Paul Pierce officially decides to return for his 19th NBA season
NBA legend Paul Pierce has decided to return to the L.A. Clippers for another season. The Truth has played 18 years in this league, for the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the Washington Wizards, and now the L.A. Clippers for at least one more season.
Paul averaged 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1 assist in 68 games this season, the lowest ever in his career. The Clippers have a lot of wings that need minutes, so it might be hard for him to play. They could play him at the power forward position, but that’s unlikely as well, because the team has a lot of big men.
After this season, many people thought retirement was an option, at this point in his career. Great NBA players like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan retired and some though that Pierce would follow suit. But they were wrong:
“I just don’t want to make an emotional decision right now,” he said after the Clippers were eliminated in the playoffs last spring. “I’ll just take some time off, sit down with my family and think long and hard.”
For now, it looks like we get to see Paul Pierce back on the court, and back playing basketball.