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Paul Pierce: healthy and wants to retire with Garnett

At Celtics' Media Day, the captain Paul Pierce addressed questions about his knee and when he plans to leave the game.

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Some Paul Pierce notes from Media Day:

  • Pierce plans to retire with Kevin Garnett, but it could have ended much sooner. After losing to Miami in the playoffs, KG considered retiring but Pierce knew that playing in the NBA was something Garnett was "born to do." With KG inking a three year deal this summer, the Celtics would have to pick up the team option for next season and then sign a one-year deal with the 14-year veteran. Had Garnett walked away, Pierce would have seriously considered joining him because he didn't want to be part of a rebuilding process.
  • By all eyewitness accounts, he looks to be in great shape. The knee that plagued him in May and June is at 100%.
  • Doc Rivers is considering putting PP on the 5-5-5 minute plan he utilized last year with KG.