Paul Pierce re-signs with the Celtics
Wishful—or maybe wistful—thinking? Sure. It’s still strange to see Pierce, a 15-year Celtic whose No. 34 will hang from the Garden rafters someday, wearing the stark black and white of the underachieving Brooklyn Nets. But it’s also reasonable to suggest that Pierce, 36 now and averaging career-lows (including a 12.6 ppg scoring average) across the board, will want to end his career on a better note and in a better place. He’s a free agent after the season, and coming back to Boston to wind down his career as a role player off the bench would be the perfect epilogue.