Paul Pierce could have gotten the most money from the Wizards and there were some rumblings today that he might consider a return to Boston, but in the end he decided to go to his hometown of Los Angeles to play with his old coach Doc Rivers and chase a championship.
Pierce's three-year deal with Clippers will earn him nearly $10M, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Apparently the 3rd year is a team option.
I wonder if Pierce knows anything about DeAndre Jordan signing.
Pierce declined a $5.54 million option for the 2015-16 season with the Wizards in order to hit free agency again this summer. The move was made to give the forward an opportunity to consider various options, including a possible reunion with coach Doc Rivers in Los Angeles. While the Wizards spoke with Pierce as free agency opened and believed they had convinced him to stay in D.C., the Clippers convinced him to switch coasts. The 37-year-old Pierce is coming off a season in which he averaged career lows in points (11.9), rebounds (4.0), assists (2.0) and minutes (26.2). He did, however, shoot 39 percent from behind the three-point line and hit numerous big shots for the Wizards during their postseason run. In the later stage of his career Pierce has emerged as a valuable veteran role player, one who can play both forward positions, help a team spread the floor and create offense when needed.
Other free agents Doc could consider: Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo, and Ray Allen.