There could be another member of the Big Three on the market, too. Pierce has a player option for $21.5 million next season. But with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire next summer and a new one expected to significantly reduce player salaries, several prominent players (including Dirk Nowitzki and Amar'e Stoudemire) are planning to opt out of lucrative contracts in order to sign new deals under the existing agreement. Pierce, 32, could leave the $21.5 million on the table with the expectation that he could score a contract worth $50 million to $60 million in the offseason.
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If Pierce DID opt-out, would the Clippers want to make a run at him? Obviously he's from LA, so that would seem to be in their favor. Though he also seems extremely loyal to the Celtics (as he should be). And he's got a ton of miles.
Anyway, interested to hear what people think.