Paul Pierce RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Paul Pierce Almost Joined Kevin Garnett In Minnesota, Not Boston

    NESN "The NBA is saying goodbye to two important members of Boston Celtics history: Kevin Garnett announced his retirement in September, while Paul Pierce plans to hang them up after the season. Both players were integral in bringing a championship to Boston in 2008, forming the “Big Three” along..." October 22

  • Clippers’ Paul Pierce sprains ankle stepping on reporter’s foot

    Today's Fastbreak "Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Paul Pierce suffered a sprained ankle during warm-ups before Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Pierce stepped on the foot of a sideline reporter and was held out of the franchise’s preseason finale as a result. No definite timetable for his return has..." October 22

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • Paul Pierce Says He’ll Retire As A Celtic After Next Season

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the vast majority of his career with the Boston Celtics, and in 2008 was a core member of the Big 3 that brought the city its first NBA championship since the late 80s. The Celtics were an Eastern Conference powerhouse for years after, eventually returning to the Finals in 2010,..." October 13

  • Paul Pierce Calls BS On John Wall/Bradley Beal Feud

    TMZ "There's no inner war between Washington Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall -- so says NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who says reports of a feud between the two are straight-up wrong. Wall has said in the past that "we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court" -- but said their..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce: My Final Season

    The Player's Tribune "is is it, my final season. It’s time to move on from the game of basketball. Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity. With the Clippers, in the..." September 26

  • Paul Pierce Still Undecided About Playing In 16-17

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Pierce remains undecided about continuing his NBA career this season. "Depends on the day I talk to him. Paul has had the summer, he's gone back and forth," Doc Rivers said while back in Boston to host the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden. "I think he has a right to do that...." September 07

  • Doc Rivers Is Adamant That Paul Pierce ‘Has To’ Retire As A Member Of The Celtics

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the first 15 seasons of his NBA career as a member of the Boston Celtics, so it would make some sense that the All-Star swingman would enter retirement, whenever that may come, as a member of that organization. However, Pierce’s former head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers..." September 07

  • Paul Pierce planning return with Clippers for 19th NBA season, sources say

    L.A. Daily News "With every move, every signing, a question for the Clippers always loomed in the background — will Paul Pierce be back next season? The answers have never been certain, and even in mid-August, that’s still the case. But, a probability has emerged, at least for now. Pierce, an 18-season..." August 17

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball..." July 28

  • Report: Paul Pierce will return to Clippers next season

    SI "Former All-Star forward Paul Pierce will return to the Clippers next season, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Pierce, who will turn 39 before the start of the regular season, is under contract with Los Angeles for two more years. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal before last..." July 27

  • Paul Pierce Expects To Play Next Season

    Real GM Basketball "While Paul Pierce has yet to make it official, a person close to him says he intends to play next season. Pierce has been considering retirement and had a successful run with ESPN during the playoffs. " July 09

  • Paul Pierce reportedly remains undecided on returning to NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce still has not decided if he wants to return for his 19th NBA season. The Clippers forward is reportedly still considering his future, but will apparently be making up his mind within the next few weeks." June 29

  • Paul Pierce will make decision in a few weeks on whether to retire

    Boston Globe "Paul Pierce told the Globe on Wednesday night before Game 3 of the NBA Finals that he hasn’t made a decision on whether he will return for a 19th season but will in the next few weeks. Pierce, 38, has two years remaining on a three-year, $10 million deal with the Clippers but is coming off the..." June 09

  • Paul Pierce files for ‘I called game’ trademark

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce is coming off a down season that saw him average a career low 6.1 points per game. He did so on a team that was prematurely eliminated from the playoffs in the first round. This hasn’t stopped the future Hall of Famer from reliving his glory day(s) with..." June 09

  • Clippers' Pierce '50-50' about returning next season

    The Score "Hours after the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs, Paul Pierce has mixed feelings on whether he'll return for a 19th season. The 38-year-old told reporters Saturday that he's "50-50" on coming back next year, but said he wants to avoid making an emotional..." April 30