NBA rumors are swirling around that Paul Pierce is really yearning for a return to the Boston Celtics after he finishes playing for the Los Angeles Clippers this season, according to Hoops Rumors. Since the former Kansas Jayhawks star has strongly hinted that this would be his final season in the National Basketball Association, Pierce would more than likely be accepting an executive position as opposed to playing for the Celtics again.
For a while there, Paul Pierce wanted to remain with the Boston Celtics for his entire career. However, when the team stopped being a contender for the NBA Championship, he finally agreed to be traded, along with Kevin Garnett, to the New Jersey Nets so that the Celtics can start building towards the future. Pierce then changed gear and started chasing another title by signing with the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.
The reunion had to wait, however, when Doc Rivers came calling with an offer to join the Los Angeles Clippers. Not only would Pierce be reunited with a coach that he is very loyal towards, the 6’7″, 230 pound veteran would also get a chance to compete for another NBA Championship. The roster was already stacked with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan, a trio that ranks among the best in the National Basketball Association.
Should Paul Pierce decide to play another season in the NBA, then he’s going to have a couple of options. The Los Angeles Clippers would love to keep him around because he provides veteran leadership. That eases the burden on Chris Paul quite a bit, and it enables him to focus more on being one of the best guards in the league. Pierce is also able to hit clutch shots, including game winners, so that’s another asset for the Clippers.
Another potential scenario would see Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett reuniting on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster. The two of them remain close friends. Garnett could use someone to help mentor Andrew Wiggins, while he teaches Karl Anthony Towns how to become an All Star in the NBA. Garnett is going to be a part of the Timberwolves organization long after he retires, so he should have enough stroke to get Pierce a contract.
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