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Paul Pierce: I’ll probably retire if Clippers win title

Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Free Agent Signings

Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Free Agent Signings

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Paul Pierce signed a three-year contract with the Clippers this summer.

But he might not play it out.

J.A. Adande of ESPN:

I’m not saying the Clippers will win the 2016 championship. But they have Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, Jamal Crawford and Pierce. They definitely could.

Doc Rivers will limit Pierce’s minutes, maybe even bringing him off the bench. That could help extend Pierce’s career.

A title would make it easier for any player in Pierce’s position to retire. But the fact that he’s already talking about it suggests he’ll face a difficult decision if the Clippers don’t go all the way, even if his contract is for three years.