Afternoon Delight: Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett are still part of the Celtics tanking plan in Brooklyn

The Celtics are 4-7, and if they somehow win in Houston tonight they'll miraculously be back in first place.  The current cellar dwellers of the Atlantic Division?  The Brooklyn Nets at 3-7.  Last night the Nets fell at home to the Blazers, 108-98.  Kevin Garnett made his first six shots to start the game (all in the opening 5 minutes), but then finished 2 for his last 13.  Paul Pierce shot 2 of 12, including 0-5 from three.  Old friend Jason Terry even got in on the act as well, going just 2-7 off the bench.

Last February Garnett famously said "I bleed green, I die green. That's what it is."  Over the summer when asked if he had envisioned his return to Boston Pierce said "A thousand times, and every time I shed tears."  What if those two are still Celtics at heart?  What if they are doing the best they can to help out their brothers in green?  Boston has the rights to Brooklyn's 2014 first round draft pick.  Maybe the "Celtics" really are tanking, just not the ones we expected?

Unfortunately this is where my delightful daydream must come to an end; the Hawks have the option to swap picks with Brooklyn next year, left over from the Joe Johnson trade.  But it's just fine with me if Paul and Kevin aren't aware of that.

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