MIAMI -- Paul Pierce made a last-minute decision to attend Games 4 and 5 of the NBA Finals, arriving on a flight from Los Angeles at 1 a.m. yesterday morning and driving straight to Antoine Walker's home in the Miami area for a quick game of cards.
In contrast to his quick call on the trip, Pierce is taking his time with much bigger decisions about his future. He plans to undergo an MRI and further X-rays on his injured left elbow when he returns to LA to determine if he should undergo surgery. Then, he plans to visit with executive director of basketball operations Danny Ainge in Boston to start discussions concerning a contract extension. [More] source: boston globe
Pierce should have had it checked out and had surgery right after the season. If there is still something wrong, he may be flirting with missing training camp depending on his rehab schedule. He needs to get it done asap if there is still a problem.
Yes, he should have taken care of it right away like Perkins did wiht his shoulder. I think Pierce didn't want to have the surgery because he wants to play for the USA team.
I can understand his desire to play for the national team, but he has to remember that he has an obligation with the Celtics. If this elbow gives him trouble this season, many fans will be disappointed. But then again, it will open the door for Gerald Green to get a lot more playing time, so it may be a blessing in disguise.