HoopsHype Paul Pierce rumors

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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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Adrian Wojnarowski: Doc Rivers trying to work sign-and-trade w/ Cavs for Hawes, preserving Clippers exception to still target Paul Pierce, sources tell Y. Unless Clippers are willing to trade JJ Redick or first-round picks to Nets for Paul Pierce, a sign-and-trade is unlikely, sources tell Y Twitter @WojYahooNBA

July 3, 2014 Updates

The Nets remain in negotiations to retain Paul Pierce, but GM Billy King suggested there's a frugality to this process that perhaps didn't exist when Mikhail Prokhorov was scoffing at the luxury tax. In other words, there's concern that Pierce won't be back next season. Or maybe it's just a negotiating ploy. "We're in the process. I think we know the number we want to get to and they know the number they want to get to and we're just trying to get to the part that we're all comfortable," King said Thursday on ESPN radio. "It's just a negotiation process. We have the ability to pay him more than anybody else but we are going to be a little bit more financially responsible at this point and time." New York Daily News

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 conversations with Pierce since he became a free agent July 1. ESPN.com

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