Paul Pierce and Money

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    Paul Pierce and Money

    Is is unreasonable for Pierce to suggest that he take a pay cut to maybe $8 or 9 M for the 2013-14 season?  Add in a no trade so that he does not have to worry about being dumped out in February at the trade deadline.

    I know that the $6 M the Celtics would save would not allow them to go out and get a max level free agent, but it would certainly give them a lot more flexibility in building the team for next season.

    For Pierce it would allow him to remain with the Celtics as he would like, retire as a Celtic in the right way and give Ainge a chance to better add to the roster for next year.

    If it is only all about the mighty dollar, I am sure that Pierce would not make such an offer, but I also would think that he already has enough money to allow him to consider staying in Boston. 

    And, he would not be the first guy to take a cut to stay where he wants.   it is not like his buddy, KG, did not take a pay cut going in to last season from about $20 M down to $12 M.

     
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    Re: Paul Pierce and Money

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

    Pierce can't renegotiate his contract. NBA rules prohibits doing something like that.



    You are right.  If players could do this some would be willing to make less money so the team sign someone else to make the team more competitive. 

     
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    "Pierce can't renegotiate his contract. NBA rules prohibits doing something like that."

    Yep - too bad, probably a half hour or more wasted thinking about this, thinking about how corrupt Pierce must be, the burdens of the all mighty dollar and the man, and how it could all be solved if Pierce would just face the music, writing the post. 

    All the while not realizing the entire thought process was irrelevant. 

    A nice idea but...

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    Re: Paul Pierce and Money

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

    Pierce can't renegotiate his contract. NBA rules prohibits doing something like that.



    If the Celtics exercise the team option to buy out Pierce's contract for $5M, does he become an unrestricted free agent? If so, do NBA rules allow him to re-sign with the Celtics for the veteran's minimum salary?

     
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    Re: Paul Pierce and Money

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

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    Pierce can't renegotiate his contract. NBA rules prohibits doing something like that.

     

     



    If the Celtics exercise the team option to buy out Pierce's contract for $5M, does he become an unrestricted free agent? If so, do NBA rules allow him to re-sign with the Celtics for the veteran's minimum salary?

     

     



    Yes.

     

    But that's unlikely. There will be playoff teams who will go after Pierce and give him more than just the vet's minimum.



    Agree.  Many teams would be willing to give Pierce more than the veterans minimum. 

     
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    Re: Paul Pierce and Money

     

    If the Celtics exercise the team option to buy out Pierce's contract for $5M, does he become an unrestricted free agent? If so, do NBA rules allow him to re-sign with the Celtics for the veteran's minimum salary?

    Yes.  But that's unlikely. There will be playoff teams who will go after Pierce and give him more than just the vet's minimum.

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    Agree.  Many teams would be willing to give Pierce more than the veterans minimum. 

    I agree too. However, if Pierce is willing to take a sizeable pay cut and play for the Celtics next season, this option is available to him. This is a creative way of skirting around NBA rules preventing him from renegotiating his contract. The Celtics can offer him more than the vet's minimum and still save some money in the process.

     

     
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    Re: Paul Pierce and Money

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

    In response to edcap99's comment:
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    In response to Fierce34's comment:

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    Pierce can't renegotiate his contract. NBA rules prohibits doing something like that.

     

     



    If the Celtics exercise the team option to buy out Pierce's contract for $5M, does he become an unrestricted free agent? If so, do NBA rules allow him to re-sign with the Celtics for the veteran's minimum salary?

     

     

     

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    Yes.

     

    But that's unlikely. There will be playoff teams who will go after Pierce and give him more than just the vet's minimum.

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    The only move IMO that makes sense involving the buyout is the BAE of around 2 million. If Pierce wants to stay in Green he can take a paycut of 55% or so. Get the 5m buyout and sign for the BAE.  That means he makes 7 million. However, he knows he makes 15.3m if amnestied or 8-10 million if bought out and given the MLE by a contender, so who knows how money driven a man who has made 153 million in his career (before taxes and not including endorsements) is.

    If he's not fine with doing that move when asked the C's can get a bit nasty with him and ask him to take a cut down to 7m, otherwise they will pick up the 15.3 and aggressively shop him to whoever. Like I've said multiple times, Golden State makes the most sense.

    If the Celtics truly are going to be competitive and tax payers (this means trading Lee and maybe others for players with perhaps more salary, using the full MLE, etc.) then the 7m Pierce can save Wyc by doing this deal would help them avoid the tax. It is also roughly what he is worth these days, if Ray and Terry are worth 3-5 and KG is worth 11-12, PP is worth 7-9 for 2-3 years. Additionally, such a move means Boston will try to win next year and there is no playoff team Pierce would rather be a part of than the Celtics.

     
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    just trade pierce and force KG out of town.  at 27 million payroll they are both a tragedy to an old team "trying to win one more"- not necessarily their fault for signing that large that old, but it's all on danny for signing them like that- unprovoked mistake.

     
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    Time for Danny to make up for his mistake and help KG and Pierce leave town!!

     
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