Apr 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) and small forward Paul Pierce (34) celebrate against the New York Knicks during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Will Wait To Make Decisions On Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

If you were hoping the Boston Celtics would make a decision on the future of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the near future, sorry to disappoint, but that apparently wont be the case.

According to a report from ESPN Los Angeles, the Celtics will wait until after the 2013 NBA Draft to make any decisions regarding Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett.


The possibility also remains the Celtics can commit to bringing Pierce back for next season, which sources say would strongly increase the likelihood Garnett would agree to play for a 19th season. The Celtics have until the end of June to decide to pick up Pierce’s $15.3 million option for next season or buy him out this month for $5 million, provided they don’t trade him first.

One source close to the situation said Thursday that the Celtics do not expect any decisions on the future of Garnett or Pierce to be made before the NBA draft June 27.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets were both rumored to have serious interests in Pierce during last season’s NBA trade deadline and could both make a play for the veteran swingman, assuming the Celtics decide to move on.

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