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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:54

Report: Celtics Considering Trading Pierce and Bradley for Eric Gordon

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According to Michael McNamara, the Celtics are considering a trade that would send captain Paul Pierce and guard Avery Bradley to New Orleans in exchange for Eric Gordon.

Pierce, 35, is set to earn 15.3 million dollars next season, however the Celtics have a team option for him. For the full details on the option, click here

Since being drafted out of Texas, Avery Bradley has established himself as one of the NBA's top perimeter defenders. He has two more seasons on his contract, where he is set to earn 2.5 million next season, and 3.5 million the season after.

Eric Gordon has missed the majority of his time in New Orleans due to injuries, but he has thrived in his limited time. This past season, he averaged 17 points and 3.3 assists over 30.1 minutes per game.

He currently has three more years on his contract, which breaks down as follows:

2013-2014: 14.2 Million

2014-2015: 14.9 Million

2015-2016: 15.5 Million

If this trade happens, the Celtics would acquire a much needed scorer. The teams starting line up would likely look like this:

PG: Rajon Rondo

SG: Eric Gordon

SF: Jeff Green

PF: Brandon Bass / Jared Sullinger

C: Kevin Garnett

So while losing Pierce would be hard for fans to cope with, the starting line up would still look great with Gordan manning the two.