Report: Paul Pierce Expected to Return With Clippers Next Season

by August 17, 2016

Coming off an awful 2015-16 campaign, during which he averaged a career-low 6.1 points and shot just 36.3 percent from the field, Paul Pierce is expected to re-join the LA Clippers next season.

The 38-year-old played 18.1 minutes a night in his 18th NBA season, and struggled in his reunion with head coach Doc Rivers.

Pierce refused to speculate on whether or not he’d retire this summer.

Per the LA Daily News:

Pierce has wavered with his decision for most of the summer, and another change in plans wouldn’t be shocking.


“I just don’t want to make an emotional decision right now,” he said after the Clippers were eliminated in the playoffs last spring. “I’ll just take some time off, sit down with my family and think long and hard.”


The Clippers signed Pierce to a three-year deal worth approximately $10 million before the 2015-16 season, though no one, Pierce included, expected three more years. […] “I don’t have much basketball left – whether it’ll be this year or another year. To come home and play in front of family and friends and possibly win a championship, it’s like a dream come true,” Pierce said prior to last season. “If we win this year, win a championship, I’ll probably be done with basketball to be honest.”