Cohen 8-Ball: Where NBA Stars Could Have Played
Cohen’s Analysis: If the Celtics didn’t acquire Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in that unforgettable summer of 2007, Paul Pierce would have probably been elsewhere before leading Boston to a title and earning Finals MVP honors the following season. Boston finished with the league’s second worst record the year before winning the championship and Pierce made it clear if the team didn’t make a substantial offseason move he wanted out. Well, thanks to Danny Ainge’s crafty front office work, he got his wish and backed away from his trade threats. One rumor at the time that was legit was Pierce going to the Grizzlies in exchange for Pau Gasol.