Paul Pierce wasn’t shy about publicly appreciating his role in giving the Boston Celtics the top pick in next month’s NBA Draft. He also isn’t shy about his thinking that Boston should trade it away.
Pierce said on Wednesday he thinks the Celtics need to trade the top pick in the draft in order to build a championship team for the present. The former Celtic says the top seed in the Eastern Conference can parlay the top pick for a star now to give Isaiah Thomas another weapon with which to compete against the likes of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Pierce revealed his plans for the Celtics on Wednesday’s episode of ESPN’s The Jump.