Whoa… hold the party phone.
The two sides have been talking for the past few days, since Pierce opted out of his contact on Tuesday night and they are close to the framework of a four-year contract, but the fourth year could be a sticking point. Pierce walked away from $21.5 million for next season for the purpose of signing an extension that would ensure he ends his career as a Celtic.
Ok, so maybe someone somewhere jumped the gun a little. I still think this is going to be worked out.