Paul Pierce ‘Gets It’ When Playing in Boston but Celtics Star Has Every Right to Test Free Agency (Podcast)

Paul Pierce 'Gets It' When Playing in Boston but Celtics Star Has Every Right to Test Free Agency (Podcast)Paul Pierce seems to be one of the guys who “gets it” when it comes to playing in Boston.

That might mean different things to different people, but the Celtics faithful have formed a special connection with the team’s 1998 first-round draft pick over the course of his 14-year career.

So it came as a bit of a jolt when Pierce recently discussed the possibility of testing free agency when his current contract runs out. Then again, given the club’s treatment of the star lately, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast to chat with Dan Duquette about the possibility of Pierce leaving, the departure of Ray Allen and how Avery Bradley should continue to develop for the C’s. They also touched on the U.S. Olympic team’s dominance in London and thankfully, avoided any below-the-belt punches.

Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.

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