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Lakers Rumors: Paul Pierce An Option For The Lakers This Summer?

After getting eliminated by the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat, the Brooklyn Nets will head into the off-season with drastic changes potentially on the horizon.

Perhaps the biggest question marks for the Nets this summer will be the immediate futures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Both players will consider their options this summer with Garnett possibly headed for retirement and Pierce potentially headed to the Western Conference.

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If Garnett does retire, Pierce could consider heading to Los Angeles. Landing with the Los Angeles Clippers could be his most likely destination with a chance to contend for a title while reuniting with head coach Doc Rivers, but the Lakers will also be an option, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Pierce could also elect to return to Boston as a free agent to set himself up to retire a Celtic, or maybe even sample life back home as a Laker, or pick out another one of the many teams bound to be interested in his veteran know-how. Count on Pierce generating plenty of July buzz no matter what happens with his older buddy.

As for Garnett, the one-time NBA champion is set to earn $12 million next season with the Nets. It is hard to see Garnett leaving that much on the table in order retire, but it remains a possibility moving forward.

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If Garnett does retire, Pierce will become an intriguing option for title contenders around the league this summer. The Lakers may be far from a contender at this point in time, but the team making a few moves in free agency or through trades could quickly change that fact.
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  • Andy

    Is this a joke? lol

    • patty

      What the joke

  • patty

    Make magic johnson the laker coach sense he nows everything

  • vdogg

    pierce in purple and gold would make me nauseous. please NO.

  • Nalin Shukla

    Gasol Kobe Nash pierce where’s the defense? Might as well bring dantoni

    • SimonYousef

      You’re stupid af if you’re trying to say that Kobe can not play D.

      • Chrmngblly

        He can’t play D at the 2 anymore. They need to move him to the 3.

        • EmperorKing

          no Kobe can D still play at 2..

          • Chrmngblly

            Wrong. It is dumb to keep Kobe at the 2 while he is losing a step or 2. If he can still be great at the 3, why wouldn’t we move him over? He’s played there before anyway.

          • EmperorKing

            So kobe will guard 3 possession players like Durant, James, George, Anthony and Gay are you sure..

          • EmperorKing

            Kobe can still guard 2 that is why he work his self in the gym to have a great condition and he is a shooting guard that is his true possession in NBA..

          • Chrmngblly

            King, a player can bulk up and get stronger but nobody can get faster. Kobe has already lost a step. It is dumb to have him try to guard all the little fast guys. Think about it. Why would anybody do that? It will help Kobe extend his career.

          • EmperorKing

            You are the DUMB one Chrmgblly ok..who said he will guard little guys he will not guard point guard players he will guard shooting guard players..

          • Chrmngblly

            Fine. I didn’t stoop to name calling like you did.

          • EmperorKing

            DUMB!!!

          • Chrmngblly

            You are obviously a d*ck sucker. Sorry, d*ck suckers, no offense. Why the troll routine?

          • EmperorKing

            You are the dick Sucker DUMB!!!!

          • Chrmngblly

            This about basketball, you pervert. Why don’t you quit giving BJs and watch the games—then you might know something.

          • EmperorKing

            your the one doing BJ Chrmngblly..hehehehe..

          • EmperorKing

            your are the first one using pervert words so u r the pervert..heheeh

          • Chrmngblly

            you are the one turning into a girl just thinking about wrapping your lips around “the Big Fella”

          • EmperorKing

            hahahah your just a little girl..

          • Chrmngblly

            if you can’t do more than just say what I say to you right back, then it is no fun

          • EmperorKing

            Your no fun DUMB retarded pervert name Chrmngblly..and your the one that love BJs little girl..

          • borsalino12

            Like that little Asian girl next to you?

          • EmperorKing

            Fuck U 2 Borsalino12

          • EmperorKing

            No borsalino12 like u..

        • borsalino12

          So what, at 3 you would not need him to play D?
          Kobe is not that tough defender anymore and everyone has to realize it.

          • Chrmngblly

            No. At the three he could keep up or be quicker than his man.

      • Nirav Bhadja

        you are stupid if you think Kobe can play D…he is one of the worst defenders in the NBA these days

        • EmperorKing

          For me Kobe can still play D..

          • Chrmngblly

            Well you are retarded, you pervert.

          • EmperorKing

            NO Im not but you are the retarted and a pervert for sure..

          • borsalino12

            That is just…”for me”, but it does not means you are right.
            Kobe’s legs are gone dude. He is not 25 anymore. His conditioning may come back in the gym, but the speed won’t.He is like well squished lemon. There is no much juice left in it.Understand?

