For a while now, the Boston Celtics have openly been shopping for deals involving franchise superstar Paul Pierce. If they do end up pushing away the 14-year veteran, they would be making one of the worst trades of the past several years, regardless of who they attain in the process.
With a record of 16-17 this season, Danny Ainge and the current Celtics brass are now aware that the Celtics are no longer in position to win a championship this season. With strong teams like the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic all enjoying success with young stars littered throughout their rosters, the age of the Celtics team is very evident.
While getting rid of Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen would be a sad day for many Boston fans, a trade of Paul Pierce would be one of the truly sad days in the history of Beantown sports.
Here are four reasons why.