Paul Pierce RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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    Robert Morales @RMoralesPT

    Paul pierce(ankle) doubtful for Sunday #Clippers

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    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Paul Pierce did not travel on this two-game trip. Stayed back to try to heal up

  • Pierce thinks Celtics can land a star free agent

    Boston "The Celtics have never landed a star via free agency, but Paul Pierce believes that trend could be coming to an end rather soon. The Clipper forward has been impressed recently with how Danny Ainge has rebuilt the team’s current roster following the team’s decision to trade him and Kevin..." March 29

  • Paul Pierce's injury puts scare into Clippers as they beat Celtics

    Orange County Register "This was the kind of night when Paul Pierce was almost certainly going to end up in the first paragraph. It might’ve been Pierce’s final NBA game against the Boston Celtics, as the weight of 18 NBA seasons and 38-year-old joints has begun to look too heavy at times. But playing against his..." March 29

  • Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal

    CBS Sports "Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal By Matt Moore | NBA writer March 27, 2016 3:01 pm ET In a wide-ranging piece as part of a follow-up to an in-depth column on the Boston Celtics, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp spoke with GM Danny Ainge about the..." March 28

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    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Doc said Pierce is 50-50 for Sunday. He also said he's not sure if the Clippers will bring back Wilcox or Dawson yet while shorthanded

  • Clippers say pregame huddle had nothing to do with Pierce stabbing

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers' post-introduction huddle before Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics generated a lot of attention and raised more than a few eyebrows: While watching the Clips players descend on Paul Pierce after the veteran received a rousing ovation from the TD Garden..." February 11

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Clippers Rivers says Pierce not playing tonight. Wesley Johnson starting in his place.

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Paul Pierce is out tonight - back is sore.

  • Struggling Paul Pierce not ready to quit just yet

    Los Angeles Times "The Paul Pierce Farewell Tour probably won't be coming to an arena near you. The Clippers forward said he did not think he would get the hugs, highlight videos and shout-outs from road public-address announcers that have accompanied Kobe Bryant's final NBA season. "I doubt it," Pierce said..." December 10

  • Clippers’ Rivers says Pierce has always been underrated

    L.A. Daily News "It was late Thursday night at Staples Center. The Clippers had just come all the way back from a 35-point second-quarter deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 in their final exhibition game. Paul Pierce, who turned 38 on Oct. 13, was one of many heroes. He scored 14 of his 19..." October 24

  • Paul Pierce Won't Let His Teammates Wear LeBron's Sneakers

    Complex "Paul Pierce and LeBron James have had quite a rivalry since the days when Pierce's Celtics sent James' Cavs packing their bags in the 2008 and 2010 playoffs. The rivalry literally heated up when James went to Miami and Pierce hit a game-winning shot over him in the Eastern Conference finals, only..." September 29

  • Paul Pierce: 'I'll probably be done with basketball' if Clips win 2016 NBA title

    ESPN Los Angeles "Paul Pierce says his 18th professional season will be his last if his new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, wins the 2016 NBA championship next June. "If we win this year -- win a championship -- I'll probably be done with basketball, just to be honest," Pierce said at Clippers media day Friday...." September 26

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Paul Pierce said if Clippers win it all this year he likely walks away from basketball

  • Doc Rivers says expect Paul Pierce to play the four — and get rest for playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers starting power forward spot is locked up — Blake Griffin is pretty good at his job. But after a strong summer by Doc Rivers the GM adding needed depth to the roster, Doc Rivers the coach has options. That will include going small at times — play Griffin (or DeAndre Jordan) at the..." September 06

  • Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce’s Decision Came Down To Clippers Or Celtics

    NESN "You might want to avert your eyes, Boston Celtics fans — especially those with bad hearts: Paul Pierce was almost a Celtic once more. Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers was back at TD Garden Wednesday for a fundraising event for ABCD Hoops Dreams. Rivers, who now serves as head coach and president..." September 03

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    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Pierce: "This will probably be the last ride of my career. I think this is where I'm going to end it. I'm going to go all in." #GearUpLA

  • Doc Rivers on Paul Pierce: 'He's going to take big shots and make a lot of them'

