Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 6/23/13

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 15: Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Chris Duhan of the Chicago Bulls help build a home in with NBA Cares during NBA All-Star Weekend on February 15, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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According to the Boston Globe (via Hoops Hype): The team also is focusing on the future of Paul Pierce. Come June 30, the Celtics have to buy him out for $5 million or his $15.3 million contract becomes guaranteed. League sources said that while Pierce is 35 and had a poor showing in the Celtics’ final two playoff games, there is better-than-average interest in him on the trade market. Specifically, those sources said, playoff teams that are looking to make a deeper postseason push consider Pierce’s scoring and veteran presence valuable. Forget the horrible turnovers and 36% shooting vs the Knicks. Paul Pierce can be a significant contributor to a championship contending team. There hasn’t been a lot of chatter about Pierce since the rumored Eric Gordon for Pierce/Avery Bradley swap. One rumor that doesn’t make any sense to me comes via Cleveland: The Cavs have likely spoken to the Celtics about small forward Paul Pierce’s availability. The latest rumor is the Cavs offering their tw...
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