With the NBA season wrapped up courtesy of the Golden State Warriors' title win, attention now turns to the summer action away from the court.
As well as the upcoming 2015 Draft there is of course the intrigue of free agency as fans learn just which players will be moving on or jumping on board at their team.
On the move?
That intrigue has just ramped up a level today, too, with reports suggest one multi-time All-Star has turned down a substantial contract option to test the FA waters.
The Washington Post is reporting that Paul Pierce is all set to forego a $5.5 million option with the Washington Wizards to see what other offers arrive at his table this summer.
Pierce had, for so many years, looked like being a one-franchise man as he engrained himself into Boston Celtics legend. Should he confirm a move away from D.C., though, it would be Pierce's third team in as many years having only arrived at Washington this season from the Brooklyn Nets.
Pierce enjoyed something of a resurgence in form with the Wizards, and capped of an impressive campaign with some post-season clutch play.
With rumors of a return to working with Doc Rivers, this time with the LA Clippers, it certainly looks like the veteran is looking to cash in on an upturn in form at this late stage of his career.
Should he opt for a Rivers reunion however Paul Pierce is unlikely to make the $5.5 million that was on offer from Washington due to the Clippers' limited cap space.
Pierce, of course, could still end up back with the Wizards if a satisfactory opportunity doesn't present itself in the next few months.
NBA fans: Would you take a veteran Paul Pierce on your roster in 2015/16? Have your say in the comments below...
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