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JordansBulls
07-02-2010, 08:50 AM
http://bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/celtics/?p=709&srvc=home&position=recent




Paul Pierce will remain a Celtic.

The club has reached agreement with its captain on a new contract, according to sources. The deal is said to be for four years, with only the first three fully guaranteed.

The papers cannot be signed or 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 in a deal that would help his own future and allow the club better maneuverability.

The numbers were not available, but 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.

ManRam
07-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Figured it was going to happen. Good to see him taking less money. :clap:

HeatBBall
07-02-2010, 08:56 AM
I gotta give it to him for taking less money to help the team.

JDizzle
07-02-2010, 08:58 AM
good for him. he knows this group probably has 1 more run in them. maybe with him taking less money then can get a good person for there bench.. also this could get ray allen back

coolmo
07-02-2010, 08:59 AM
that's true franchise player.

AllTimeBest
07-02-2010, 09:13 AM
I love Paul Pierce. Taking less money so they have the money to bring back Ray Allen, and also grab another player they may be interested in (maybe J.J. Redick)

Silent
07-02-2010, 09:14 AM
gotta give him credit that's the truth for you

avrpatsfan
07-02-2010, 09:14 AM
I was originally against resigning both but now seeing Paul resign for less makes me think we still have a good chance. Paul will be remembered as a true Celtic.

ManRam
07-02-2010, 09:23 AM
According to Herald sources, the deal "is said to be for four years, with only the first three fully guaranteed."

Jeff Goodman of FOX Sports tweeted that the new contract is "a 4-year, $61 million deal" which averages out to more than $15 million a year.

http://wbztv.com/local/paul.pierce.boston.2.1784857.html

mikantsass
07-02-2010, 09:25 AM
No surprise here, but great loyalty by Pierce. His number will be hanging in the Garden soon after he is retired no doubt

BOSTON617
07-02-2010, 09:27 AM
yes!!!!!!! pierce is a true celtic........ he isnt only thinking about himself hes thinking about our team and he knows that we cant still make it next year if we sign allen i think we should try for shaq the earlys 00s late 90s dream team lol!

arkanian215
07-02-2010, 09:30 AM
Nice. Can't imagine the Celtics any other way.

kyubi256
07-02-2010, 09:34 AM
Makes sense... did not really see him leaving

todu82
07-02-2010, 09:35 AM
No surprise here. Good to see Pierce taking less money to stay with Boston and help them out.

algreek3
07-02-2010, 09:36 AM
Loyalty? He's making $40 million more then he would if he didnt opt out. He could've have not opted out, taken his $21million, gotten injured and lost the additional $40million, he's making now.

Its not loyalty, its $40million more guaranteed...

magichatnumber9
07-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Good Stuff Pierce

R_O_W_E
07-02-2010, 09:41 AM
Good deal. It basically allows him to retire as a Celtic. I honestly cant see Pierce playing into his late 30's/early 40's.

dtmagnet
07-02-2010, 09:48 AM
He's still a douche though.

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 09:50 AM
LOL people talking about loyalty when he is getting paid 15 mil a year on the decline, if anything its the Celtics that were loyal to him by not rebuilding.

20GoodTimes20
07-02-2010, 09:53 AM
He's still a douche though.

^^---Honestly, I've felt the same way for years. His proclamation of being the best player in the league was and is ludicrous. With that being said, this make me respect him a bit more. Would be nice to see more players do this...

DaVille
07-02-2010, 09:56 AM
Loyalty? He's making $40 million more then he would if he didnt opt out. He could've have not opted out, taken his $21million, gotten injured and lost the additional $40million, he's making now.

Its not loyalty, its $40million more guaranteed...

But you're talking about Paul Pierce not a scrub. He earned every penny. For him, its not all about the money. If that was the case, he could've asked for 4 year $96 million. The fact that he didn't says a lot about the man. Pierce didn't listen to any other offers also says a lot. Can you say that about other player? Would they take less to win?

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 10:04 AM
But you're talking about Paul Pierce not a scrub. He earned every penny. For him, its not all about the money. If that was the case, he could've asked for 4 year $96 million. The fact that he didn't says a lot about the man. Pierce didn't listen to any other offers also says a lot. Can you say that about other player? Would they take less to win?

Okay I would like you to name me one team that would be dumb enough to pay this guy 24 million dollars a year over 4 years when he doesn't even average 20 PPG now... much less when he is 37 years old. Face it Paul Pierce wouldn't and shouldn't have gotten anymore than he did. He didn't do anyone any favors, he simply accepted a more than generous offer by the Celtics.

