NBA Rumors: Why Trading Paul Pierce Is a Terrible Move for the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics didn’t make any trades at last month’s NBA trade deadline. But according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the team was associated with two deals that eventually fell through.

One deal would’ve had the Celtics sending Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo, and the other had Paul Pierce headed to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur’s expiring contract and a 2012 first-round pick.

The Allen-Mayo swap might not have been too horrendous for Boston; however, the Pierce-to-Jersey trade would’ve been.

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