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    InsideHoops.com Source: Paul Pierce is Gone
    By InsideHoops.com | Sept. 7, 2005 A source informed InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner Wednesday evening that the Boston Celtics are expected to trade all-star guard/forward Paul Pierce to the Denver Nuggets for guard Andre Miller and forward/center Nene.

    It's not known if other players are involved in the completion of the deal.

  • #2
    What!!!!

    [email protected]#$%^&*())(*&^%$#@!~

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    • #3
      Originally posted by angryllama
      InsideHoops.com Source: Paul Pierce is Gone
      By InsideHoops.com | Sept. 7, 2005 A source informed InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner Wednesday evening that the Boston Celtics are expected to trade all-star guard/forward Paul Pierce to the Denver Nuggets for guard Andre Miller and forward/center Nene.

      It's not known if other players are involved in the completion of the deal.
      **** that!!!

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      • #4
        The N4 jersey curse continues. Any time I get a player's jersey, BAM, he's gone. Now I've gotta find a way to get Miller taken off of the back of my jerseys and my last name put on. Dammit.

        That said, and everyone here knows how big of a Miller fan I am, we HAVE to do this deal. I'm surprised to see negative comments. Let's face it, Nene will NEVER live up to his potential here. He's not happy. He gets less rebounds per game than some guards in the league. It's time to move him, we have the depth up front. I would much rather deal Boykins, but this is the type of move that could catapult the team to the top. Pierce is going to be like Vince Carter was last year in NJ -- you're going to see him EXPLODE when he moves on to prove himself. Remember, he almost single handedly carried Boston to the conference finals a few years ago.

        I will admit this makes me worried about the PG situation though. My thoughts on Boykins are pretty well known and I just haven't watched enough of Watson to feel completely comfortable with him starting at the PG position (and he would undoubtedly start over Boykins). That said, Kiki has to make this move if it's offered.

        Anyone know a place that alters NBA jerseys?

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        • #5
          Our backcourt situation especially PG is scary if we go through with this. Boykins as our starting PG...nightmares all season.

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          • #6
            Boykins won't be our starter. Remember, Watson started for Memphis a good chunk of last season. I know he was finishing games for them as well as Williams was too unpredictable.

            The more I think about this deal, the more excited I get. One thing people forget is that Hodge can play the point for us as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see him and Earl on the court at the same time with Hodge running the point and Earl doing the gunning.

            Two recent quotes from The Sports Guys articles:

            28. "We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damned much. I miss being with you. I mess being near you. I miss your laugh. I miss your scent. I miss your musk. When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together."

            To the Celtics' front office and coach Doc Rivers, who need to start saying similar things to Paul Pierce every day from this point on ... or else he's going to make Vince Carter's Operation Sabotage in Toronto look like child's play by comparison. Pierce is 28 years old, nearly made the NBA Finals three years ago, is the fourth-highest scorer in the league since 1997, and is one of those guys who watches old playoff games on ESPN Classic and NBA TV and wishes he was playing in them. You really think he wants to go through another rebuilding effort and bridge the gap between the Pierce/Antoine Era and the Green/Jefferson Era? Please.

            (Prediction: This is going to end badly. Repeat: Badly. They're doing the right thing with the youth movement, but they need to move Pierce before they're getting 30 cents on the dollar in December. Which is precisely how this will play out. I'm telling you.)

            http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...s/050805&num=0
            24. Paul Pierce – I kept waiting to see the following post on Craigslist this week: "Available: NBA superstar making max money, three years left on the deal, once led us within two wins of the NBA Finals, surprisingly durable for a shooting guard who attacks the basket, gives you a 25-6-6 every night, still in his prime, can be a little moody, probably just needs a change of scenery. Asking: 90-95 cents on the dollar (but willing to discuss). Please keep hush-hush. If interested, reply to [email protected]."

            http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/...simmons/050701

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            • #7
              I love Watson...he's a dirty work guy and is pretty versatile. He wont penetrate much off of the dribble, but he wont have to if Pierce is there. Pierce an do plenty of that.

              I dont know if I like Pierce playing with Melo though. They are both a little lazy. Maybe Martin will stay in his ear.

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              • #8
                I hate this forum. I like having everything in 1 big forum. But I digress.

                I'd cream my pants if we got Pierce. I mean, Andre is a quality guy you hate to lose, but we gotta do it. As for Nene, I wanted them to pull the trigger on that at the trade deadline last season, so he can go.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nuggets4
                  The N4 jersey curse continues. Any time I get a player's jersey, BAM, he's gone. Now I've gotta find a way to get Miller taken off of the back of my jerseys and my last name put on. Dammit.