Melo15
07-02-2010, 10:06 AM
Okay I would like you to name me one team that would be dumb enough to pay this guy 24 million dollars a year over 4 years when he doesn't even average 20 PPG now... much less when he is 37 years old. Face it Paul Pierce wouldn't and shouldn't have gotten anymore than he did. He didn't do anyone any favors, he simply accepted a more than generous offer by the Celtics.

Clippers

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 10:07 AM
Clippers

I was thinking maybe the timberwolves but yes I suppose the Clippers might, as well.

Melo15
07-02-2010, 10:08 AM
I was thinking maybe the timberwolves but yes I suppose the Clippers might, as well.

Lol yeah the T'Wolves definately would

Raoul Duke
07-02-2010, 10:11 AM
Okay I would like you to name me one team that would be dumb enough to pay this guy 24 million dollars a year over 4 years when he doesn't even average 20 PPG now... much less when he is 37 years old. Face it Paul Pierce wouldn't and shouldn't have gotten anymore than he did. He didn't do anyone any favors, he simply accepted a more than generous offer by the Celtics.

The truth. He made out like a bandit, not surprising considering what's been going on over the last 36 hrs.

BOSTON617
07-02-2010, 10:13 AM
Okay I would like you to name me one team that would be dumb enough to pay this guy 24 million dollars a year over 4 years when he doesn't even average 20 PPG now... much less when he is 37 years old. Face it Paul Pierce wouldn't and shouldn't have gotten anymore than he did. He didn't do anyone any favors, he simply accepted a more than generous offer by the Celtics.

his mins were cut he became more of a team player and didnt shoot nearly as much as he usaully does that will def brin your ppg down

RiceKing23
07-02-2010, 10:16 AM
4 years 20 mill are u kidding me that bron money

BOSTON617
07-02-2010, 10:21 AM
i love pierce and all but if we dont get a good sg or scoring center it was a pointess signing

defender4m
07-02-2010, 10:22 AM
Nice to see someone who will take less money to keep a team together. Also good thing he went back bc i didnt want the nets to overpay for him if we miss out on LBJ.

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 10:22 AM
his mins were cut he became more of a team player and didnt shoot nearly as much as he usaully does that will def brin your ppg down

He was also having trouble staying healthy... I'm not saying I blame the Celtics for doing it but I definitely don't think he sacrificed a bunch of money or anything to win like people are making it out.

Jays Claw
07-02-2010, 11:07 AM
A class act by Paul Pierce. Good to see him take less money for the sake of keeping Ray Allen and possibly bringing in another player. If they could keep Ray Allen for a cheap amount, the Celtics may have one more run in them.

Kakaroach
07-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Yep, we all pretty much knew this was going to happen. With him and Ray Allen most likely going to take pay-cuts, the Celtics might be able to go after someone depending on how much is left over.

x_notorious
07-02-2010, 11:26 AM
No chance for Pierce leaving Boston, especially since Doc is coming back.

Corey
07-02-2010, 11:43 AM
He was also having trouble staying healthy... I'm not saying I blame the Celtics for doing it but I definitely don't think he sacrificed a bunch of money or anything to win like people are making it out.

Sure he did.

Rudy Gay just got a max deal, you don't think Pierce could from the Clippers? Or the Celtics if he demanded it?

He left a 21 million dollar year on the table to take less for his team. He gets security over the next four years, and the C's get their face of the franchise back. It works out for both sides.

Additionally, feel free to attempt to provide evidence for your claim that "he is having trouble staying healthy".

Outside of the year he was legitimately injured and the Celtics were in the lottery (the KG offseason), Pierce has played 71, 81, 80, 79, 82, 80, 79, 82, 82, 73 games.

Where is he having trouble staying on the court? Enlighten me.

mavwar53
07-02-2010, 11:52 AM
He's taking a paycut this year but it works out in the end, its more guaranteed money, he probably wouldn't get as much next year, Dirk is doing the same thing, there is hardly a chance dirk leaves but is anyone going to praise him like pierce, dirk is going to make less money too.

Hell, Wade is going to make less and still play for Miami, if LBJ resigns in cleveland are you going to praise him as well.

McPeak92
07-02-2010, 12:11 PM
not sure if this has been said yet but according to Ric Bucher on ESPN, Pierce wants that 4th year and this deal is not official.

