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Paul Pierce | Forward | #34

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (10) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Pierce (right ankle) has been ruled out for the Clippers' regular-season opener against the Trail Blazers on Thursday.
Pierce's absence could certainly extend beyond opening night, but he's completely irrelevant in all settings. Oct 25 - 4:20 PM

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Paul Pierce (right ankle sprain) is expected to miss the season opener.

The Clippers begin their season on the road in Portland on Thursday, but Pierce will not be available. To be honest, he may not have played even if he were healthy, and Doc Rivers added that the veteran won't be practicing for a while, so he's very likely looking at missing more than just one game. Los Angeles will use a mix of Luc Mbah a Moute, Alan Anderson and Wes Johnson in Pierce's (possibly extended) absence.

Paul Pierce (right ankle) was withheld from competing in Thursday's practice.

Pierce injured his ankle when he stepped on a sideline reporters foot, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for opening night. The 39-year-old is not worth drafting in any league.
Oct 20 - 3:39 PM

Paul Pierce sprained his right ankle prior to Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

He's obviously not playing and he should be considered questionable for the season opener. Pierce will log most of his minutes as a backup four this season, but the Clippers will keep his playing time in the teens. He's not a fantasy asset.
Oct 18 - 11:53 PM

Paul Pierce said that he will retire as a Celtic at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.

Pierce will go on his retirement tour with the Clippers, and then will likely be traded for nothing to the Celtics over the summer in order to end his career with the team that drafted him. The Truth is The Truth won't have any fantasy value during his final NBA season.
Oct 12 - 3:12 PM

Paul Pierce is expected to play more power forward this season.

The Clippers did add some depth at the four with Brandon Bass and Marreese Speights, so it's somewhat surprising to hear this. Although, both Bass and Speights project as centers in the second unit. Pierce won't have much value in his final season.
Sep 26 - 4:47 PM

Paul Pierce announced on Monday that he will play one more season.

"Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself," Pierce said. "I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity." Pierce added that he likes the Clippers' chances of competing for a championship, but it's safe to say that his role will be pretty limited in his 19th and final season. Last year, Pierce played 68 games with averages of 6.1 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.1 triples, so he's not worth targeting in fantasy leagues.
Sep 26 - 9:08 AM

Doc Rivers does not expect Paul Pierce to decide on his potential retirement until training camp draws closer.

Pierce has been waffling on his desire to play throughout the offseason, and it still doesn't sound like we have much clarity despite some reports suggesting the veteran will be back in the fold. "Paul didn't have the best year last year," Rivers said. "I don't think he wants to go out that way. So I think that's why he's working to try to come back. But he still may change his mind next week. So we just have to wait. I told him if I see him at training camp, I'm assuming he's playing."
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 2:47 PM

Paul Pierce will retire with the Celtics when he finally decides to hang them up, according to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

While it's still unclear if Pierce will return to the Clippers for the 2016-17 season, Rivers said Pierce will sign a one-day contract with the Celtics when he retires. "I think it’s important," Rivers said. "I think we have to do that. And I think we will. Danny [Ainge] and Mike [Zarren], we’ve already talked. The day he retires he’s going to retire a Celtic. He has to. Paul’s a Celtic. So when he retires he’s got to retire as a Celtic. I don’t think anyone disagrees with me." Retirement plans aside, Pierce won't have any fantasy value even if he does decide to return for the 2016-17 season.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 8 - 9:23 AM

Paul Pierce is still unsure if he'll return for his 19th NBA season, according to Doc Rivers.

"Depends on the day I talk to him," Rivers said regarding Pierce's feelings towards retirement. "Paul has had the summer, he's gone back and forth. I think he has a right to do that. I really do. And so, you know, Paul didn't have the best year last year. I don't think he wants to go out that way, so I think that's why he's working to try to come back. But he still may change his mind next week. So we just have to wait. I told him if I see him at training camp, I'm assuming he's playing." Whether he plays or not, The Truth can be removed from draft boards in all settings.
Source: ESPN
Sep 7 - 12:45 PM

According to Dan Woike of Los Angeles Daily News, Paul Pierce is planning on returning for his 19th season in the NBA.

He's been wavering on his decision for a while now, but Woike adds that he wouldn't be shocked if Pierce changed his mind. If his decision holds, Pierce will be returning to the Clippers with a very limited role after averaging 18.1 minutes in 68 games last season.
Aug 16 - 8:25 PM

Paul Pierce has still yet to decide if he'll play the 2016-17 season with the Clippers.

The Clippers appear ready to move on without Pierce after signing Alan Anderson, so there won't be much of a role for the veteran even if he decides to return. We'll keep an eye on the 38-year-old's plans, but fantasy owners can feel free to move on from The Truth.
Aug 4 - 9:45 AM

Doc Rivers stated during a recent interview that he still doesn't know if Paul Pierce will play next season.

"If Paul decides to retire then we're going to make sure that Boston picks him up for one day and he retires a Celtic because that's what he should retire as," Rivers said. "So we have all that in place. We just don't know what he's going to do. I think Paul's going back and forth on it, and I want to give him room." For what it's worth, we've seen two reports indicating that Pierce intends to suit up for his 19th NBA season, but he won't be a fantasy asset anywhere.
Source: Mass Live
Jul 28 - 5:31 PM

According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Paul Pierce still intends to play next season.

Turner did mention that a different source informed him that Pierce still hasn't decided, but we should have a final answer in a few weeks. The Truth still has two years left on his deal, but his salary for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed. The 38-year-old will have a limited role if he returns for his 19th NBA season and he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jul 26 - 10:21 PM

According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Paul Pierce intends to play next season.

He has two more years left on his deal with the Clippers but the 38-year-old veteran has seriously considered retirement this summer. If Pierce does return to Los Angeles, the Clippers will likely limit his minutes once again with some maintenance days mixed in. He averaged 6.1 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.1 triples per contest last season.
Jul 9 - 12:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Wes Johnson
3Paul Pierce
4Alan Anderson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Brandon Bass
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Marreese Speights
3Diamond Stone