Newsday "Paul Pierce stood and clapped as he faced the fans behind the bench moments before the fourth quarter commenced, trying to pump up a somewhat sleepy crowd. With no Deron Williams because of right patella tendinitis -- which thrust Jorge Gutierrez into his first career start -- Shaun Livingston..." April 12
Paul Pierce (right hip pointer) and Shaun Livingston (sprained right big toe) are out tonight vs. #Magic
Fansided "The Brooklyn Nets have turned things around. Prior to their 109-104 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, they had won four consecutive games. The team is now 37-32 after a disaster of a start that saw them begin the season with a 10-21 record. One reason for their turnaround is the..." March 25
New York Post "Sometimes, simply winning isn’t good enough. That was the case for Paul Pierce Monday night after the Nets managed to snap their three-game losing streak with a 108-102 victory over the 76ers at Barclays Center. But a much-needed triumph wasn’t enough to satisfy Pierce, who wasn’t happy with..." February 04
North Jersey "Paul Pierce’s eyes filled with tears as he waved toward the sellout crowd at TD Garden on Sunday night. “Thank you,” he mouthed in full view on the Jumbotron. “I love you guys. Thank you.” Kevin Garnett may have said it best before he and Pierce made their dramatic return to Boston: “Some..." January 27
Pro Basketball Talk "Paul Pierce and Kevin Durant return to Boston today as conquering heroes. Centerpieces of the Celtics’ 2008 championship team, Pierce and Garnett will always be heroes of the past for fans here. But now, they’ve gone from goats to heroes of the present with the Brooklyn Nets, who are an..." January 26
Fansided "The most interestingly bizarre story in the NBA at the moment surrounds Andrew Bynum and his current situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Essentially, Bynum doesn’t want to play for Cleveland and the Cavs don’t want to keep him around. It’s not as toxic a situation as it sounds, but it’s..." January 05
New York Post "After the Nets came away with a stirring 95-93 win Thursday in Oklahoma City, Paul Pierce said he’s ready to switch positions full-time after playing power forward as part of the Nets’ smallball starting lineup. “Maybe what you saw was going to be the future lineup,” Pierce said after scoring 18..." January 04
New York Daily News "Paul Pierce again struggled with his shooting on Wednesday, revealing afterward that he still hasn’t fully recovered from a broken bone in his right hand. Pierce finished with just one field goal in nearly 18 minutes on 1-of-8 shooting against the Bulls in a 95-78 loss, continuing a downward..." December 26
NBA.com "Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been fined $15,000 for making excessive and unnecessary contact with George Hill of the Indiana Pacers, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which was called a Flagrant Foul 2, occurred with 4:22 remaining in..." December 25
New York Daily News "When the Nets all but pawned their future for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in a blockbuster trade last summer, the idea was for Pierce to anchor a star-studded lineup that would contend for a championship. And, of course, he would start. You don’t make that kind of investment — swapping..." December 16
New York Post "Pierce saw a number of familiar faces in the Nets’ 104-96 win over the Celtics Tuesday night, but he was in an unfamiliar role going against his former team. Playing in the 1,118th game of his career, Pierce didn’t start for just the fourth time, coming off the bench for the first time since..." December 11
Nets Daily "Doc Rivers spoke to Howard Beck this week and seemed to criticize the way his two former stars, now mired in the worse seasons of their long careers, are being used. "He can score anywhere," Rivers said of Paul Pierce. "I think he was more uncomfortable with the short minutes that they were..." December 10
ESPN.com "He watches over them like a father whose children have scattered to various corners of the country, no longer in his charge yet still firmly implanted in his psyche. "I was watching the Nets the other night and Kevin (Garnett) collided with someone and fell,'' Doc Rivers reported. "My heart..." December 09
Deron Williams and Paul Pierce returned to practice today. Terry and Kirilenko were out.
Same four guys -- Williams, Terry, Pierce, Kirilenko -- are out for the Nets tonight.
At nets shootaround, Deron Williams, Kirilenko, Pierce and terry are out tonight
NBA.com "Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. The injury occurred during the first half of the November 29 game at Houston. Pierce is expected to miss the next 2-4..." December 02
#Nets Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko are OUT tonight. Garnett is probable. Pierce is a game-time decision.
Pro Basketball Talk "Most of the time in the NBA, if a team’s star players are going to miss a game due to injury, they will still accompany their teammates to the arena and either receive treatment in the locker room while the game is going on, or wear a suit and represent on the sidelines. Paul Pierce and Kevin..." November 17
New York Post "Paul Pierce is in his seventh season playing alongside Kevin Garnett, teammates since the Celtics traded for Garnett and Ray Allen in the summer of 2007. And they’ve been friends since the two of them were in high school. So if anyone could identify the cause of Garnett’s rough start this..." November 12
Jason Kidd said Paul Pierce (illness) is a gametime decision. Pierce just walked by in full uniform.
Paul Pierce missed shootaround with an illness. Kidd says the plan is that he plays tonight.
New York Post "Prevention beats cure. So caution was a buzzword at Nets practice Sunday. Paul Pierce was held out because of a jammed big toe, a condition suffered in the last preseason game at Miami on Friday but not believed serious. Andrei Kirilenko’s back spasms, though, continue to be a concern...." October 28
New York Post "Injured Nets guard Deron Williams won’t play in Wednesday’s preseason game at Boston and neither will ex-Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Brooklyn hasn’t had all its pieces together this preseason but according to Pierce health is more important than quick cohesion the second half more..." October 22
Pierce as expected isn't traveling to Boston.
