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Celtics trading Paul Pierce?

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The Boston Celtics won a championship with Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in 2008. Now the super three are aging and the team has lost five in a row to put themselves in third place in the Atlantic Division and 1 1/2 games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Garnett and Allen both become free agents this summer and "several contending teams have inquired about Pierce's availability," according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Pierce, who was drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in 1998, "has two years and $32 million left on his contract through the 2013-14 season, and moving him for a shorter deal could make the Celtics a huge player in free agency the next two years," Wojnarowski points out.

So it remains to be seen just what Celtics execs are thinking. The 34-year-old small forward Pierce is averaging 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this season.

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