Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 11:09 am  |  25 responses

Paul Pierce staying with Boston Celtics‎

The Boston Herald reports that the Celtics and Paul Pierce have reached an agreement on a four-year deal: “Paul Pierce will remain a Celtic. The club has reached agreement with its captain on a new contract, according to sources. The deal is for four years at $61 million with certain options for both sides after the first three. The papers cannot be signed and the deal cannot be officially announced until next week. Pierce opted out of the final year of his previous contract and became an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 Thursday. But he took that route with the intention of re-signing with the Celtics [team stats] in a deal that would help his own future and allow the club better maneuverability. Pierce will in the 2010-11 season make significantly less that the $21,513,521 he was scheduled to receive. That will aid the Celtics’ position versus the luxury tax.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Obviously … this guy soon enough will hit rock bottom like Mr. Walker. That’s what happens when you DON”T train hard and DON’T lose your baby fat.
    Hopefully this year they have a smile counter for the Boston Celtics … it’s hilarious watching a bunch of “gangsters” act tough, especially a transvestite look-a-like with Rondo!!!
    That is all.

  • james

    @james the balla lmaooooo i thought i was the only person who noticed paul was a lil “big-boned” hahaha

  • JOE!

    Sounds like an under the table deal.

  • http://slamonline.com Fut,

    Not training hard and not losing your baby fat gets a ring, a Finals MVP as well as a future jersey retirement at one of the most decorated franchises in any sport in history. Good life lesson that.

  • kenNY

    i think the boston jerseys also make a lot of players look chubbier than they are

  • Celts Fan

    When you have zero athleticism at one of the more athletic positions in the league, having a few extra LBs to push guys around with doesn’t hurt. His old man game and baby fat have worked just fine for him so far, meanwhile Ray Allen’s a peak physical specimen and had his worst season ever and cost us a ring by shooting more like Tony Allen a few weeks ago.

  • BostonBaller

    For all above & below please name your fav team and player….I’m just a bit curious so please humor me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    @Fut – You know the big conversation yesterday with Sheed, and what he could have been? No. Oh that’s because you probably don’t read this site much!! But … P square could have been even BETTER if he had trained his whole career and not played every game some what out of shape.

    But hey, settling is always a good idea too …

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Not everyone can fake an injury, leave on a wheel chair and come back 100 percent. All within a 10 minute span.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance

    @James- How do you know how hard he trains? because he is not chisled like D.Howard means he doesn’t train? Celts Fan hit the nail on the head with his comment. Ray Allen looks just as strong and athletic as he did 10 years ago and played like sh1t.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    If Kendrick Perkins comes back healthy next year (by next year I don’t mean the start of the 10-11 season, I mean LITERALLY next year, January 2011) and they’re healthy in the playoffs they won’t have any excuses next year. I personally hope Doc wins another one and then leaves to watch his son Austin tear up the ACC (or wherever he goes), unless my Bulls are in the hunt next year, which could happen if we get the right FAs.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    PeePee just hurt the Celtics going for the money grab. If I was the Celtics I would have signed him to a one or two year deal and reworked the team without the big three in two years. Since the scrub Celtics didn’t win the ring, Kevin Garnett is the only Hall of Famer on that squad, the other two are OOOOOVVVEEERRRATTTED!!!

  • http://celticknightk3@aol.com Celtic Knight

    @ Boston Baller… Larry Bird and the Celtics would be my favorite Baller and team. Larry Legend is like top 3 for sure. I always love Paul and so excited to see him come back. Hey Boston Baller check out new t-shirt ‘at celtics.com’,that has Bird and Paul on it that says “When Celtics Pride Happens”.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Wow, you guys are obsessed with baby fat. I think this is a great move to hold on to Paul for less money, but I don’t like four years. Three years tops would be better.

  • riggs

    such a huge fail by james. youre sounding like the booty warrior right now with how much you look at paul pierce and his “baby fat”. also calling rondo a transvestite….you would know about wouldnt you? smh.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    Were you guys really expecting him to leave??? Least shocking thing to happen in the FA frenzy.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    one thing to say to everyone shredding Ray… if you think he had a bad finals, you only watched him on offense. i know for most of the series, he shot very poorly, but you just can’t ignore his phenomenal defense on Kobe. everyone’s talking about TA’s defense on Kobe, and rightfully so, but the truth is that Ray spent much more time guarding Kobe in these finals, and he’s a big reason Kobe shot around 40% and committed a lot of turnovers (though again, gotta give credit to TA, plus the Celtics’ team defense as a whole).

  • CeltFan80

    Sweet. It’s nice to see loyalty displayed by both Pierce and the Celts. Hopefully, it will lead to resigning our key free agents and the addition of David Lee. Go Celts!

  • c_cantrell

    pierce made it pretty obvious by his statement on this very the sight a day or two ago that he was not leaving the celtics organization so this is not shocking to see

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    Haha “booty warrior”! lmao Riggs.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Letsmotor is very true. Along with the game he set a 3 point record. He is the main reason the Finals went 7 games. Ray is as effective as he is because he is in such great shape.
    Riggs – You’re not a Laker fan, shut you fa&&ot mouth : D. I guess you can’t tell Dwight is in shape, or that Lebron can jump, or Ray can shoot right? P2 is easy to tell he is chubs mcgee. And Rondo looks like your mother that’s how I could tell.

  • ciroqobama

    James is such a hater its a joke.

  • Will Lee

    If Boston can add 1-2 free agents that’ll be great. Hopefully its gonna be Brad Miller, David Lee or a pure shooter, just to take some loads of allen.

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  • james

    @James the Balla (awful name by the way) great to see your prophecy of pierce not ever shedding the fat has been proven correct. dude is in the best shape of his career and is throwing down dunks at a record rate this season.