Celtics agree to terms with Paul Pierce
A Boston Celtics official says the team has agreed to terms with Paul Pierce on a new contract. The official is familiar with the deal but spoke on the condition of anonymity because the free agent signing period does not begin until Thursday.
Terms of the contract were not immediately available.
The Boston Herald, which first reported on the deal, says Pierce would get $61 million over four years, with a mutual option for the fourth year.
Pierce has spent his entire 12-year career with the Celtics. He is second only to Larry Bird among Celtics in points per game. Pierce is also first in 3-pointers, second in steals, third in total points, eighth in games played and ninth in rebounds.
Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss had no comment.