Trade rumor: Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley to New Orleans for Eric Gordon

The key word here is rumor.  It comes from a Pelicans blogger who said on twitter that he heard from an "Eastern Conference source" that the Celtics are discussing this internally; as in they haven't even mentioned it to New Orleans.  But somehow that is enough to set the twitter world abuzz, so here we are talking about it.

I do love Eric Gordon when he's healthy.  He's a very good shooter and a spectacular athlete who would probably fit right in with Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, and he could be the big time scorer the C's desperately need.  But (and this is a huge "but") he's locked in for roughly $15 million a year for the next 3 seasons, and he's missed a total of 119 games over the last 3 seasons.

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