Celtics’ Pierce Aims to Return Next Season
Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce said Wednesday he wants to play at least one more season and he’ll examine his future from there. The question is whether he’ll be back in Boston for the 2013-14 campaign.
Pierce is scheduled to make $15.3 million in the final year of a four-year, $61.3 million extension inked in 2010. But only $5 million of that is guaranteed, which makes it no guarantee the Celtics bring him back for a 16th season with the team. Boston could also ponder using its amnesty clause if it desired to initiate a roster makeover.
“The organization is going to do what they’re going to do. There’s nothing that’s stressing me out. That’s what it is. Every year they’ve got decisions to make, and those are their decisions. So I’ll leave it to them.”