Mar 23, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks rumors: Paul Pierce an option?

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The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly been working on a sign-and-trade scenario which would send Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in effort to reunite him with former head coach, Doc Rivers. However, it seems as if the two sides have struggled to find middle ground, leaving Paul Pierce’s future a bit uncertain.

There is the possibility that Pierce may return to the Brooklyn Nets but the former Kansas Jayhawk recently stated he only has a few years left in the NBA and wants to play for a contender. Might that be the Dallas Mavericks? Yes, they’ve been looking to lure some big name free agents but it’s questionable if they’ll be able to obtain them. So if Dallas is left at the alter, could they have interest in signing Paul Pierce? It seems possible, at least according to Tim MacMahon.

Ages after they went back to back in the 1998 draft – the ninth and 10th picks, after forgettable players such as Michael Olowokandi, Raef LaFrentz and Robert “Tractor” Traylor went off the board – there’s a possibility that Pierce and Nowitzki could play together.

A case can be made that signing “The Truth” to a short-term deal is the best realistic scenario for the Mavs to upgrade at small forward.

While Pierce would be a solid addition, he looks to be more of an ‘additional’ piece at this point of his career as the Dallas Mavericks certainly aren’t going to take that needed final step if he’s their biggest free agent signing. However, if the Mavericks can nab a solid talent in addition to Pierce, they could very well find themselves as one of the Western Conference’s premier teams.

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