Paul Pierce has been contacted by the Memphis Grizzlies who are looking to add depth at the small forward position. Pierce is aging, but if the Grizzlies were to sign him it would mean that they are looking to make a title push this year. When Memphis let Ed Davis become an unrestricted free agent they were able to free up around $3 million in cap space. Whether or not that would be enough is questionable, and it might take moving Tayshaun Prince to make the deal go through. According to RealGM:
The Los Angeles Clippers believe they have a legitimate shot of signing Paul Pierce following Jason Kidd’s move to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Pierce was traded from the Boston Celtics to Brooklyn Nets last offseason and played for Doc Rivers for several seasons.
Pierce has also heard from the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.
The Grizzlies might be a longshot as the Clippers appear to be the front-runner, but Pierce would be a good short-term solution who could mentor a younger small forward. The market for Pierce might change pending what happens with free agents Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Depending on the price, Paul Pierce might be a good pickup.