Sometime next year and maybe even sooner, there's going to be some temptation by Celtics fans and maybe even Danny Ainge to say goodbye to the Captain before he's ready to leave. The final season of Pierce's contract is only partially guaranteed and it may be the last chance for Danny to take advantage of the amnesty clause and Pierce is the only reasonable candidate. Amnestying Pierce or straight out waiving him could free up a nice chunk of change for a luxury tax team. The free agent class of 2013 has a bevy of promising young players and any good GM would have to consider cutting ties with an aging veteran.