I watched almost all of the NBA Draft last night. I wanted to see where Jamaal Franklin ended up from the Aztecs. Unfortunately he fell into the 2nd round. I thought it was a joke. some of the guys that were drafted in front of him will never even wear an NBA jersey. The NBA Draft is a bit of a joke. Jamaal ended up going to Memphis. Hopefully he will stick with them. While watching the draft, the big news came down that Boston had traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn for nothing. They gave up two guys that will be Hall of Famers for absolutely nothing. It was a bit of a shock. KG is on his last legs, so I get trying to dump him. But Pierce? The guy has been with the team 15-16 years. How does he not retire in a Celtics jersey? Boston is trying to rebuild. So they are dumping salary. I get it. It is just hard to swallow. I'm not even a Celtics fan, I can imagine how they are feeling this morning. But I always say, if Joe Montana can be traded, anybody can be. I grew up a 49ers fan and I can still remember the day they shipped Montana off to Kansas City. It seemed impossible. The guy was the franchise. But great teams can make those decisions. They had a guy sitting in the wings named Steve Young, who was younger and ready to go. He ended up being a Hall of Fame player too. So in the end, it was the right move. It is just hard as a fan to see your hero in another uniform. But it's a business. Do you let aging veterans hang around and make millions when their production has clearly dropped off? Or do you cut bait, let the fans be outraged and move on and try to get younger and better? Good teams make the move. It's hard, but it is a necessary evil.