          • EmperorKing

            Fuck u 2..

          • borsalino12

            Dude.I have never said FUCK YOU to you, so I don’t understand your response, but if I have a chance to meet you, I definitely will fuck you and your girlfriend too.

          • EmperorKing

            How about I fuck you to borsalino12 also your girlfriend if you have and your whole family your mother and sister..your aunties even your grandmother..heheheh how about that DUDE..

          • borsalino12

            Changing your avatar and username won’t change anything. You are the same idiot and will never change. I just don’t understand if there is any Administrator to this site and how it is possible to allow using this kind of a language in here. They should ban you forever from this forum.

          • VillainKing

            No one can stop me borsalino12 for fucking you and your whole family..heheheh..

          • VillainKing

            they cannot ban me because I already sent them to hell BORSALINO12 FUCK U!!!!

          • VillainKing

            I forgot also If you have a wife or children i will definitely fuck them in front of your eyes borsalino12!!!!

    • hookedonnews

      Actually Pierce is a decent defender, but I don’t see him coming to the Lakers unless the Apocalypse is upon us.

  • The_Sports_Dude

    Pierce to the Lakers will not happen. Why would he want to ride off into the sunset on a rebuilding team? I could see him signing a vet’s minimum contract with the Clippers, but not the Lakers.

    • Joseph Apohen

      He’s lucky to be in a Laker uniform. Jim Buss will have a shiny wheelchair for him that piece of …. After he humiliated the Lakers in the 2008(?) final it makes me want to puke just to think of him.

  • JohnSmith00

    I know there is quite a bit of disdain for this guy but interestingly enough the Lakers would be viable option for him, while a contender would and should be the more likely option. Sure he might not have much left in the tank and has never been that great of a player. Depending on the draft and free agency come July 1st playing with lottery pick, a Kobe who’s will also be playing his swan song and maybe, with the emphasis on maybe, even top free agent the Lakers might not be that unappealing.

    • Joseph Apohen

      Appealing or not we don’t want him here. I thought we are suppose to go younger? Why do we want another member of AARP?

      • keenanjen

        Lmbo I love that AARP PWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        • Joseph Apohen

          You must be a Celtics fan. What he did with that wheelchair is uncalled for. He has no class.

          • keenanjen

            What? I was giving you props on what you said. I thought it was funny. Reread it bro and chill. I hate the dirty green Celtics.

          • Joseph Apohen

            Misjudged you.

      • borsalino12

        TRUE.

      • Chrmngblly

        Besides, we may have to absorb the coach and the whole Clipper team before this Sterling disaster is over. We have no coach and no players on the books now, right? If nobody wants to play for that racist across town, release them from their contracts and let ‘em play for LAL.

    • keenanjen

      Naw i wouldn’t want to see him in Purple and Gold. Even though that should have been what he wore regardless, he’s a Los Angeles guy born and raised in Inglewood. However, once you put on that nasty Green, and you go to war like both these teams did for two finals. You can’t take that back. Resign Swaggy P., and switch him and Kobe around have Kobe move to the SF position. I would even go get Collison for our starting PG position. Also, Draft Exam and resign Pau. Rebuild our beach to what it was last year before the starters got injured, and please cut Nash for the love of god.

  • TheTruthKills

    We’re rebuilding so there’s no point in bring him in now. He’ll probably reunite with Doc Rivers and join the Clippers.

    • nlruizjr

      I don’t think Doc will be around next season, Sterling will still be his boss.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I watched Paul Pierce this season and it was like it wasn’t even the same guy anymore he was way worse and just looked bad when i watched him play.The Nets got screwed in that trade with Boston,that is one of the worst trades ever.No thank you to Paul Pierce he is done.

  • Derek Clark

    Just no.

  • Fresh

    off the bench, bowing down to kobe. In that scenario, why not, it would be hysterical.

  • ersliva

    imo if pierce and garnett would take the league minimum if they opt out to join kobe in his pursuit of more rings…they would be great additions even though they are over the hill…lol…just think…gasol/garnett/pierce/Bryant and a young fast point guard…..plus a young good athletic bench to back them and even nash…would make them an instant title contender….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dion-Richardson/1201967847 Dion Richardson

      We need youth, not senior citizens!

