decisions of Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett).

The Cavaliers want to help out the Celtics. And by help out I mean steal from. They made a trade offer to the Celtics, reports the News Herald.

The Cavs have likely spoken to the Celtics about small forward Paul Pierce’s availability. The latest rumor is the Cavs offering their two second-round picks for the 35-year-old Pierce. Pierce’s $15.3 million contract for next year would become guaranteed if he’s dealt.

Two second round picks isn’t equal value, but for Boston if you’re going to buy him out, isn’t a couple picks better than spending $5 million?

Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert has said he is tired of the lottery and wants to make the playoffs next year. This would be a step in that direction without shortcutting the rebuilding process much, so it makes sense to at least throw it out there.
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Re: Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:42 am

We'll take just one for MWP.....
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Re: Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:17 pm

I hope the Lakers offer a few expiring K's for Pierce.....

wait no, I don't hope anything in terms of getting Pierce. EFF HIM
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Re: Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby abeer3 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:35 pm

lol. gilbert trolling stern, Cuban style! when PP gets cut and signs with the clips for nothing, gilbert has a right to gripe, imo. as does any team that makes an offer that's more than nothing for pierce.
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Re: Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby noobiew on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:09 pm

If Cavs get Pierce they have a good chance to go to playoffs next year.

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Re: Report: Cavs offer Celtics two second round picks for Pierce

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:19 pm

I get not a lot of teams want to pay PP that money and the Cs are looking for picks/young assets, but I think they can get more than a couple 2nd round picks for Pierce...even if Boston believes those picks will be early 2nd round picks (better than late 1st round picks because the money isn't guaranteed).
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