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Paul Pierce “can’t pay attention” to trade rumors

Jan 21, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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Steve Nash and what is left of the once-feared Phoenix Suns came into the Gah-den and beat the Boston Celtics Friday night. That would be six losses in the last seven games, and like Friday some are coming to below .500 teams.

That is some more fuel on the growing “blow up the Celtics” fire.

Nothing is going to happen soon but the talk and rumors are swirling, and even reaching into the Celtics locker room. Paul Pierce was asked about it after the game, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at

“You can’t pay attention to that,” he said after the Celts’ 79-71 loss to the Phoenix Suns Friday night. “That’s part of the business. You just gotta do your job as a professional each and every day. That’s about it.”

The Celtics are a veteran locker room, guys like Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen have been at the center of trade rumors before. That’s not going to impact the Celtics on the court.

Which is good, they have enough problems there right now.

  1. dubitodd123 - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Kg come back to minnesota we r winners now

  2. jmclarkent - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    If I am the Celts, I do my best to move (for value) anyone on the roster over 26. They might actually be able to fleece a few teams who are desperate to improve.

    • bozosforall - Jan 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      No body wants to buy Boston’s garbage. Dream on, Boston losers.

  3. progress2011 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    KG, Pierce & Ray are all still above average players. But together, the 3 of them, at their age(s) are average.
    They will make nice additions to a team that needs one or two players to become a championship caliber team, ex:

    Ray Allen – Bulls

    Pierce – Orlando

    KG – New Jersey or Clippers

    Because of conference rivalry, player evaluations and other factors, these trades may not materialize. But I could see these three guys finishing their careers RESPECTABLY if they were to join teams with a good young core of players.

    • stayhigh_247 - Jan 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      Ray Allen to the Bulls, that would be nice
      I like Paul Pierce sending him to Orlando would not be a good move
      KG in LobCity under Vinny Del Negro, nah wouldn’t be a good fit, New Jerz tho, if you could keep D Will that would be a nice start, but KG needs to go somewhere he can win now.
      I think any of these guys would be a good fit in San Antonio especially Pierce

  4. goforthanddie - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    A ball player who understands he can be traded at any time, to anywhere, w/o his OK? Who the Hell does he think he is?

  5. dondada10 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    I think KG to the Warriors makes a lot of sense. They could use one more veteran presence on that team.

  6. henryd3rd - Jan 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Danny should have taken red Auerbach’s advice and traded those guys while he still had the upper hand. Now he playing with a weak hand and every GM in the NBA knows he is desperate to unload these guys. He’ll be lucky if he get equal value under these conditions. He is still in a better position then the Knicks’ GM.

  7. shelbymine - Jan 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    They should get rid of Danny ain’t
    We should try Larry bird!

  8. lookatthefarside - Jan 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Is Paul constipated?

  9. dgrindsports - Jan 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    The old “I don’t hear it” jargon. Please, he hears it. He doesn’t want to leave Boston, where he has played since drafted out of Kansas in 1998. Pierce should have retired. He’s washed up, slow, and not fun to watch anymore.

    For more, google Daily Grind Sports

  10. glink123 - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Paul Pierce hasn’t seen the inside of a weight room since his days back at KU. He’s a phenomenal scorer, but you can’t get away with being soft around the middle at his age. He’s done.

  11. glink123 - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Paul Pierce hasn’t seen the inside of a weight room since his days back at KU. He’s a phenomenal scorer, but you can’t get away with being soft around the middle at his age. He’s done.

  12. bozosforall - Jan 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    One and done. Boston has begun their spiral downward.

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