This is from Peter Vecsey, but certainly it makes one concerned nonetheless.
June 11, 2006
Nor are the names under discussion; the only one that caught me off guard was Paul Pierce. Asked to confirm or deny that the supposed Celtic-for-life is back on the block in exchange for an elite draft pick, a certified point guard and, no doubt, another goodie or two, a team official said, "Our intention is to extend Pierce and currently we are in the process of working on that." [More] source: ny post
Vecsey always seems to be heading these Pierce trade rumors. Like he has a vendetta to get Pierce traded. While I will admit that I don't think Pierce is guaranteed to be a Celtic beyond this year, I do think that Pierce is closer to getting a contract extension now, than he was a year ago. His terrific year has put him in a better spot to receive an extension.