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Boston Celtics rumors: Paul Pierce wants to return to Boston Celtics eventually

Paul Pierce has stated that he would like to return to the Boston Celtics at some point.
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Boston Celtics rumors have Paul Pierce showing interest in returning to the franchise. These Boston Celtics rumors come from comments he made after the team took on the Brooklyn Nets recently. According to a report from Monday (Jan. 27), the former NBA All-Star is very interested in coming back to the city where he played most of his basketball career. While he wasn't committal about what role he would play in a return, even showing interest will likely keep fans excited about the possibility.

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It has been noted that the small forward for the Nets is in the final year of his monster contract. It means he will become a free agent during the next NBA offseason, making it possible for him to sign with any NBA franchise he wants. He could certainly come back on a discounted deal and help provide the team with some veteran leadership off the bench. Whether he would be comfortable in that role is a big question, though, because for most of his career he has been the go-to player on offense.

The reason that these Boston Celtics rumors have legs is because of comments he made before he got traded last offseason. He stated, "Maybe if they trade me somewhere, or I end up somewhere else – maybe it could be a situation where I come back for a one-day deal (to retire)." He did leave on good terms when he was dealt with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, but sometimes it is hard to go home after seeing what else is out there.

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