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Paul Pierce: ‘I want to retire as a Celtic’
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 29, 2013 @ 1:06 pm In General | 25 Comments
Since Rajon Rondo‘s season-ending ACL injury, there’s been plenty of talk  about trading Paul Pierce, but the Celtics captain made his plea to the media before the team’s first practice since losing their All-Star point guard.
“I want to retire as a Celtic,” said Pierce. “That’s been my longtime goal, but it’s not under my control. The organization, they make their decisions, but it’s something I’ve desired since being here so long.”
While Pierce has $15.3 million on his contract next season, only $4 million of that deal is guaranteed, so Celtics president Danny Ainge will surely be fielding phone calls inquiring about the 35-year-old. Still, responding to a question about whether or not the Celtics are already looking to fill one of two open roster spots, coach Doc Rivers said Ainge “has not brought up anything” in terms of roster changes in the aftermath of Rondo’s injury.
The Celtics did call up rookie center Fab Melo from the Maine Red Claws. Rivers also confirmed that Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger will remain in the starting lineup with Pierce, Avery Bradley and Kevin Garnett.
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 plenty of talk: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/kirk-minihane/2013/01/28/time-celtics-trade-paul-pierce
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