Paul Pierce RUMORS & NEWS

  • 23h
    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' "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.

  • 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

  • Paul Pierce doubts he'd be drafted in modern NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "When Kansas product Paul Pierce fell all the way to 10th in the 1998 NBA draft, many people (including those who worked with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him) were shocked. Once the shock wore off, and NBA observers moved on to peg Pierce as the top Rookie of the Year candidate,..." November 18

  • Paul Pierce wants his son to be a baller — a baseballer

    Fox Sports "Paul Pierce's infant son has a long way to go before he chooses a career, but the NBA star doesn't want his 1-year-old, Prince, to follow his footsteps. Instead, he has another sport in mind. "I want him to be a baseball player," Pierce told David Aldridge of "They've got a better..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce calls ex-team ‘New Jersey,’ says Brooklyn didn’t make him an offer to return

    New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07

  • Billy King on why Paul Pierce left Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Game "The Nets had every opportunity to re-sign free agent Paul Pierce. They owned his full Bird rights, meaning that they could sign him for any amount up to the maximum salary, even though they were over the cap and into ludicrous luxury-tax territory. They had the means, in the form of a billionaire..." September 23

  • Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this..." August 27

  • Paul Pierce shares a private plane and fresh fruit with Al Pacino

    Yahoo! Sports "Just about any dorm, apartment, and eventually basement and (*shudders*) man cave of any professional athlete of the last 20 years has featured a ‘Scarface’ poster. It’s a little weird: Brian DePalma’s 1983 remake of the 1932 classic seemed a little too bloated and long-winded for its own sake..." August 18

  • Doc tried to bring Pierce to LA

    New York Post "Doc Rivers tried his best to bring Paul Pierce home to Los Angeles. The Clippers coach, who coached Pierce in Boston, said Monday night he and Pierce got “very far” down the road this summer trying to have Pierce play for him once again. But the Clippers simply didn’t have a suitable package to..." July 15

  • Wizards reach two-year deal with Paul Pierce

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, stunned earlier Saturday when Trevor Ariza opted to sign with the Houston Rockets, shook off the disappointment in a big way later in the day by landing Paul Pierce. Pierce, 36, a likely Hall of Famer, agreed to a two-year deal for the full mid-level exception worth..." July 13

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