      • ersliva

        the lakers don’t have the money to get good young help….they wont until kobe retires….thusly they do have the money to build their future bench up now….and no matter what…no bench means no title anyways…but adding vets who can instill a winning attitude along with a killer attitude goes farther then just a bunch of pups who cant play at both ends like young for example….
        the lakers have the oppertunity right now to create a dynasty right now and actually win the nba title in 2014 and every year after that if they actually go the route of having 5 vets and 10 youngsters who can actually play at both ends….
        young could become great if he can learn to defend…that’s why imo drafting exum is important….watching exum play…he can also teach young….and those two could become the greatest backcourt the future will ever see….but without exum…young imo will be the same….

    • nlruizjr

      we’ve been there and done that and it hasn’t worked out either time !!!!!

  • ersliva

    mitch can put 5 old vets together and win the nba title as long as the other 10 are young and athletic plus can play at both ends of the court….those 10 would learn from the vets specially if they are Bryant/pierce/garnett/nash and gasol….they could actually end up being the future of the team after those 5 retire…specially if they get one of the 1st 4 picks in the draft this summer and draft exum….young would be crazy to opt out this season…..hill would also be crazy to go elsewhere…literally every laker from last years team would want to stay if the lakers had those 5 vets and exum on the roster for next year….
    adding beasley/Johnson/young/hill/marshall/meeks/Kelly/sacres(I would trade away)/and hawes….
    gasol-hawes
    garnett-hill
    pierce-Johnson
    Bryant-young
    marshall-exum
    beasley-meeks
    sacres-kelly-nash
    but if they cant get a top 4 pick then they should use said pick along with nash’s expiring contract of almost 10 million,sacres and if need be Kelly and get rondo to join the group more and marshall would become the back up point guard instead of the starter….
    furthermore without exum…the team doesn’t need young….they then could resign bazemore to back Bryant and then meeks instead(he plays better defense anyways then young)….
    this also keeps the team prime financially for 2015 while being title contenders in 2014
    gasol-hawes
    garnett-hill
    pierce-Johnson
    Bryant-meeks
    rondo-marshall
    beasley-bazemore
    and in reserve
    farmar and clark
    imo either team listed would win the nba title in 2014

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dion-Richardson/1201967847 Dion Richardson

    Why do we always entertain guys on their last leg?!?

    • Chrmngblly

      Look at the commenters we let talk. Some of these guys are insane.

      • CCX

        You didn’t even answer his post, to which he’s right. This isn’t a team in need of a single aging role player to get them over the top, the Lakers are in full-bore rebuilding and need the type of young, athletic players like last season – not a 37-yr old has-been. Not to mention, has-been CELTIC! Has he even looked that good this offseason? No he hasn’t, get that Paul Pierce to the Lakers talk outta here!

        • Chrmngblly

          Oh. I agree with you. I thought the “insane” part of my comment covered that.

          • ersliva

            LOL…LIKE LAST YEAR…THOSE KIDS SUCKED…LOL…AND THE ONES WHO DIDNT GOT BENCHED BY THAT DUMBASS SO CALLED COACH….YOU CANT SIGN GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS WHEN YOU DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO DO SUCH…KOBES NEW CONTRACT RUINED THAT…THUSLY THE LAKERS ARE STUCK SIGNING CHEAP PLAYERS IF THEY GO COMPLETELY YOUNG….AND TODAYS YOUTH DONT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES INSIDE….MOST ARE ONLY OUT FOR MONEY AND THINK THEY ARE GREAT IF THEY CAN SCORE….BUT IT TAKES PLAYING DEFENSE THAT ACTUALLY WINS TITLES….ANDF THAT TAKES A HARD WORKING HARD NOSE TYPE WITH MORE SKILLS THEN JUST SCORING….SOMETHING MOST OF TODAYS YOUTH ARE UNWILLING TO DO….BECAUSE IT TAKES MORE INSIDE TO BE GREAT….AND THE KIDS TODAY ARE NOT BEING TUAGHT THAT…THATS WHY IT TAKES HAVING A FEW VETS THA

          • ersliva

            THAT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO TEACH THEM TO DO MORE..TO DESIRE MORE…TO DRIVE AND STRIVE FOR MORE THEN JUST FAME AND MONEY….ONES THAT WILL LAY IT ALL OUT AT BOTH ENDS JUST TO WIN A GAME…THE LAKERS HAVE A FEW KIDS ON THEIR ROSTER THAT SHOULD BE RESIGNED…BUT MOST SHOULD BE WAIVED OR TRADED…THEY CAN USE THIS TIME TO GET PLAYING TEACHERS AND GOOD YOUTH THAT WANT TO LEARN AND WIN NOW….NOT IN FIVE YEARS IF EVER

          • Chrmngblly

            Right you are. If you can’t make stops, you can’t win games.

