The newspaper said that if Paul doesn't return to Washington, his most likely destination would be the
Pierce would likely take a $2-million salary cut if he chose to play for the Clippers, who have limited salary cap flexibility and would probably only be able to offer Pierce the taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.37 million for next season.
The Clippers came close to signing Pierce, 38, last season, but Rivers gave the team's mid-level exception to power forward/center
The team now has a hole at the starting small forward position if the Clippers choose to use Stephenson as a reserve.
Pierce averaged a career-low in points (11.9) and rebounds (four) during the regular season in 2014-15, but he provided the team with great leadership and he had a strong postseason.
During the playoffs, he averaged 14.6 points on 48.5% shooting and 4.2 rebounds a game. He also made the game-winning shot at the buzzer against the