Found May 28, 2013 on Celtics Life:
CSNNE.com caught up with Danny Ainge, and the C's boss made it very clear that no decision on Paul Pierce has been made. The Celtics have until June 30th to either pay their captain a $5 million buyout, or pick up his $15.3 million option. Here's what Ainge told CSNNE.com. "Nothing surprises me," Ainge told CSNNE.com. "I'll just let speculation continue." ... "What's important to understand, yeah, it's going to be hard for fans and everybody else, but as far as what's doing what's best for the Celtics, it's probably going to be very hard, too," Ainge told CSNNE.com. "It's not a no-brainer. It's not like you get a 21-year-old All-Star player, or you get the number one pick in the draft [if you let Pierce go]. Those decisions would not be hard, but I have a feeling the decision is going to be very hard, yeah." CSNNE's Rich Levine talked to a Celtics source last week that basically echoed what Ai...
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