Real GM Basketball "With words from LeBron James about the exit of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics still ringing in their ears Pierce delivered a shoulder block to James on a breakaway in the first quarter of Thursday's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. Garnett also landed a soft..." October 18
ESPN.com "Come Thursday night when the Miami Heat face the Nets for the first time since Brooklyn's league-shaking summer trade LeBron James and Dwyane Wade think some former Boston Celtics on the Nets might owe the former Celtic on the Heat an apology. A year ago there was a stream of vitriol from..." October 17
Bleacher Report "The voices permeate every huddle resonate through every team meeting reverberate across the locker room. The message never wavers. It repeats on a steady loop like an old vinyl record with a well-placed scratch. “Defense-defense-defense-defense…” If Kevin Garnett isn’t bellowing about it..." October 10
New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett pitched his first media shutout of the basketball season on Tuesday proving the old guy can still dart around and evade reporters with the best of them. The newest Net star blew off a slew of reporters after practice in the NBA-quality Krzyzewski practice palace at Duke with the..." October 02
ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams couldn’t believe it when general manager Billy King told Williams that the GM was trying to acquire both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics. “I knew we were gonna try to get Paul -- I thought that was done -- and then Billy called me..." September 20
New York Post "Paul Pierce isn’t worried about J.R. Smith. “Who?” Pierce said when asked Thursday afternoon about Smith a frequent participant in Knicks-Nets jawboning this offseason. When Smith’s name was repeated Pierce made his point clear. “Who?” he repeated before heading into new Nets teammate Deron..." September 19
Nets Daily "In an interview with Sina the big Chinese media company Kevin Garnett says he wouldn't have waived his no-trade clause and "without a doubt" retired if he had been separated from Paul Pierce. As reported by Celtic Life he was asked by a Sina reporter what he would have done if he had been dealt..." September 05
SI.com "The war of words over New York City professional basketball supremacy continues. Knicks guard J.R. Smith is the latest to pop off in response to comments made by new Nets forward Paul Pierce who suggested earlier this month that it was time for Brooklyn to “start running this city.” “I just..." August 31
CBSSports.com "Knicks point guard Raymond Felton weighed in with ESPN New York on who "runs New York" between the Knicks and the Nets after Paul Pierce said the Nets will be the Kings of New York or whatever this season after adding himself and Kevin Garnett. I pretty much love this quote beyond words. It's..." August 18
I have a feeling ESPN will be disappointed when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett aren't in Boston for the Nets-Celtics preseason game.
Boston Globe "Former Celtics star Paul Pierce said that he Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers never wanted to be part of a rebuilding team and that the Celtics owners decided after the season that rebuilding the team was exactly what was needed. Pierce made the remarks to Slam Magazine in an interview that was..." August 09
ESPN.com "J.R. Smith may think the New York Knicks are the marquee team in town but Brooklyn Nets newcomer Paul Pierce has other ideas. "I think the hate (for the Knicks) has grown a little. Everybody knows how much I disliked the Knicks when I was with the Celtics but I think it's grown to another..." August 08
Newsday "Doc Rivers could tell Paul Pierce was emotionally hurt trying to come to grips with the notion that he no longer was wanted in Boston. Pierce bled Celtics green courtesy of playing 15 years with the franchise that plucked him out of Kansas with the 10th selection in the 1998 draft. He was..." August 05
Sporting News "Paul Pierce had spent his entire NBA career with the Boston Celtics as their go-to player. Especially when Rajon Rondo went down during the 2012-2013 season. Now with Brooklyn, a team with many stars already in place that can help the Nets get over the hump and back into title contention,..." July 21
CBSSports.com "Thursday's press conference to introduce Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce (along with Jason Terry) as new members of the Nets was a little weird. It was subdued, a strange affair that saw the two Boston icons holding up the black and white jerseys. KG's transformation only "seemed" weird. In reality,..." July 19
New York Post "Twelve years to the day the Nets acquired Jason Kidd from the Suns, they officially unveiled the players acquired in the only trade to rival that one in franchise history – Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry – in a press conference at Barclays Center. “To me, this is a great day for..." July 18
New York Post "Paul Pierce came up with a unique way to salute the city of Boston yesterday. Pierce publicly addressed the trade to the Nets for the first time yesterday afternoon when he announced on his Twitter account, “I’m going to share some of my favorite Boston memories on new Instagram account...." July 17
New York Post "The Nets paid a hefty price in salary, luxury-tax commitments and future unprotected draft picks to acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Celtics. But don’t count Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge among those who think the Nets overpaid for players who have played..." July 16
Celtics and Nets announce official completion of blockbuster trade sending Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.
Boston Globe "The Celtics have offered a public thank you to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with a full-page ad in Friday's Boston Globe sports section. Pierce and Garnett were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in late June. The Celtics also shared the message via social media, tweeting "You will always be Celtics."" July 12
NESN "Celtics fans were disappointed to see Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers go this offseason, but they were distraught to see Paul Pierce head out of Boston, too. After 15 years and 1,102 games played, all with the Celtics, a lot of people assumed — hoped, maybe — that Pierce would spend his entire NBA..." July 09