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07:01 AM ET 05.17 | On the upside, Doc Rivers is coming back -- and yet the team to which he returns could look very different. At the NBA draft combine Thursday afternoon, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made [it] official. ... The Celtics have the 16th pick in the June 27 draft, their highest since the Big Three Era began. And there are two major questions entering the offseason: the status of Paul Pierce and the status of Kevin Garnett. 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 the Celtics will execute the buyout or trade his expiring contract in the offseason.

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May 17, 2013  07:29 AM ET

He should accept the buyout and just go wherever he wants to play...

May 17, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He should accept the buyout and just go wherever he wants to play...

Dallas...?

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May 17, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Dallas...?

Could work out for the vet min... He'll likely go to the Clippers if CP3 is still there or to the Warriors.

May 17, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Could work out for the vet min... He'll likely go to the Clippers if CP3 is still there or to the Warriors.

Warriors would be a good fit, as he could/would be a good coach on the floor for those young kids!!!

May 17, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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With rondo coming back from the injury slowly, they won't be a contender next year with or without pierce.So next year will be 'lost' regardlessI think even with pierce out....they are over the capSo how does letting him go make them better?I guess if they move kg they'd be under.......

They would be close to luxury cap keeping him. So letting him go would reduce the chance of being over tax hit. They don't want to pay luxury prices for 8 round seed if that next year. They also could move another player or two via trade. So moving Pierce would be the start of the rebuild.

May 17, 2013  10:36 AM ET

I don't care about Pierce or the Celtics since I'm not a fan of either, but as a fan of the game I think for him not to retire a Celtic would be a shame.

May 17, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't care about Pierce or the Celtics since I'm not a fan of either, but as a fan of the game I think for him not to retire a Celtic would be a shame.

I totally agree!!!!

May 17, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Dallas...?

Don't think him and Dirk would be a good fit. Both kinda the same type players.

May 17, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Lakers....he's an l.a. Guy why not

May 17, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Dallas...?

He will have plenty of options if Boston parts ways.

If Dallas got him, pairing him with Dirk and possibly Howard/Bynum would make the Mavs an interesting team next season.

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May 17, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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Why the Lakers? The Clippers are the better of the two L.A. teams right now.

they lost in the first round of playoffs just like the Lakers did

May 17, 2013  01:10 PM ET

Could be a great veteran fit for the GSW (instead of RJ).

May 17, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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they lost in the first round of playoffs just like the Lakers did

but the Lakers are old, injured, and are not a team. Clippers need PP more and will be another weapon on offense other than CP3.

May 17, 2013  02:56 PM ET

I hope Pierce stays / is allowed to stay (CELTIC PRIDE). I hope Ainge can somehow leverage KG in some type of 3 player deal to get a top 3 pick.

May 17, 2013  03:04 PM ET
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Lakers....he's an l.a. Guy why not

The Lakers need to get younger, not older!!!!! :-)

May 17, 2013  03:05 PM ET

This is what you get for bleeding GREEN, kicked in the butt! NO loyalty Player! You would figure they would treat you better. But just remember this, they did the same thing to Larry Legend!

May 17, 2013  03:09 PM ET

Buy him out - it's time to move on for both. He's close to done. Loyalty? It's time to cut this guy loose. He got paid a lot of dough to play for the Celtics- that's enough. He's not the kind of personality you want on a losing team...

 
May 17, 2013  03:20 PM ET
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This is what you get for bleeding GREEN, kicked in the butt! NO loyalty Player! You would figure they would treat you better. But just remember this, they did the same thing to Larry Legend!

Yeah, no loyalty. That nine figures he was paid would be an insult to me too. Sheesh, I'd gladly take nine figures in Mexican currency...

Including a decimal point!

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