"You know, one day when little Nathan grows up, I hope that his dreams come true and he can be just like me." - Steve Novak about Nate Robinson

 
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  -  Paul Pierce - SG/SF, 6'7, 235
Washington Wizards - Signed as a free agent in July 2014
       Date of birth: 10/13/1977
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 1998
     Out of: Kansas
  NBA Experience: 16 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
1995 - 1998 Kansas (NCAA)
June 1998 - July 2013 Boston Celtics (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2014 - present Washington Wizards (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
1998 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 10th overall by Boston.
22nd January, 1999 NBA Signed four year, approx. $6.6 million rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team option for 2001/02.
13th October, 2000 NBA Boston exercised 2001/12 team option.
1st August, 2001 NBA Signed a six year, $80,273,731 extension with Boston. Included early termination option after 2006/07 season.
17th July, 2006 NBA Signed a three year, $59,387,136 extension with Boston. Included early termination option after 2009/10 season. Concurrent to the extension, Pierce declined his 2007/08 early termination option.
29th June, 2010 NBA Exercised early termination option and became a free agent.
9th July, 2010 NBA Re-signed by Boston to a partially guaranteed four year, $61,333,334 contract.
12th July, 2013 NBA Traded by Boston, along with Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, D.J. White and the right to swap 2017 first round picks, to Brooklyn in exchange for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, a signed and traded Keith Bogans, the right to swap 2017 first round picks, and first round picks in each of 2014, 2016 and 2018.
15th July, 2014 NBA Signed a two year, $10,848,725 contract with Washington. Included player option for 2015/16.


From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

In re-signing for four years and $80 million with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki was able to secure himself only the second no-trade clause in the league. The other one belongs to Kobe Bryant. Not many players are eligible for no-trade clauses; to be eligible, a player has to have 8 years of NBA experience, at least four years of which have to have been with the team he's signing with (albeit not necessarily consecutive years). Other eligible players such as Paul Pierce and Tim Duncan could have had them worked into their most recent contracts, but didn't; then again, they didn't really need to. They're not being traded. Not now, not ever.

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   2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round
2010-07-01

The following players opted out:

- Boston = Paul Pierce

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   Chicago's Last Resort Offseason Plan That Still Manages To Avoid Signing Joe Johnson
2010-06-14

(The Cliff Notes version of my alternative non-Jamesy plan - sign Dirk Nowitzki for a hell of a lot of money; trade Kirk Hinrich to Orlando for Marcin Gortat and a signed-and-traded Anthony Johnson; sign Roger Mason, Marcus E. Williams, Brian Skinner and Eddie House; draft Xavier Henry, and buy a mid-second rounder and use it on Trevor Booker. But I'm fully expecting Dirk to re-sign with Dallas, as should you. There is barely such a thing as a lifer in today's NBA, but Dirk, Paul Pierce, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant should be four examples of such. In fact, if they're not, something's gone gravely wrong and people must be held accountable.)

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   Current Trade Kickers
2010-06-11

There follows a list of all current NBA contracts that feature trade kickers, in contracts valid as of the time of writing, along with the value of them. Note that trade kickers have no expiry date other than the expiration of the contract itself, and that having a percentage listed means that's the percentage of their remaining salary that they will additionally get with the bonus.

- Carmelo Anthony (lesser of 5% or $1 million)
- Ron Artest (15%)
- Andrea Bargnani (5%)
- Charlie Bell (15%)
- Shannon Brown (15%)
- Kobe Bryant (10%)
- Jose Calderon (10%)
- Eddy Curry (greater of 15% or $5 million)
- Sam Dalembert (15%)
- Tim Duncan (15%)
- Jeff Foster (lesser of 15% or $1 million)
- Pau Gasol (15%)
- Manu Ginobili (5%)
- LeBron James (15%)
- James Jones (15%)
- Chris Kaman (lesser of 15% or $4 million)
- Shawn Marion (15%)
- Roger Mason Jr (lesser of 15% or $375,000, but is expiring anyway)
- Antonio McDyess (10%)
- Yao Ming (15%)
- Chris Paul (15%)
- Morris Peterson (7.5%)
- Paul Pierce (8%)
- James Posey (10%)
- Joel Przybilla (15%)
- Brandon Roy (lesser of 15% or $4 million)
- Josh Smith (15%)
- Peja Stojakovic (10%)
- Amare Stoudemire (15%)
- Hedo Turkoglu (15%)
- Anderson Varejao (5%)
- Dwayne Wade (15%)
- Rasheed Wallace (15%)
- Luke Walton (7.5%)

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   All-Star memories: Michael Jordan’s last hurrah
2012-02-26

[...] The All-Star game itself was not half bad, either. The first and thus far only All-Star game to go to double overtime, it saw 300 total points scored, an in-his-prime Allen Iverson doing what an in-his-prime Allen Iverson did at All-Star games, and an in-his-prime Kevin Garnett dominate proceedings on his way to the MVP trophy. Shaq faced off with Brad Miller for the first significant time since Shaq tried to kill him, an amusing in-game report spoke of Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce’s outrages at playing so few minutes, Yao Ming looked woefully out of place on his way to two points and two rebounds, and the close finish saw the game’s very best turn up the intensity and play at something resembling their very hardest. It was good fun to watch, right down to the Zydrunas Ilgauskas experience. Even the 52 turnovers were aesthetically pleasing.

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   The increasing value of 1st-round picks
2013-11-06

[...] The lure of first-round picks is in what they can yield, not what they always do. It is well established, of course, that many first-round picks are failures relative to expectation, and this is truer the lower they are. However, first-rounders can yield star talent, star talent that has no choice but to sign with you. It can yield quality role players for basement prices, and it can yield contributors in any form you choose. Most importantly, however, first-rounders are always young and cheap. Bad teams need this to get good, and good teams need this to stay good when the market forces and punitive luxury taxes designed to break them up necessitate they cut costs. Talent is talent, but cheap, young talent is the best type of talent.

Back at the start of the summer, Utah took on a whopping $25 million in salary that it didn't want in the forms of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush, purely to acquire two first-round picks and three second-round picks from the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz did this because it was more beneficial to their long-term rebuilding goal to target first-round picks, and that amount of money is now the cost of acquiring them. Or at least, it should be. First-round picks should be a valued commodity, much more than they were. Now, it seems as though they finally are.

A cursory look at the market indicates this change in philosophy. The last few deals to have included first-round picks include:


- Washington trading a pick (top-12 protected in 2014, top-10 protected through 2019, thereafter unprotected) along with Emeka Okafor in exchange for Marcin Gortat.

- Indiana trading a pick (lottery protected through 2019, thereafter unprotected) along with Miles Plumlee and Gerald Green in exchange for Luis Scola

- Boston acquiring first-rounders in all of 2014, 2016 and 2018 as a part of the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett deal

- New Orleans acquiring Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson in exchange for the rights to Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick

- Toronto acquiring a 2016 first-round pick from New York -- along with two second-round picks, Steve Novak and Marcus Camby -- in exchange for Andrea Bargnani

In that list, we mostly see first-rounders traded for quality. Hall of Fame players like Pierce and Garnett, fringe All-Stars like Holiday or non-lottery picks for a legitimate starting center in Gortat. The ones where we don't see that -- the deals for Scola and Bargnani -- therefore stand out as bad deals for that reason. The inclusion of the first-round picks in each instance leaves the recipient team drastically overpaying for backup-caliber forwards. And if he's not re-signed or extended, the Gortat deal might join them.

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