            Do you know they consider ALL CAPS to be yelling in here and insiders don’t do it?

          • ersliva

            I BROKE MY TYPING FINGERS AT THE TIPS AND IT HURTS TO TYPE….LOL…PLUS I NEED A NEW KEYBOARD THE SMALL LETTERS ARE NOT WORKING AS GOOD AS THE CAPS

          • Chrmngblly

            OKOKOKOKOKOKOK. I am just saying…..:-)

          • LAKERS NATION 619wrldwide

            SHUT UP PERVERT!

  • Redemption4LA

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Pierce in a Laker uniform at all. He could be the perfect assassin off the bench. If you could get him and keep Nick Young that would an interesting bench with those two. He may be a little seasoned, but Pierce is a legit all around threat on the floor, perimeter or post and he gets to the line. Pierce could even play the 4 depending on the opponent, which could create match up problems.

    The lakers have plenty of options but the bottom line is they are broken down and old and even soft at key positions. I have faith kobe can get it back but even if he does he’ll need help. If Gasol is signed he is still soft and Nash…LA will be lucky if he can give them 15-20 minutes and 50-60 games. LA needs some nasty, a rim protector and a physical post defender that can put the ball in the hole offensively when needed. Gasol has skill but he cant do it alone, he lacks the Muscle and inside aggressiveness needed to protect the paint. A Solid wing defender to guard the quicker scoring guards would be ideal. A point who can break down the defense, finish at the rim, and hit the open jumper would be lovely.

    Although Pierce would and could make it fun to watch the lakers playing with kobe. It would be interesting and something worth staying up for, west coast game times were a drag this season here on the east knowing I was more than likely losing sleep for a loss. However interesting it might be though, the lakers need more than “the truth” if they wanna be relevant in 14-15. I’m looking forward to the possibilities in the coming months with the options LA have. The truth hurts, all we can do is hope Jim and Mitch’s decisions don’t hurt the Lakers.

  • CCX

    Certain guys should NEVER be a Laker and Paula Pierce is one of those guys! C’mon, it doesn’t matter if he grew up a Laker fan – he and his wheelchair shouldn’t even be a possibility! What next? McHale for coach? Ainge for GM?

    Give me a break, doesn’t matter if he states he wants to play for free for the Lakers – no way, no how, never!!!

  • hookedonnews

    I don’t think taking on another player at the end of his career (especially Mr. Celtic himself) would make a lot of sense. He would want more money that we would be willing to give him anyway.

  • KB24

    Lol pierce already expressed interest to go back to celtics,maybe they will swap g.wallace for kg to retire as a celtic to they are saving capspace after next season same sa the lakers while the bkn nets are saving for durant 2 yrs from now same from g.wallace contract. Another thing is that kidd said it before that he wants wallace to be a point forward its a win win for bkn and cel. Sign deng gasol young PLEASE KEEP WIGGINS EMBIID AND PARKER AND EXUM….one day the top class of draft 2014 will be a FA and we will have a chance to sign them doubt wiggins cause he wants to playwith the raptors parker wil go to bulls or lal exum embiid randle are all laker fans who will sign with us exum might even convince oladipo to come here since they were bff thats why orlando wants him to get an insurance that exum and oladipo will stay….one more thing is that ainge is high on exum thats why there is a chance they will s and t rondo….i dont think any team will trade for him especially 1 year only in his contractb4 he come off the books unless they sign pierce and trade for kg i think they will draft vonleh which can learn under kg pressey is learning under rondo and gordon hayward under pierce.i wish they would go crazy they will trade green and bass for jsmoove

  • Byron

    No. Please. No.

  • quickster007

    He needs to retire and hopefully Nash would take a hint and retire too. The Lakers needs to get younger.

  • borsalino12

    Paul Pierce is the last player, I would like to see in gold & purple uniform.Big N O.

  • Vi5ion

    I think coming back home would benefit Pierce, but the guy has lost a step in his game, and as LeBron showed us in the Playoffs, he cant guard the best at his position. Defense should be the Lakers top priority this off-season, and Pierce doesnt bring it.

  • Devon Samuels²⁴

    No No No No HELL NO Mr. Wheerchair!!!!!

  • Ray Fong

    If paul pierce join the lakers, 2015 Nba final will be the Los Angeles Lakers
    The black mamba and the truth

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