Paul Pierce is drawing interest from Spanish teams Unicaja and CAI Zaragoza, according to a Spanish report. The English translation (which is admittedly choppy) follows. (Marca.com)
Paul Pierce, MVP of the NBA Finals in 2008 against the Celtics and one of the biggest stars of the Celtics today, is in the orbit of Unicaja Malaga and Zaragoza CAI has been advanced by Paco Garcia Charity Radio Marca. …
‘The Truth’, which has been one of the top leaders to dissolve the players’ union and sue the owners for violating antitrust law, has expressed its agents desire to play overseas during the lockout and has been interested especially to play in Spain.
It’s interesting that the report states Pierce wants to play overseas during the lockout. I hadn’t seen that yet, and I’m not positive it’s reliable. But the NBA lockout threatens to wipe out the entire season, and that means players want to A) play and B) get paid.
I’m torn about whether I want Boston Celtics players to take their talents overseas. On one hand, they’d stay in shape. They’d presumably enjoy themselves. Living abroad sounds cool. On the other, what if they injure themselves? There’s real risk involved.
It’s one thing when Avery Bradley signs in Israel. It’s another when Paul Pierce contemplates moving to Spain. The Celtics can withstand an injury to one of those players. I bet you know who.