    NBA.com "Head coach Doc Rivers knows defining a specific role for Paul Pierce this season can be complicated. Pierce has a knack for coming up in the clutch, and Rivers wants that. Pierce also won an NBA title, and Rivers wants Pierce’s mentorship on a team looking to win its first championship. When..." July 19

  • Clippers, Paul Pierce agree to terms on a three-year contract

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers gained a giant lure in their pursuit of DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Paul Pierce on a three-year, $10.5-million contract that will reunite the veteran small forward with Coach Doc Rivers. Pierce and Rivers won an NBA title together with the Boston Celtics in..." July 02

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Wizards officials encouraged by conversation with Paul Pierce tonight. Pierce, family have grown fond of DC and Pierce's role with team.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Washington Wizards, I'm told, are quietly but increasingly optimistic about their chances of hanging onto Paul "I Called Game" Pierce

  • Paul Pierce is opting out of contract to become free agent, Wizards confirm

    Washington Post "As reported here a week ago, Paul Pierce has officially opted out of his contract with the Washington Wizards and will become a free agent for the second straight year on July 1. [Pierce will opt out of contract with Wizards, could return to D.C. under new deal] Wizards General Manager Ernie..." June 28

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    The Players' Tribune @PlayersTribune

    .@paulpierce34 has informed The Players' Tribune that he is opting out of his contract to be a free agent. pic.twitter.com/k9j2Qls6TP

  • Celtics To Pursue Paul Pierce, Robin Lopez

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics plan to pursue Paul Pierce and Robin Lopez as complementary players to sell Kevin Love on the idea of signing with Boston, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The Celtics have about $40MM on the books against a projected $67.1MM cap already, and if they sign..." June 24

  • Paul Pierce will forgo his Wizards option and become a free agent

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce has decided to play next season but is expected to bypass his $5.5 million player option, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The decision, which is due by the end of the month, would make Pierce a free agent for the second straight..." June 22

  • Report: Paul Pierce to come back for 18th year with Wizards or Clippers

    CBS Sports "Paul Pierce has decided not to retire, but he is not sure what uniform he'll be wearing next season, according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo. He could stay with the Washington Wizards or sign with the Clippers to play in his hometown of Los Angeles under former head coach Doc..." June 20

  • Report: Clippers 'exploring' signing Paul Pierce

    CBS Sports "After the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Lance Stephenson, Doc Rivers quickly stated their new acquisition would not to be their starting small forward. Rivers sees Stephenson as more of a "utility player" off the bench, which means the Clippers do not have a starting small forward. This also..." June 18

  • Report: Clippers remain interested in bringing Paul Pierce to Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul Pierce has one year remaining on his contract with the Wizards, but it’s a player option, which means he can walk away from it to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. If he were to do that, it has been speculated that he would end up with the Clippers. Nothing has been decided..." June 02

  • Paul Pierce Could Opt Out Of Wizards' Deal, Sign With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Pierce can opt out of his contract with the Washington Wizards this offseason. Many around the league expect Pierce to opt out and finish his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce would have the opportunity to reunite with Doc Rivers while also playing in his hometown." May 25

  • LeBron James on what Paul Pierce meant to his career: 'I knew I had to become much better'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If last week were indeed Paul Peirce's final NBA game as he hinted, a piece of LeBron James would go off into the sunset with him. When you think of a James arch nemesis, Pierce's name is likely to come up and vice versa. Retiring after an efficacious 17-year career is undoubtedly..." May 19

  • Paul Pierce yelled “series” after his late corner three. That didn’t work out.

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Paul Pierce banked in a game-winning shot to give the Wizards a Game 3 win over the Hawks, he told the television cameras he didn’t call “bank” he called “game.” He tried to up that a step when he hit this three to put the Wizards up one with 8.3 seconds left." May 14

  • In latest barb, Pierce "laughs" at Nets loss of picks

    Nets Daily "Before he called "game" Saturday, Paul Pierce talked to the Boston Herald about his rebirth in Washington and took yet another shot at the Nets. He forgives Danny Ainge for dumping him but "laughs" at what the Nets gave up for him, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, according to the Herald's Steve..." May 11

