May 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) takes a breather during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Paul Pierce could return to Boston Celtics

Now that the Brooklyn Nets’ season has come to an end, the Nets have some decisions to make and one of them revolves around the future of swingman Paul Pierce.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Pierce could opt to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers or return to the Boston Celtics.

Pierce is bound to be intrigued even more by the scenario that is said to be on his radar already: Reuniting with Doc Rivers in Clipperland in what would also be a homecoming for the Los Angeles native.

Pierce could also elect to return to Boston as a free agent to set himself up to retire a Celtic, or maybe even sample life back home as a Laker, or pick out another one of the many teams bound to be interested in his veteran know-how. Count on Pierce generating plenty of July buzz no matter what happens with his older buddy.

Pierce was drafted by the Celtics with the 10th-overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft, remaining with the team until he was traded last year.

Pierce averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season.

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