The Boston Celtics Could Bring Back Paul Pierce In A Trade If They Help Facilitate Moving Carmelo Anthony To The Los Angeles Clippers
The Boston Celtics reportedly want no part in adding New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
However, the Knicks desperately want to move him and the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested. The only problem is that they Clippers don’t really have the valuable assets necessary in order to make a deal happen.
But the Celtics can make that dream come to fruition according to the Boston Globe.
“The Knicks haven’t given up hope on including the Celtics as a partner in a potential deal for Carmelo Anthony, sending a scout to Saturday’s Celtics-Bucks game.
While Celtics management told the Knicks they aren’t interested in the nine-time All-Star, the Knicks are pushing to move Anthony, according to an NBA source, and they’re intrigued by some of the Celtics’ players.
A source indicated that Knicks president Phil Jackson has instructed management to move Anthony, who has a no-trade clause but included the Celtics as one of the teams for whom he’d waive the clause. Boston could become part of a potential three-team deal that would send Anthony to another club, perhaps the Clippers.”
In the authors trade:
The Celtics would get: Guard JJ Redick, small forward Paul Pierce, and forward Luc-Richard Mbah Moute.
The Knicks receive: Forward Amir Johnson, forward Jonas Jerebko, and guard Austin Rivers
The Clippers receive: Forward Carmelo Anthony
Moore went on to explain the reasoning behind this trade while also offering another possibility of a trade involving the Knicks’ Courtney Lee and Celtics guard Avery Bradley swapping places.
All told, it seems that the Celtics could be involved in a trade that features Carmelo, but likely not one that would end with the 32-year-old forward coming to Boston. This trade idea would however bring Paul Pierce back into the Green and White uniform.
If seeing The Truth play a couple of games for the Celtics again then this is the move for you. In my personal opinion I think this move would be a neutral move for the C’s and isn’t the move that gets them closer to a championship.