NBA Rumors: Washington Wizards’ Paul Pierce considers retirement

Paul Pierce is considered one of the clutch shooters in the NBA. Again, he did his magic with the Wizards in the playoffs by dropping two buzzer-beaters that pulled off victories.

Pierce, however, suffered yet another defeat, after his crunch three-pointer that went in was not counted, replay showing a split second late. Just after the shot was waived off and the Wizards lost Game 6, Pierce thought of retiring.

“Truthfully, what was going through my mind is, I don’t have too much of these efforts left, if any,” he told the Washington Post. “These rides throughout the NBA season, throughout the playoffs, are very emotional. They take a lot out of not only your body, but your mind, your spirit.”

Pierce played his first 15 years of his career with the Boston Celtics. He was one of the Celtics’ “Big Three” that won a championship in 2008 and captured the NBA Finals MVP. He moved to Brooklyn in 2013 and to Washington in 2014.

In the regular season, Pierce averaged 20.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. In the playoffs, Pierce averaged 20.0 points and 6.1 rebounds. He is known for his ability to level up when his team needed him.

Pierce statement may only last for a moment as he overreacted after an emotional loss, there’s no certainty that he will be back playing in the NBA. Probably, that waived shot might be his last.

Pierce averaged 14.6 points in 30 minutes per game and buried two buzzer-beaters to give his team victories. He shot 44-of-83 (53 percent) from the field until the last two defeats to the Hawks, when he hit just 4-of-16.

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