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Paul Pierce | Forward | #34

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 10/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (10) / BOS
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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

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Paul Pierce reportedly expects to make a decision as to whether or not he will retire within the next few weeks.

Whether or not Pierce decides to hang it up will be largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops. The 38-year-old veteran put up career-lows across the board this past season with averages of just 6.1 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.1 triples per contest while connecting a mere 36.3 percent of his shot attempts.
Jun 28 - 2:33 PM

Doc Rivers said that Paul Pierce and the Clippers have agreed on a timeline for the veteran to make a decision about potentially retiring.

Even if Pierce does decide to return, he won't be a consistent contributor and may be left out of the rotation altogether. With Los Angeles thin on the wing entering the offseason, perhaps Rivers will talk Pierce into giving it one more go. If The Truth does decide to retire, his game should have no issue translating to the local YMCA. He's not a guy you're targeting in fantasy leagues.
Jun 23 - 7:09 PM

Paul Pierce said he is still undecided on whether he'll return for the 2016-17 season.

While Pierce is still contemplating his NBA future, he said next season will be his last if he does decide to return. "Well, we always say it’s 51-49. I get 51 percent of the vote and the rest of [the family] gets 49," he said. "[My wife’s] input carried a lot of weight. We’ll figure out some things. I know I don’t want to be sitting at home, whatever I do, regardless. If I come back, it will be one more [season] and that will be it. No doubt." Pierce had a lackluster 2015-16 season and can be ignored by fantasy owners even if he does decide to suit up for the 2016-17 season.
Jun 9 - 12:05 PM

When asked about Paul Pierce's underwhelming season, Doc Rivers struggled to find an explanation.

"I don't know," Rivers said. "It was a mystery. He had some games where he looked like the old Paul. I don't know the answer yet, and I haven't sat down with Paul, so I don't want to say much." Although Pierce has two more seasons (one guaranteed) remaining on his current deal with the Clippers, it wouldn't be surprising to see him walk away this summer.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 12:00 PM

Paul Pierce said he thinks he has another year left.

After the Clippers were knocked out, Pierce said he is about 50-50 to play next year. After playing 15 seasons in a row with the Celtics, Pierce has played for three different teams in three years. His minutes dropped to 18.1 per game last year and he would likely see even fewer minutes next year.
May 2 - 2:11 PM

Paul Pierce said he is "50-50" on whether or not he will retire.

The Truth has two more years left on his deal with the Clippers, but he will be 39 years old in October and just had the worst season of his career by far. He averaged just 6.1 points, 2.7 boards and 1.0 assists in 18.1 minutes per game during the regular season, so he won't be a fantasy option next season if he decides to keep playing.
Source: ESPN
Apr 30 - 9:37 AM

Paul Pierce was an unexpected starter for the Clippers on Wednesday, but he failed to score in just 10 minutes of action.

Pierce's 3-point shooting may have been the difference in Doc Rivers' thinking, as well as the fact that Jeff Green could provide some much-needed scoring for a depleted second unit. The 18-year veteran shot 0-of-3 in limited minutes tonight, however, and there are no guarantees that he'll start over Green and Wes Johnson during Game 6 on Friday.
Apr 28 - 1:06 AM

Paul Pierce will start Wednesday's game in place of Blake Griffin (quad).

Jeff Green was the odds-on favorite to start in place of Griffin, and either way Green should earn more playing time than Pierce tonight. Wes Johnson is also in the mix for playing time and all three guys have significant risk as DFS targets.
Apr 27 - 10:02 PM

Paul Pierce said it was difficult to accept a DNP-CD in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Trail Blazers.

While Pierce isn't going to ruffle feathers, he said it was difficult to watch his team from the bench ."It is what it is," Pierce said. "It is what it is. It's difficult. As a competitor, you want to compete and help your team win." Head coach Doc Rivers said Pierce will help the team during the playoffs, but he's not worth using in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 9:49 AM

Paul Pierce scored 11 points with three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Clippers have been cautious with Pierce all season, so he could get another maintenance day on Wednesday vs. the Suns. Even if he's active, he's not worth deploying in fantasy.
Apr 13 - 1:04 AM

Paul Pierce (ankle, rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

Pierce suffered a minor ankle tweak while logging 33 minutes on Friday night, and with the rest of the Clippers starters getting back on the court tonight, it's far from surprising to see the 38-year-old veteran take the night off. Wes Johnson (foot), Jeff Green and Luc Mbah a Moute will split his minutes, but none of those guys are great targets in most settings.
Apr 10 - 2:07 PM

Paul Pierce did not look like a 38-year-old during Friday's overtime win over Utah, registering 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with four 3-pointers, two boards, two assists, three steals and five turnovers in 33 minutes.

Pierce's usage rate spiked to 24.7 in this one with all of the Clippers' studs taking the night off, and he clearly made the most of his increased opportunity. He did, however, briefly exit the game with an ankle tweak, and with the rest of the Clippers starting lineup set to return to action Sunday vs. Dallas, it would be far from surprising to see Doc Rivers hand out a rest day to the veteran. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Apr 9 - 3:00 AM

Paul Pierce will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Utah.

Pierce will be joined by Pablo Prigioni, Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute and Cole Aldrich in the first unit, and with just seven players on the active roster for tonight's game, Pierce could be looking at a decent amount of minutes tonight. He's still not worth anything more than a punt in DFS.

Paul Pierce (ankle) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points on 4-of-8 shooting, hitting one 3-pointer with one rebound in 20 minutes off the bench.

Pierce missed over a week to rest a sprained right ankle and bruised right knee, and the Clippers' sole focus is having him healthy for the postseason. He's not a viable fantasy player and is a safe bet to sit out one of L.A.'s final games on Apr. 12/13.
Apr 7 - 1:12 AM

Depth Charts

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