Ainge admits he doesn't know if he can bring Iverson here. That means that the talks must be completely stalled. (Unless it is a smokescreen). Pierce mentioned Boozer and Mo Pete as players who could realistically be brought in. I know that Danny is going to keep working on bringing in another star, but I hope he continues to stick to his guns that we aren't going to give away the future to win a couple more games now. Now that Pierce is wrapped up, he won't need to feel he has to make a deal to get him to stay and that is a good thing.
``With the [possible deal] for Allen Iverson, he straight-up said, `Paul, I really don't know if we're going to get Allen Iverson, but the one thing I can say is we're working hard to bring someone here to help you and to help this ballclub become better.' I believe him. I don't think they would have made this commitment to me if they weren't trying to help this team be a winner. If they didn't want to re-sign me, then they were going in a different direction. By making this commitment to me, I think they're making a commitment to be a contending team in these next five years."
Neither Ainge nor Pierce knows where that help will come from or if it will arrive before the start of next season. But recognizing the importance of the chemistry between Pierce and any additions, Ainge promised to keep the captain informed of major personnel moves and solicit his opinion on players. When asked for names of players who might be realistic acquisitions, Pierce mentioned Carlos Boozer and Morris Peterson. As the offseason progresses, Pierce trusts Ainge will come up with intriguing deals and keep him up to date. More] source: Globe