Paul Pierce RUMORS & NEWS

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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.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

  • 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 NBA.com. "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

    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

  • 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

  • Pierce wants $9-10 million per year

    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

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Paul Pierce's representatives have told teams Pierce is seeking a two-year contract in the $9-10 million per year range, per sources.

  • Clippers want Paul Pierce

    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

  • Paul Pierce -- 'I Only Got 1 or 2 Years Left In Me'

    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

  • Stay or go: Paul Pierce

    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

  • Paul Pierce: One, two more years left

    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

  • After elimination, Pierce, Garnett ponder futures

    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

  • Pierce, Garnett didn’t come to Brooklyn to get ‘throne’ for a loop

    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

  • Pierce: LeBron dislike not personal

    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

  • Pierce: 'We'll see them back here Sunday'

    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

  • Nets’ Kidd benches Pierce, Garnett in fourth quarter

    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

  • Paul Pierce reaches 25,000 points

    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

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Paul Pierce (right hip pointer) and Shaun Livingston (sprained right big toe) are out tonight vs. #Magic

  • Pierce rips into Nets despite win over 76ers

    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

  • Nets win in emotional return to Boston for Garnett, Pierce

    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

  • Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return to Boston for first time as Brooklyn Nets

    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

  • Pierce set to go four-ward in Nets’ smallball lineup

    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

  • Pierce wants more playing time with Nets

    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

  • Nets' Pierce fined $15,000 for flagrant foul

    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

  • Nets limit Paul Pierce to bench role for now as veteran forward recovers from hand injury

    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

  • Paul Pierce adjusts to new role

    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

  • Doc Rivers hints Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett being misused

    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

  • Rivers still bleeding green

    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

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Deron Williams and Paul Pierce returned to practice today. Terry and Kirilenko were out.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Same four guys -- Williams, Terry, Pierce, Kirilenko -- are out for the Nets tonight.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    At nets shootaround, Deron Williams, Kirilenko, Pierce and terry are out tonight

  • Pierce to miss 2-4 weeks with fractured hand

    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

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    The Brooklyn Game @TheBKGame

    #Nets Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko are OUT tonight. Garnett is probable. Pierce is a game-time decision.

  • Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett didn’t come to the arena for Nets’ loss to Clippers

    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

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Wow. #Nets say Deron (ankle), Paul Pierce (groin) and Brook (ankle) are all out vs. #Clippers tonight.

  • Garnett struggling, but Pierce says he’ll adjust

    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

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Jason Kidd said Paul Pierce (illness) is a gametime decision. Pierce just walked by in full uniform.

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Paul Pierce missed shootaround with an illness. Kidd says the plan is that he plays tonight.

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  • Paul Pierce, Andrei Kirilenko miss practice

    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

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    The #Nets OUT tonight vs. @celtics are: @DeronWilliams @TheJoeJohnson7 @paulpierce34 Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez.

  • Paul Pierce: Deron needs to get healthy

    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

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Pierce as expected isn't traveling to Boston.

  • Pierce: Nets' Identity Will Be Toughness

    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

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