I had the Clipper/Kings game on in the background tonight and I heard something very interesting. Clippers announcers Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith, two guys I really like and respect, were talking trade rumors. They ackowledged that rumors of Rondo moving were probably exagerated, but Ray was possible trade bait (to the Clippers), and there were rumblings of Pierce possibly being moved- perhaps to the Clippers (who he'd be an incredible fit for), the Lakers (who could certainly use him at that position), and the Rockets.
If Paul Pierce was to leave and go anywhere, I think I'd be happiest if he went to The Clippers. Reasons: 1.) He'd get another couple shots at a title over the next few years, 2.) He's from LA, and it would probably make being traded easier on him, and 3.) I watch most Clippers games and would love to watch him on that team (I'll say it again, what an incredible fit. He's exactly what the Clippers need).
The Clippers have plenty of talent. I'm just not sure what combo of talent/draft picks/expiring contracts fits into Danny's master plan, whatever that may be.
edit: After a quick Google search I see that these reports are being credited to A. Sherrod Blakely. http://www.csnne.com...280&feedID=3352
And apparently it was first reported almost 12 hours ago- sorry, but I haven't heard about anything but Rondo the last few days. To actually hear the Clippers guys bring it up made my ears perk up.
This is how I feel about most "insiders" (Chris Brousard) and their trade rumors:
Throw it against the wall and see what sticks.
Edited by Sheets, 02 March 2012 - 04:52 AM.