The future of the Boston Celtics has a lot of question marks as of right now. One of the key moves to be made, is whether or not the team will decide to bring back Paul Pierce for the last year of his contract. The key is the fact that this final year of Pierce’s contract is not guaranteed and can be bought out for $5 million.
While the Celtics have yet to decide what to do regarding Pierce’s future, apparently the star and his family have already decided to prepare for the worst. Per The Boston Globe via CelticsLife, sources indicate Pierce and his family have already been preparing for a relocation from Boston.
The Celtics have to decide by June 30 whether to buy out Pierce’s contract at $5 million. Ainge said the sides have not had discussions, but an NBA source said Pierce’s family is already beginning to prepare for relocation from Boston, assuming that the Celtics will execute the buyout or trade his expiring contract in the offseason.
Personally, it would be great to see Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic. But as we all know, this is a business.
Looks like we’ll have to wait and see what Boston decides to do as the ball is in their court.