The Boston Celtics are faced with several questions this offseason, specifically pertaining to veteran All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Garnett has indicated that his future is likely tied to Boston's handling of Pierce, and those around the long-time Celtic don't expect him to be back, according to CSN New England.
Here are quotes from CSNNE's Greg Dickerson (via Pro Basketball Talk):
“… I know that the company that Paul Pierce hangs around in, they do not believe – and I don’t think Paul Pierce believes – that he is going to be brought back next year at $15 million. I know for a fact that people around Paul Pierce have pretty much resigned themselves to the fact that he’s played his final game in a Boston Celtics uniform. Again, Paul wants to stay – obviously for $15 million — but he wants to finish his career in a Celtics uniform…. Probably a buyout (rather than a trade)…"