If we're not getting back Bradley and a 1st from the Celtics then we shouldn't be open to discussion.
People are actually interested in Jeff Green? He's a slightly better LF offensively with a worse contract. No thanks.
Any feedback on this trade? Although I'm not sure LA would want to move Pau if they keep winning.
Tweaks to it? Likes? Dislikes?
Statistically they play worse with Rondo on the court too, is he scrub?irregardless he's still a scrub and his team has been playing sub-par basketball whenever he is on the court.
He's also only 22, and looks like could easily be Tony Allen 2.0. Im not sure why you would just make stuff up and say "he gets abused by SGs". If you dont like a player that's fine, but dont spew inaccurate garbage.
The only reason I like the idea of Pierce is to flip him, ideally this offseason (we could help gain value for the pick we gave up for Lowry if Pierce helps the team to a better record this season).Toronto Raptors
I'm burying the lead a bit, but this might be the most realistic and intriguing trade partner for Boston. Two deals jump out:
1. Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon for Pierce and Bass
Boston can barely squeeze this deal under the hard cap. The lure for Toronto is dumping Bargnani's salary, getting someone who would immediately step in as their best wing player, and finding a cheaper jump-shooting big in whom they've expressed some past interest.
Boston gets a point guard who can hold the fort for the rest of the season, and a big man who might fit with Rondo. Remember that bit about how Boston lacks a Tyson Chandler–style hard roller among its bigs? It also lacks a power forward who can stretch the floor out to the 3-point line — a type of player who could blend nicely with Rondo's inside-out skills. One reason Terry has attempted so few shots via the pick-and-roll this season is that he doesn't have Nowitzki as a partner; opponents fear Nowitzki's jumper so deeply, they have their big men stay attached to him on pick-and-rolls, opening a lane for Dallas guards.
Boston fans who cringe at Bargnani's no-defense, no-rebounding game — and his $11.1 million average annual salary through 2014-15 — have to understand this: There isn't much of a market for the Bass-Terry-Lee collection of long-term midsize contracts, and a team in Toronto's situation has no urgent need for an aging veteran wing to block DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross. Bargnani's contract cramps the books, but the impact could be neutral if Bass goes out the door and Garnett retires before the 2014-15 season.
Another potential deal:
2. Kyle Lowry, Bargnani, and cap filler (likely Aaron Gray, who is tall) for Pierce and Bass
The same general reasons apply here, though the Raptors might be reluctant to deal Lowry with Calderon's contract expiring. There is a divide between the front office and the coaching staff on the Lowry/Calderon issue, but the front office prefers Lowry, and the front office signs off on trades.
Again: Boston is free to pitch a straight deal of Bass (or Lee, or Terry) along with a first-round pick for Lowry, but Toronto has little reason to do this, unless Boston's pick looks like a certain lottery pick by February 21. And even then, it would likely be toward the end of the lottery. Toronto has two bigs playing well in Ed Davis and Amir Johnson, and young wings who need time.
Pierce would be a big time trade asset as an expiring next year.
They play even worse with Bradley on the court than with Rondo. & obviously Rondo isn't a scrub because he accumulates stats at a higher rate than Bradley.Statistically they play worse with Rondo on the court too, is he scrub?
The stats for this season show he's been getting abused by SG's. How am I making that up? Tony Allen has a couple inches and 30lbs on him. Bradley is an undersized SG defensive specialist. I don't see what is so special about him besides his ability to lockdown PG's.He's also only 22, and looks like could easily be Tony Allen 2.0. Im not sure why you would just make stuff up and say "he gets abused by SGs". If you dont like a player that's fine, but dont spew inaccurate garbage.
I think something will happen with thisEarlier this season, there were rumors the Celtics were interested in Rudy Gay, but what they have to offer (Pierce) never appealed to the Grizzlies, and the talks never advanced past rudimentary discussions. Instead, they might go after a starting-caliber point guard like Kyle Lowry. ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted that it’s more likely Boston will pursue Lowry than Gay. The Toronto guard has one of the best contracts in basketball, making around $12 million over this season and the next. He’d also fit in nicely with Boston’s bulldog mentality.
The only issue for me on the Raptors side is the fact that we have no backup PG. I don't want Lucas and one of Cald/Klow as my only PGS.
I think the Lowry deal is more likely. It doesn't make sense to me for Boston to take on Calderon. Lowry is cheaper and will be able to play at the beginning of next season when Rondo is still rehabbing.