HoopsHype Paul Pierce rumors

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Chicago, Portland, Dallas, Houston and Memphis, sources said, have all formally entered the Pierce bidding. But Brooklyn, I'm told, really only fears the Clippers in this process, with Pierce's beloved Doc Rivers naturally leading L.A.'s recruiting efforts. ESPN.com

June 25, 2014 Updates

As for cost-cutting, how's that going to work. With only 10 players under contract, the Nets contractual commitments for next season stand at little less than $90 million and that doesn't include whatever free agents Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston get. The chances of the Nets going into next season with another $100 million payroll seem high ... unless the Nets starting dumping salaries this week. That is unlikely in the extreme. The Nets have a chance, if they compete at a high level, to make further inroads in the Knicks fan base. That would add further value to the franchise. Do the Nets want to cut costs? No doubt, with a $50 million loss on their balance sheet. Will it affect the team? That's a different story. NetsDaily

June 22, 2014 Updates

The Celtics were burned 17 years ago when the banked on Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer to help their rebuilding project. Billups lasted just 51 games and Mercer two seasons in Boston. A year later, Paul Pierce fell to the Celtics with the 10th pick after being projected as a top-three selection, and he went on to become the franchise’s No. 2 all-time scorer. “In essence, we were very lucky because we got Paul Pierce,” said former Celtics general manager Chris Wallace. “It’s better to be lucky than good. I’ve been doing this a long time, seven teams and 17 years, it’s an inexact science. What would have happened if we couldn’t get to Paul [in the draft] and we had to deal with the rest of the players? There would have been no championship in 2008.” Boston Globe

June 17, 2014 Updates

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 killer morning workout. When asked why he was already puttin' in work ... even though the season JUST ended ... Pierce dropped this nugget on us: "It's a long grind. It's a long grind dawg ... I only got 1 or 2 years left in me." TMZ.com

May 16, 2014 Updates

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