According to Gary Tanguay, Paul Pierce says he's willing to NOT pick up his $21 million option for next season and sign a salary-cap friendly extension.
Will a contract in the range of 3-years, $45 million be enough to satisfy Pierce?
Is it possible the team won't want Pierce around for 3 more years?
At some point soon, the Celtics have to get younger. Signing Rajon Rondo to a multi-year deal will help, but the C's will still need that cornerstone swing player.
It will be tough to predict Pierce's future, until the team makes decisions on Ray Allen and Rondo.
I love Pierce and Ray, but I don't want to re-live the early 90s, when the Celtics stuck with the aging Big 3 and got nowhere.