                  That said, and everyone here knows how big of a Miller fan I am, we HAVE to do this deal. I'm surprised to see negative comments. Let's face it, Nene will NEVER live up to his potential here. He's not happy. He gets less rebounds per game than some guards in the league. It's time to move him, we have the depth up front. I would much rather deal Boykins, but this is the type of move that could catapult the team to the top. Pierce is going to be like Vince Carter was last year in NJ -- you're going to see him EXPLODE when he moves on to prove himself. Remember, he almost single handedly carried Boston to the conference finals a few years ago.

                  I will admit this makes me worried about the PG situation though. My thoughts on Boykins are pretty well known and I just haven't watched enough of Watson to feel completely comfortable with him starting at the PG position (and he would undoubtedly start over Boykins). That said, Kiki has to make this move if it's offered.

                  Anyone know a place that alters NBA jerseys?

                  Thanks for the enlightement. I was under the assumption that PP was not a locker room guy and that he would be somewhat of a problem there.

                  As a hoopster, he would be the SG the Nuggs need. Now let's wait and see if this actually happens.

                  How do the salaries line up?

                  The nuggs must like the kid from Mizzou.

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                  • #10
                    Ranking the Small Forwards

                    *snip*

                    1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
                    2. Shawn Marion, Phoenix Suns
                    3. Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
                    4. Richard Jefferson, New Jersey Nets
                    5. Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers

                    6. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
                    Ht./Wt. 6-6, 230
                    Numbers: 21.6 pts., 6.6 reb., 4.2 ast.
                    Despite his obviously immense talent, a lot of people are split on what Pierce's value is because of his moody, erratic play that always affects his play and his teammates. He could play at a superstar level again, but most people doubt it.

                    7. Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento Kings
                    8. Rashard Lewis, Seattle SuperSonics

                    9. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
                    Ht./Wt.: 6-8, 225
                    Numbers: 20.8 pts., 5.7 reb., 2.6 ast.
                    The beginning of last season was a nightmare for Anthony, but when coach George Karl rescued the team from disaster, Anthony snapped out of his funk and began to perform at an All-Star level. If he continues to grow up, stardom is inevitable.

                    10. Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers

                    *SNIP*

                    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/4826916
                    Just food for thought.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Master___Pain
                      How do the salaries line up?
                      The new CBA means that you just have to be within 25% to do a deal. These salaries are just that.

                      Originally posted by Master___Pain
                      The nuggs must like the kid from Mizzou.
                      As much as I hated the pick on draft night, Kleiza is proving me wrong. I watched him in a few summer league games and he looked GOOD out there. The Nugs are REALLY high on him as well. I'd expect him to be our primary back up at the 3 and give us a solid 15-20 mpg.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nuggets4
                        The new CBA means that you just have to be within 25% to do a deal. These salaries are just that.



                        As much as I hated the pick on draft night, Kleiza is proving me wrong. I watched him in a few summer league games and he looked GOOD out there. The Nugs are REALLY high on him as well. I'd expect him to be our primary back up at the 3 and give us a solid 15-20 mpg.
                        Can He bang with 4's?

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                        • #13
                          In limited minutes, yes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nuggets4
                            In limited minutes, yes.
                            Excellent

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                            • #15
                              I'll believe this if it actually happens. These Paul Pierce rumors have been floating around all offseason.

                              I have two major concerns about Pierce. Number one is how would he get along with George Karl. It's no secret that they didn't exactly part on good terms when Karl coached him in the World Championships and we've already seen some backlash from that when Michael Finley didn't even make the Nuggets one of his considerations.

                              The second is even if he gets along with Karl, will he play the up tempo style of game that made the Nuggets so successful in the 2nd half of last season? I've heard talk about how Pierce clashed a bit with Doc Rivers over the fact that Pierce wasn't running. If he doesn't want to run, he simply won't fit in here.

                              Other than that I don't have any real problem with it other than seeing who the other players involved would be. Pierce is an All-Star caliber two guard who would give the Nuggets a sorely needed reliable 2nd scoring option. Trading Miller would be softened by the addition of Earl Watson. Watson isn't as good a passer and playmaker as Miller, but he's about even with him as far as scoring and superior defensively. They'd better get a big man back in the deal unless they want to rely on Najera and rookie Linus Kleiza for big minutes if/when Camby gets hurt again.

                              We'll see.

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