KmB728
07-02-2010, 12:15 PM
The Captain annnnnnnnnd the Truth!

xbrackattackx
07-02-2010, 12:16 PM
I knew PP was one of the ones returning he will die a celtic.

boolish
07-02-2010, 12:24 PM
he took less money up front to secure more over three years than he could get opting out and leaving BOS.

Allstar21
07-02-2010, 12:24 PM
as much as a love Paul Pierce this is a bad move by the Celtics

Paul isn't a difference maker anymore, and will be terrible in two years

He has no explosivness left and people have finally figured out his little "draw the foul" jump shot. His saving grace is that he has become a deadly 3 point shooter.

Allstar21
07-02-2010, 12:25 PM
as much as a love Paul Pierce this is a bad move by the Celtics

Paul isn't a difference maker anymore, and will be terrible in two years

He has no explosivness left and people have finally figured out his little "draw the foul" jump shot. His saving grace is that he has become a deadly 3 point shooter.

0nekhmer
07-02-2010, 12:30 PM
props to him, earned some of my respect for staying a celtic

koLohe2133
07-02-2010, 12:45 PM
o shucks. i was hoping he went to the clippers and we signed lebron.:facepalm:

The Raven
07-02-2010, 12:48 PM
I really didnt expect him to leave. I cant really imagine him on any other team. True Celtic right there

magichatnumber9
07-02-2010, 12:52 PM
Man I love this team.

m26555
07-02-2010, 01:01 PM
as much as a love Paul Pierce this is a bad move by the Celtics

Paul isn't a difference maker anymore, and will be terrible in two years

He has no explosivness left and people have finally figured out his little "draw the foul" jump shot. His saving grace is that he has become a deadly 3 point shooter.
You're clueless.

The Celtics, whether you want to admit it or not, do have another year left in them. Saying Pierce is no longer a difference maker is foolish, as he is still one of the better players in the game. And people have finally figured out his "draw-the-foul" jump shot? Really? Is that why he was doing it continuously throughout the entire postseason?

Great move by both Pierce and Boston.

bahama0811
07-02-2010, 01:02 PM
Good for him, happy to see him stay.

Raidaz4Life
07-02-2010, 01:17 PM
Sure he did.

Rudy Gay just got a max deal, you don't think Pierce could from the Clippers? Or the Celtics if he demanded it?

He left a 21 million dollar year on the table to take less for his team. He gets security over the next four years, and the C's get their face of the franchise back. It works out for both sides.

Additionally, feel free to attempt to provide evidence for your claim that "he is having trouble staying healthy".

Outside of the year he was legitimately injured and the Celtics were in the lottery (the KG offseason), Pierce has played 71, 81, 80, 79, 82, 80, 79, 82, 82, 73 games.

Where is he having trouble staying on the court? Enlighten me.

No I do not. Gay is 23 years old, he is a cog to build a franchise around, especially for teams with young cores like Memphis and the Clippers. Pierce will be 33 when the season starts, his numbers are on the decline, and the Celtics window is pretty much closed, especially with their lack of a front court atm. Whichever way you want to spin it the Celtics would be complete morons to pay a declining Pierce 15 million dollars a year (or in your case more) at the age of 37. I hear Celtics fans complaining about Garnett's contract all the time and he's only 34... Trust me this is going to bite the Celtics in the butt when they are looking to rebuild down the road.


If this were a 2 year deal I would say good move but Pierce didn't sacrifice squat, he just robbed the organization he's been playing for his entire career.

AntwanN21
07-02-2010, 01:23 PM
Paul Pierce re-signs with the Celtics for 4 years and earns himself $61 million dollars, which rounds up to about 15 million per year. I know this was already posted but I know that you guys didn't know the numbers or length yet. So here you go:


Paul Pierce signed a four-year, $61 million deal with Boston, likely ensuring that he’ll end his career as a Celtic — as he should.

http://blogs.thescore.com/nba/

I like the signing for the celtics, but i guess it means they aren't gonna rebuild this team for another 4 years.

tangent12
07-02-2010, 01:27 PM
LOL @ everyone praising him for his loyalty after opting out to take more money from the Celts. Hey, i can promise you, i'll be most loyal person you've ever met under those circumstances. :laugh2:

cowboyz180
07-02-2010, 01:34 PM
the celtics wouldnt be the same without him

BOSTON617
07-02-2010, 01:47 PM
No I do not. Gay is 23 years old, he is a cog to build a franchise around, especially for teams with young cores like Memphis and the Clippers. Pierce will be 33 when the season starts, his numbers are on the decline, and the Celtics window is pretty much closed, especially with their lack of a front court atm. Whichever way you want to spin it the Celtics would be complete morons to pay a declining Pierce 15 million dollars a year (or in your case more) at the age of 37. I hear Celtics fans complaining about Garnett's contract all the time and he's only 34... Trust me this is going to bite the Celtics in the butt when they are looking to rebuild down the road.


