Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul Pierce has a salary of $15million for 2013-14, but a buyout of $5million if it's done June 30th. There's a good chance that if the Celts decide to part ways with Pierce, they'll try and trade him first.
There's a very small chance he could end up in Minnesota. The Wolves don't have the cap space or desired assets they're willing to trade with Boston, so they'd have to sign him as a free agent after/if he gets bought out.
Flip Saunders consulted the Boston Celtics during the 2011-12 postseason so he's quite familiar with Pierce. A sidenote on that, Greg Stiemsma was also part of that squad in 11-12, so there's a chance that Flip may not like Stiemsma (who would) and decide to decline his team option for this season (I really hope so) and get a quality backup center in his place. All right...back to Pierce...
Clearly this is quite a longshot. Assuming Pierce is bought out, Minnesota isn't likely to be #1 on his list. There'll be plenty of contenders vying for his services.
It's fun to 'dream' though, a lineup of Rubio, Pierce, Kirilenko, Love & Pekovic would be VERY fun to watch.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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