Pierce says playing in Europe 'intriguing'

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Pierce says playing in Europe 'intriguing'

With the NBA lockout seemingly inching closer and closer to becoming a season cancellation, Paul Pierce is keeping all his options open.

At Rajon Rondo's Boston Charity Classic basketball game at Harvard University on Saturday, Pierce told Comcast SportsNet's Greg Dickerson that he's interested in playing overseas if the lockout eliminates the 2011-2012 season.

"That's definitely something that's intriguing to me," Pierce said. "Between Italy and Spain, I've visited both countries, it's something I'm definitely considering very strongly especially with the possibility of a cancellation of a season."

Several NBA stars have shown interest in playing overseas because of the lockout, including Pierce's Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant.

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Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks. 

“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.

George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.