Pierce to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin and Patrick Patterson/Jordan Hill
"Martin simply has not been the same this season. His body language, coupled with his drop in scoring, down from 23.4 ppg in 2010-11 to 16.5 this season, are reason enough. Whether he remains disappointed from the failed trade that would have sent him to the New Orleans Hornets earlier this season, or the new rules that affect his ability to pump fake and draw fouls, Martin's game has regressed. He does not have the ability to be the No. 1 scorer for the Rockets and carry them in the fourth quarter.
Impact: Pierce would be a perfect veteran fit for the Rockets. Putting him alongside talented youngsters Kyle Lowry, Courtney Lee, Luis Scola and Samuel Dalembert would give the Rockets a good blend of youth and experience. For the Celtics, Martin would provide them with a 20-point scorer to take over for impending free agent Ray Allen. Martin has shown signs of returning to form, scoring 32 points last Thursday. Either Patterson or Hill would offer quality -- and inexpensive -- depth for Ainge, who must fill almost an entire roster next season."
Whatda ya think? I think wed have a good balance of veterns and young players, and williams can get more time at SG.
But, Then Budinger wont get much PT so wed should prolly move him for a pick IMO.
Not to mention we would probably make the playoffs and our defense would improve (espehally if hills the one traded) and we would become a more attractive destinations for free agents