Can Paul Pierce accept a secondary role?
We really don’t know what’s going to happen with Pierce this offseason. Pierce has a team option on his contract at $15.3 million, with a $5 million buyout before June 30. As Gary Washburn wrote Sunday, even if the Celtics buy Pierce out, they will still be over the luxury tax. That would suggest Pierce stays to begin the season. If the Celtics truly build around Green, will Pierce be happy with reduced minutes? Would he come off the bench? After Friday night’s game, Pierce said it was up to Ainge and the team to decide what they wanted to do with him.