|Paul Pierce Open To Being Traded?|
Paul Pierce is committed to the Boston Celtics, and he wants to retire as a lifelong member of the Green Army, but Pierce also realizes that the NBA is a business and players don't end their careers they way they had planned. Now, as the Boston Celtics enter the last portion of the season without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, rumors have surfaced about possible trades that would see the franchise enter rebuilding mode.
Pierce says if that's the road Danny Ainge and management decide to go down, he's open to being traded; as long as it's to a contending team. Pierce added he doesn't want to be a part of a rebuilding situation at this stage of his career.
“I’m at the point in my career where I’ve got to evaluate it each and every year,” Pierce said. “It’s all based on the situation and based on what I want out of this game still. I mean, I’ve still got a lot of love for the game. I’m still very motivated. But there’s other factors.
“I mean, I really don’t want to be part of a rebuilding situation again. I just think at this point in time that’s something that would wear on me too much mentally that I don’t know what decision I may make if I have to. I may retire if I have to. You know, that’s something that’s a year-end process, especially given the situation that we have right now. It’s all on what they plan on doing, if they try to go into a rebuild mode, then, you know, I don’t know if I want to be a part of that. But that’s up to them and what they need to do. I don’t want to go out on a rebuild mode.
“I want an opportunity to at least try to win another championship, simple and plain. And if that’s not going to be here — if that’s going to be somewhere else — so be it. That’s what it has to be. I mean, even the greatest players played for other franchises."
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 February 2013 18:28 )|