Paul Pierce (toe) is hopeful of playing tonight vs. Heat, no definitive word either way yet.
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
ESPN.com "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
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
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 NBA.com. "They've got a better..." October 07
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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
ESPN New York "When it comes to negotiations for Paul Pierce, the Brooklyn Nets have their number -- and the veteran forward has his. The Nets would like to pay Pierce around $6-8 million per season on a short-term contract, sources say. Pierce, however, as first reported by Sports Illustrated and..." July 08
Paul Pierce's representatives have told teams Pierce is seeking a two-year contract in the $9-10 million per year range, per sources.
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in conversations with the Brooklyn Nets to try to construct a sign-and-trade that would reunite small forward Paul Pierce with Doc Rivers, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rivers, the Clippers' president and coach, has had several..." July 03
TMZ.com "The end is near for Paul Pierce ... so says the Brooklyn Nets superstar himself who tells TMZ Sports he's only got 1 or 2 years left before his NBA run is over. Pierce was out in Calabasas this morning picking up a few cases of water -- and explained that he was trying to stay hydrated after a..." June 17
ESPN New York "It has been a week since the Brooklyn Nets’ season ended in Miami. There are many questions facing Brooklyn this offseason with two of the biggest question marks surrounding the future of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. It’s early, but as of now, few in or around the Nets organization know what..." May 22
ESPN.com "Paul Pierce's first season with the Brooklyn Nets is over. And the veteran forward isn't sure if it will be his last in Brooklyn, either. Pierce said after the Miami Heat's series-clinching 96-94 Game 5 win over the Nets that he believes he still has a year or two left in his tank. Where the..." May 16
New York Post "The Nets paid a heavy price in both dollars and draft picks to bring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston to Brooklyn last summer. But now that the Nets are headed into the offseason following Wednesday’s season-ending 96-94 loss to the Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals,..." May 15
New York Post "When the Nets introduced Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as the team’s newest acquisitions last July, the two newest and biggest pieces of this $190 million experiment, they weren’t shy about their championship aspirations for their first season in Brooklyn. “Obviously the talent is there,”..." May 14
ESPN.com "For the 26th time, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will square off with LeBron James in a playoff game when the Brooklyn Nets open their second-round series against the Heat on Tuesday night. Pierce says it's only natural that there's some dislike between the two former Celtics and James. The..." May 06
ESPN.com "So maybe Paul Pierce didn’t say it with the full bravado of a Patrick Ewing. But Pierce did perhaps channel a little of his inner Ewing following the Nets’ Game 5 loss on Wednesday night. When asked if Brooklyn can win two straight games to advance to the next round, Pierce displayed the..." May 02
New York Post "When the Nets shipped several draft picks and dramatically expanded their payroll to bring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn last summer, they were supposed to provide the Nets with the kind of know-how necessary to deliver them to victories in close playoff games. But as the Nets..." May 01
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
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
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