The Los Angeles Clippers have managed to have a good off-season and free agency, after all the hassle and drama cleared.
Free Agency Frenzy
Thanks to DeAndre Jordan reneging on his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and agreeing to come back to Los Angeles and the Clippers, Doc Rivers' side are looking in pretty good shape ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season.
In addition to re-upping with the All-Star center, the Clippers managed to bring in Paul Pierce for a potential Championship run. However, the veteran Pierce may not be around for very long.
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Pierce signed with the Clippers this month after one-year stints with both the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets after spending the rest of his star-studded career with the Boston Celtics.
Pierce has hinted in the past that this coming season will be his last, and he seemed to all but confirm it in his introductory press conference last season.
According to a tweet from Rowan Kavner, a reporter on the Clippers official website, Pierce said his time with the team would be his last in the NBA.
"This will probably be the last ride of my career. I think this is where I'm going to end it. I'm going to go all in."
Pierce moving back to Los Angeles, his home-town, seemed like the only way to wrap up his Hall of Fame worthy career. An Oakland native who moved to Southern California as a child, Pierce starred at Inglewood and at Kansas before the Celtics drafted him 10th overall in 1998.
The forward never neglected his roots, however. He gladly paid around $32,000 for a room Inglewood High basketball team and also regularly phones the team up before big games to gee them up.
Pierce took roughly half the salary he would have received to return to the Washington Wizards, accepting a three-year, $10.5-million contract from the Clippers earlier this month.