Well, it's time to dispel those rumors as nothing but that. There just doesn't seem to be a situation in which the Celtics can deal Pierce and feel good about it. Not only does he have so much history with the organization, but there are also other factors at play.
Coming into this season, no one even really considered the thought that the C's would trade The Truth. Can you seriously picture Pierce wearing anything but the Celtic green?
You probably can't, and GM Danny Ainge probably can't either.