If I was GM...........
I make a decision.... the future........ or now.
If we are considering upping Pierce we should look at clearing out the inexperienced players.
Trade Gerald Green and his world's of potential.
Trade Al Jefferson and his unreached potential.
Trade Pick 7, who needs it.
Lose Tony Allen (he has no skill I can identify)
Move Mr. Inconsistent Delonte West.
Out of all the young guys, I'm only sold on Kendrick Perkins.
For those 5 players we should try and bring in Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson, both of those guys seem like they could be moved this offseason.
For it to really work though it would need to be a 3-way.
This is a big one folks:
Boston Trade Breakdown
Memphis Trade Breakdown
Indiana Trade Breakdown
That gives Boston an instant playoff team of:
CT: Perkins/ Jones
PF: O'Neal/ Scarabline
SF: Pierce/ Warrick
SG: Jackson/ Pick 24
PG: Tinsley/ Greene
Memphis end up with:
CT: Wright/ LaFrentz
PF: Gasol/ ?
SF: Battier/ Miller
SG: Szczerbiak/ ?
PG: Stoudamire/ Jackson
Indiana end up with:
CT: Harrison/ Foster/ Pick 17
PF: Jefferson/ Cardinal
SF: Granger/ Pick 7 (Gay)
SG: EJones (expirer)/ Green/ Allen
PG: West/ Johnson/ Sarunas
Thats a flexible team with the option of resigning Peja as well.