  • Paul Pierce sounds like a guy who plans to stay a Wizards this summmer

    Pro Basketball Talk "If he wants to, Paul Pierce can become a free agent this summer. He has a player option on his contract. Opt in and he makes $5.5 million to stay in Washington, opt out and he can test the market for a forward who turns 38 next season but is still productive (11.9 points per game this season)..." May 08

  • Pierce gets one last jab in at Drake before Hawks series

    CSN Washington "Before we finally close the book on Washington's first-round playoff series against Toronto, it would only be right if Paul Pierce got in one more little jab on Raptors global ambassador Drake, right? He did that in a one-on-one interview with CSN's Chris Miller over the weekend. Asked..." May 03

  • Paul Pierce trolls Drake, Raptors after sweep

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul Pierce tormented the Raptors all series – from “It” to a huge Game 1 to “That’s why I’m here!” So, once the Wizards completed their sweep of Toronto, Pierce sure wasn’t stopping. He took aim at his old friend Drake, whose last album was “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late:” " April 27

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    James Herbert @outsidethenba

    Greivis Vasquez: "Basically, we need a Paul Pierce that's gonna talk that trash. We don't have that."

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Paul Pierce shouting on the way to the locker room after #wizards Game 2 win: "I don't want to go through customs no more."

  • Greivis Vasquez sick of talking about Paul Pierce, but says he has big balls

    CBS Sports "Greivis Vasquez had words for Paul Pierce on Sunday. A lot of them. When a reporter brought up Pierce's comments from Saturday about a “psychological war,” the Toronto Raptors guard laughed. Then he interrupted the question about the Washington Wizards forward, who injected some drama into the..." April 19

  • Paul Pierce: Raptors don’t have the ‘it’ factor

    Sportsnet "Potential first-round opponent Paul Pierce doesn’t fear a playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors. In a revealing interview with ESPN, the Washington Wizards guard said that, despite going 0-3 against Toronto this season, the Raptors simply don’t have the “It” factor that would concern him..." April 15

  • Paul Pierce suggests his former Nets teammates are gutless

    SB Nation "The Brooklyn Nets have been given two chances to solidify their spot in the playoffs. They responded with a 23-point loss to the Bucks and a 27-point loss to the Bulls. That probably doesn't surprise Paul Pierce, who called his one year with the team "horrible" in an interview with ESPN's..." April 15

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Paul Pierce (rest) OUT tonight vs. #Sixers, Otto Porter will start in his place #WizSixers

  • Lawsuit claims Paul Pierce trashed apartment during his time with Nets

    Sporting News "Paul Pierce might be gone from the Nets, but his former landlords haven't forgotten his time in New York. The Wizards forward is being accused of trashing his $30,000-a-month Manhattan rental apartment in a lawsuit. The apartment's owners, Anuragini Pandey and Rajeev Tewari, are suing Pierce..." March 25

  • Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce has a lot of years of effective basketball still in him

    Pro Basketball Talk "It still feels a little strange to see Paul Pierce in a uniform that isn’t green and white. It was Brooklyn black last season, Washington red, white and blue this season, but it still makes you double-take every once in a while. We’re going to be doing double takes for at least another season..." March 23

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Paul Pierce (bruised right knee) OUT tonight vs. Minnesota #WizWolves

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Lineup Update: Paul Pierce (rest) OUT tonight vs. #Knicks, Otto Porter will start in his place #WizKnicks

  • Pierce’s future plans include visiting Celts

    Boston Herald "Boston hasn’t seen the last of Paul Pierce, and it’s quite possible the Celtic organization hasn’t, either. Fifteen years of learning how to drive on rotaries and strategically leave the “R” off the end of words will not be wasted. Though his new team, the Washington Wizards, has finished the..." December 29

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Paul Pierce (toe) is hopeful of playing tonight vs. Heat, no definitive word either way yet.

  • Simple Truth: Boston a special place for Pierce

    Boston Herald "He walked into the hallway at 11:20 yesterday morning, greeting friends nearly every step as he went. But before Paul Pierce turned into the Washington dressing room, a reporter reminded him he was now inside and probably didn’t need the sunglasses he was still sporting on this gray day. “You..." December 08

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron

    ESPN "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

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