If this were a 2 year deal I would say good move but Pierce didn't sacrifice squat, he just robbed the organization he's been playing for his entire career.

agreeed

sep11ie
07-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Sure he did.

Rudy Gay just got a max deal, you don't think Pierce could from the Clippers? Or the Celtics if he demanded it?

He left a 21 million dollar year on the table to take less for his team. He gets security over the next four years, and the C's get their face of the franchise back. It works out for both sides.

Additionally, feel free to attempt to provide evidence for your claim that "he is having trouble staying healthy".

Outside of the year he was legitimately injured and the Celtics were in the lottery (the KG offseason), Pierce has played 71, 81, 80, 79, 82, 80, 79, 82, 82, 73 games.

Where is he having trouble staying on the court? Enlighten me.

Your right, he's always on the court. Usually flopping around like a fish outta water.

He took less money THIS YEAR. He knows he wouldn't make this kinda money next year. He's on his decline.

KB24PG16
07-02-2010, 02:00 PM
he opted out so that he could have contract before the lockout he loses 6 mil next year but then still 45 mil for 3 years after that. there wouldve been no gurantee if he didnt opt out and became a FA next season

hockeyunhboy77
07-02-2010, 02:05 PM
yes!!!!!!! pierce is a true celtic........ he isnt only thinking about himself hes thinking about our team and he knows that we cant still make it next year if we sign allen i think we should try for shaq the earlys 00s late 90s dream team lol!

forget that

shaqs old and last year he was out most of the year with injuries. Ill take the money else where. David lee, al hortford. brandon haywood some names like that we should pursure. didnt joe johnson already sign 6 year deal with the hawks

I think the team would be sick like this

Rondo/ robinson
morrow/bradley
pierce/t.allen
Garnett/ baby davis
boozer or lee/perkins

RadiantShot
07-02-2010, 02:07 PM
No-brainer.
Good move for both of them.
Paul will retire a Celtic.

Kakaroach
07-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Should be interesting to see how much of a pay-cut he and Ray Allen will take to allow cap space.

plpfctn
07-02-2010, 02:21 PM
wow. ron artest is REALLY underpaid

JNA17
07-02-2010, 02:24 PM
good for him

RiceKing23
07-02-2010, 02:38 PM
helps us win now but it will hurt us in the future theres no way he will live up to this signing its a sentimental deal. we should have adopted a pats like way of FA and dump the old guys and begin retooling . the big 3 doesnt even have a consistent player las time i checked thats wat a player of that worth is. 15 for pierce to show up every other week.

Giantwarrior
07-02-2010, 02:38 PM
The Captain annnnnnnnnd the Truth!



any Truth to the Fake Knee Injury? Paul Pierce The Fake.

Giantwarrior
07-02-2010, 02:40 PM
pierce only has 2 more good years left in him.

jojoe1188
07-02-2010, 02:47 PM
He's still a douche though.

thats the best sig ever lol

ZioAx
07-02-2010, 02:48 PM
any Truth to the Fake Knee Injury? Paul Pierce The Fake.

The benefits to "faking" that injury? :facepalm:

He strained his MCL people, move on.

Kakaroach
07-02-2010, 03:44 PM
4 years for 61mill? Not a big of a pay-cut as I original though. Still making 15.25 annually.

JordansBulls
07-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Didn't realize he is making like only 15 million a year. He took a big pay cut.

blastmasta26
07-03-2010, 05:19 PM
Not really a paycut, he will make less money this year but in the following years is guaranteed big money that he probably would not have gotten if he let his contract expire and re-signed.

Super.
07-03-2010, 05:20 PM
Pierce is the man

Super.
07-03-2010, 05:22 PM
any Truth to the Fake Knee Injury? Paul Pierce The Fake.

Still can't move on from 2008? Jeez, that's just sad

JordansBulls
07-03-2010, 05:42 PM
any Truth to the Fake Knee Injury? Paul Pierce The Fake.

:confused: