Report: Los Angeles Clippers Will Sign Paul Pierce

By David Kenyon

The Truth is headed to Hollywood.

According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Paul Pierce will sign a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

TNT’s David Aldridge reports the deal is worth $10.5 million over the three years.

Pierce, 37, spent 15 seasons with the Boston Celtics before getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets. After one year in Brooklyn, he signed with the Washington Wizards last summer. The small forward tallied a career-low 26.2 minutes, 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Washington in 2014-15.

During the postseason, Pierce showed why he’s still a valuable piece. He connected on 33-of-63 attempts from three-point range and provided a pair of clutch last-second baskets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks.

Los Angeles recently traded Matt Barnes, which opened the starting role at small forward for the Clippers to add an inexpensive piece. The franchise will now turn its attention to re-signing elite center DeAndre Jordan.

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