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Clips Nation Apr 30, 2016

Paul Pierce Retirement Update: Hall of Famer Undecided Following Elimination

With the Clippers done for the year, the 38-year-old's future is in question. Paul Pierce said in September that if the Clippers won the championship, he'd retire riding off into the sunset. It didn't quite go down like that, and now we're left waiting for his decision as the Clippers find themselves done for the year in April. "I don't have much basketball left--whether it'll be this year or another year," said Pierce before the season.  It was clear to those watching throughout the season that the former Boston Celtics legend didn't have enough in the tank to do his brilliant career...
Clips Nation Apr 30, 2016

Clippers Off-Season 2016: The Puzzle Pieces

How will everything fit together? Preceding a more in-depth breakdown of the Clippers' financial situation, here are some key ideas to keep in mind going into the off-season: The salary cap and tax line are both going to jump tremendously.  The Clippers will most likely NOT have any cap space (it's technically possible but would involve renouncing several key players), but they will also most likely avoid being tax payers, giving them access to the full mid-level exception.  It's not much, and its value is diluted by the sheer amounts of money available in the NBA landscape this...
Clips Nation Apr 30, 2016

A Brief Thank You to Clips Nation

The season is over, but the blog is about much more than that. The Clippers' big four were all saddled with injuries, and Austin Rivers' half-court heave failed to force overtime in a deciding game six.  And so this Clippers season came to an end, my first as Editor-in-Chief of Clips Nation. I've been on the site as a commenter for seven years now, and I debuted on the front page in October of 2011.  Even with that experience, taking on the full-time day-to-day duties was still a larger burden than I ever expected.  I found myself doing more than I thought I would have to, and leaning...
Orange County Register Apr 28, 2016
Paul Pierce unable to provide Clippers with the boost they desperately needed

Paul Pierce unable to provide Clippers with the boost they desperately needed

LOS ANGELES – Some things happen quickly. Monday afternoon, the Clippers had a real chance – a shot, a better one at least – at breaking through and getting to the Western Conference Finals. By the time Wednesday ended, Chris Paul’s right...
Orange County Register Apr 24, 2016
Clippers' Paul Pierce not getting many minutes, but still doling out lots of playoff wisdom

Clippers' Paul Pierce not getting many minutes, but still doling out lots of playoff wisdom

PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Pierce had played in 159 playoff games, including a brief appearance in Game 1 of the Clippers’ series with Portland. Pierce played 10 minutes and 41 seconds in his first playoff game with the Clippers. He was the 11th man...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 20, 2016

Deron Williams was anything but 'soft' in Game 2

The Mavericks point guard shed some unflattering labels that had been hanging on since his days in Brooklyn. Do a quick Google search for "Deron Williams soft" and this is what you'll see: Aside from a recent story from a local TV station, every single one turns up results from Williams disastrous stint in Brooklyn. Williams never ushered in an era of dominance the Nets would have hoped when moving to the borough. He was hurt constantly and put up mediocre numbers. Former teammate Paul Pierce pretty much threw Williams under the bus later, saying Williams wasn't a...
Orange County Register Apr 16, 2016
Pierce fresh as Clippers begin the postseason

Pierce fresh as Clippers begin the postseason

PLAYA VISTA – This is why the Clippers’ signed Paul Pierce – the postseason. It’s been the plan all along. “This is what you play for, right here, a chance to win a championship,” Pierce said. “You get through the 82 (game) grind, which...
Clips Nation Apr 9, 2016

Saturday Playoff News and Update

Look, the East has more teams that can win more regular season games than they lose! As you may know, the Clippers stunned the Utah Jazz last night in Utah 102-99 in overtime. Jamal Crawford played well overall and hit the game winning three-point shot with ticks left on the game clock. While the Clippers didn't profit from this win in terms of the standings (they're stuck with the 4th seed regardless), it was definitely encouraging to see players like Cole Aldrich and Pablo Prigioni step up and contribute in a big way. Even Paul Pierce turned the clock back with a great offensive...
Final: Jamal Crawford's late 3-pointer helps shorthanded Clippers edge Jazz, 102-99, in overtime

Final: Jamal Crawford's late 3-pointer helps shorthanded Clippers edge Jazz, 102-99, in overtime

No matter who is on the court, no matter who is in the state, no matter what the stakes, winning is a drug and competitors like Clippers coach Doc Rivers are hooked. It’s why in a game that means zero to his team, Paul Pierce can play close to a...
Washington Post Apr 2, 2016

Paul Pierce likely to miss Wizards reunion but Clippers will have Blake Griffin

Pierce is dealing with knee and ankle injuries.
CSN Washington Apr 2, 2016

Griffin to face Wizards; Pierce likely out Sunday

Don't expect to see the ex-Wizard facing his old teammates Sunday, but the Clippers plan on having their All-Star power forward on the court against Washington.

Paul Pierce wants Boston Celtics to retire pioneer Chuck Cooper's jersey

Paul Pierce wants Boston Celtics to retire pioneer Chuck Coopers jersey

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