According to CSNNE's Greg Dickerson, "the company that Paul Pierce hangs around in" do not believe Pierce will return to the Celtics next season.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge acknowledged that the first decision of the offseason will be on Paul Pierce.
Paul Pierce said he plans to play next season regardless of whether his contract is bought out by the Celtics.
GM Danny Ainge said the Celtics face a "very hard" decision on Paul Pierce for next season.
Paul Pierce reiterated his desire to remain with the Celtics after the season.
Paul Pierce reiterated that he knows his future with the Celtics is unclear.
Paul Pierce scored a team-high 29 points to help Boston cut the series deficit to 3-1 in a 97-90 win over New York to go with eight boards, six assists and four 3-pointers in 50 minutes.
Paul Pierce's 2013/14 team contract option must be exercised by June 30.
Doc Rivers said the Celtics can't put "all that pressure" on Paul Pierce to initiate everything.
Paul Pierce shot 6-of-15 from the field for 21 points in Boston's Game 1 85-78 loss to the Knicks, while adding five boards, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.
Paul Pierce won't play in the second half on Wednesday due to a sore left ankle.
Paul Pierce (illness) will be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Raptors.
The Pacers at Celtics game slated for April 16 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Paul Pierce (illness) did not practice Monday, but he's considered probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.