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

Paul Pierce looking for contract worth $10 million per season


The Brooklyn Nets introduced their new head coach today and thus ushers in an era where winning is hopefully plentiful. One decision that the Nets still need to make though revolves around Paul Pierce and his contract demands — demands he handed out on Monday afternoon.

According to SI.com’s Chris Mannix, Pierce is looking for a contract in the range of $10 million per season over the next two seasons, which would mean that someone would have to pay $20 million to the aged veteran.

Pierce getting a $20 million contract is a ridiculous notion but it’s something that someone might pay. The biggest thing to take away from this is that he seems to now be out of the Clippers price range, as Los Angeles is not giving Pierce $10 million per season.

Still, the Nets might be crazy enough to do it and if they do it would prove that they’re all-in once again for a title in 2014-15. Brooklyn is strapped for cash though and adding Pierce at $20 million over two years is a questionable investment given the return we saw in 2013-14.

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