The Truth Returns

Published on 23-Jun-2015 by Towner Park

Basketball - NBA    NBA Daily Opinion

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The Truth Returns

He can't be lying, can he?

It would be unforgivable if he did. A demerit to his moniker. A chink in his armor.

Paul Pierce is returning, people, but where he's stationed is currently up in the air.

For one season, Pierce was a Washington Wizard. Now, it's time for him to possibly move on if he declines his player option and $5.5million.

Heading into an 18th season, The Truth may want to move out West.

A possible reunion with head coach Doc Rivers could be in the making. Pierce tasted champagne with Doc in 2008 for the first time in his career. Of course, he had some help. Two future Hall of Famers in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen -- allegedly -- just so happened to be a part of that dynamic trio, but that's in the past.

Pierce could be teaming up with another pair of prospective Hall of Famers. Playing with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin isn't much of a downgrade. In addition, a defensively skilled center with frog like hops -- DeAndre Jordan -- also plays for the Clips.

Pierce might just be the key addition to get that crew over the hump.

I'm sure Paul won't mind. He hasn't even sampled any part of the conference finals.

And hell, he put up with the Wiz's threads. He can surely survive this Steve Ballmer-approved fashion disaster:

Regardless, Pierce will be a free agent, and multiple teams will be jockeying for his invaluable experience and mental fortitude. Sure, he's a little chirpy, but you can't argue against the effort he puts forth on a nightly basis.

He's by far one of the hardest workers in the game, even if his teammates have to carry him off the floor, wheel-chair style.

In summation, dude can still play.

Where is the only question left.

Stay tuned. NBA free agency is about to hit overdrive here shortly.