Originally Posted by bills0
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.
Pierce is averaging the same thing he has since Garnett and Allen joined the Celtics in 07. In fact, this is probably his best year since 07. I seriously doubt he's going to go from All-Star starter and third best SF in the league to garbage in one year even at his advanced age.
Leonard is a good player and he may even make the all-star game one day, but he's isn't a Hall of Famer playing at the same HOF level Pierce has been playing for the last 6 years.