Paul Pierce had his eyes on making about 8 million out in Las Vegas, but he'll now have to look elsewhere if he's hoping to bank a few extra bucks during the NBA lockout.
After surviving the first day of the World Series of Poker on Sunday, Pierce was eliminated from the main event early Tuesday morning. The Celtics' captain spent a over 17 hours at the table during two days of action and survived longer than about half of the field of over 2,000 players. He lost after going all in on a pair of 2s.
Somewhere, Cedric Maxwell is saying "I told you so. . ."
Read ESPN's recap of Pierce's WSOP elimination here.
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.
Chris Forsberg and Tim Welsh talk with Tom Giles about the Celtics and Cousins being traded to the Pelicans.