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Back on draft day when it was announced that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were going to be traded, the immediate thing that crossed my mind was how emotional it will be to attend their first game back at the Garden next season.  I get goosebumps just thinking about.  To no surprise, Pierce has been thinking about it a lot too.  From Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix:

Watching the press conference, it was clear that the former C's captain is having a very difficult time moving on.  However, Pierce said he holds no grudge against Danny Ainge for dealing him, claiming he would have done the same thing.  From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:

 And finally, while not really related but definitely worth mentioning, ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg adds this other little nugget from Pierce on the health of Rajon Rondo:

This may well be nothing, but it's definitely possible Pierce heard something along these lines from Rondo or someone else in the organization.  And while the Celtics themselves might be tight lipped about it, Pierce no longer needs to be.  My guess is there's a 99% chance that it's just speculation.


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Mark Vandeusen 7/18/2013 03:23:00 PM Edit
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