Paul Pierce doesn’t Control His Fate?
But when I asked (Paul) Pierce if he wanted to end his career as a Celtic, there wasn’t much passion in his response. It’s probably a cautionary reflex that comes with being in the NBA long enough to see every possible scenario unfold.
“You ask anybody in the league who’s been somewhere as long as I have, why wouldn’t they [want to stay]?” Pierce said. “But at the end of the day I know it’s a business. There’s only so much I control.
“Shaq’s (O’Neal) been traded; everybody’s been traded. I don’t know if anything is in anybody’s hands.
“I’ve heard it put out there that if Danny Ainge gets the opportunity, [a trade] can happen. So I’m not in a situation like Steve Nash where it’s only if he requests it. That wasn’t said to me. That’s what it is.”