HoopsHype Paul Pierce rumors

July 13, 2014 Updates
July 11, 2014 Updates

Paul Pierce made a remarkable run in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. But his dreams of cashing were squashed early Friday morning, when he was eliminated just shy of the money. According to ESPN.com’s poker expert Andrew Feldman, Pierce finished in around 800th place. The top 693 finishers get paid. Nevertheless, Pierce has nothing to be ashamed of. This year’s tournament field featured 6,683 entrants, and the future Hall of Fame forward, who played last season with the Brooklyn Nets, nearly made it to Day 4 in the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em event. ESPN.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

Mike Mazzeo: Pierce confirms (as if needed) that Doc has called him and says as others have dominos will fall when Melo/Bron land #Nets Twitter @MazzESPN

July 9, 2014 Updates
July 8, 2014 Updates

Paul Pierce is a free agent, but he doesn't seem to care that much. In the midst of the beginning of the free agency period, Pierce is at the World Series of Poker participating in the Texas Hold'em style tournament. NetsDaily

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 confirmed by ESPNNewYork.com, would like to be paid around $9-10 million. Sources have said since before the start of free agency that it likely was going to take somewhere in the neighborhood of $9-10 million to entice Pierce to come back. ESPN.com

July 7, 2014 Updates

Instead of worrying about the swirling free agency rumors surrounding his future, Paul Pierce is concentrating on his poker game. The NBA player began his latest run through the main event at the World Series of Poker on Monday, tweeting out a picture of himself with sunglasses and a stack of chips. For The Win

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