Originally Posted by b1gdon
Look, I like Leonard, but to get Paul Pierce this is what it would take short of a lottery pick. I would be very conflicted, but if this trade were there I think I would have to take it. This would instantly make us favorites for the championship this year. We would have a closing lineup of Parker, Ginobili, Pierce, Duncan, and Splitter/Diaw. No team could come close to that. Our window for championships is rapidly closing and short of replacing Duncan and Manu with a future HOFer, it will be closed for a while. Need to strike while they can still win it.
I think you are talking of the Paul Pierce of yesteryear. He is 35 now and no longer the force that he once was. It makes no sense to trade Leonard for someone who has regressed more and is playing worse than Leonard.