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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 75 games (68 starts) for the Brooklyn Nets in his 16th NBA season, averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 28.0 minutes... Moved past Patrick Ewing into 18th place on the NBA’s all-time points list (24,819 points) at WAS 3/15… Became the fifth player in NBA history to make 1900 threes vs. TOR 3/10… Scored 25 points on 9-17 FGs at LAL 2/23… Made 9-11 field goals and 5-5 threes en route to 25 points vs. CHA 2/12… Recorded a game-high 25 points including a perfect 14-14 in FT (third time in his career and first time since 2007) vs. PHI 2/3... Scored a season-high 33 points with a season-best seven three-pointers vs. TOR 1/27... Became the seventh active player to reach 8,000 career made field goals vs. GSW 1/8… Passed Allen Iverson for 19th place on the all-time scoring list; scored 17 points and had five assists vs. CLE 1/4…Recorded 24 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and five assists and recorded his 1600th career steal (fifth active player to do so) at PHI 12/20… Scored a season-high 27 points (10-12 FG) in 35 minutes vs. WAS 12/18…Tied a team-high with 19 points (17 in the second half) to go along with five rebounds and six assists in a team-high 31 minutes vs. MIA 11/1…Scored 17 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT) in 30 minutes in his Nets debut at CLE 10/30.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 18.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.09 steals in 33.4 minutes per game...Netted a then season-high 27 points against Washington on Nov. 3…Recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high four steals against Washington on Nov. 7…Passed Robert Parish for 3rd in franchise history in field goals made against Oklahoma City on Nov. 23…Tied a then season-high with 27 points against Philadelphia on Dec. 7…Netted his 23,000th career point against Dallas on Dec. 12…Netted a season-high 40 points against Cleveland on Dec. 19…Followed that game up by scoring 35 points and grabbing a season-high 12 boards against Milwaukee on Dec. 21…Passed Elgin Baylor for 24th in NBA history in scoring when he netted 12 points against the Clippers on Dec. 27….Recorded a triple-double against Miami on Jan. 27 with 17 points, a season-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists…Recorded his second triple-double of the season with 27 points, a then season-high 14 rebounds, a career-high-tying 14 assists in a career-high-tying 54 minutes against Denver on Feb. 10…Became the oldest player in NBA history, in a game of any length, to finish with at least 20 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists…He broke the record set by Celtic legend Larry Bird who on March 15, 1992 produced 49 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in 54 minutes of a double-OT win over Portland; Bird was three weeks younger than Pierce…Had a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards against Cleveland on Mar. 27…Recorded his third triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Atlanta on Mar. 29…Pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds to go along with 24 points at New York on Mar. 31...Recorded 10 or more points in 73 games, 20 or more points in 33 games, 30 or more points in three games and 40 or more points in one game...Recorded 12 double-doubles and three triple-doubles...Led or tied for the team lead in points in 34 games, in rebounds 17 times, in assists 29 times, in steals 19 times, in blocks eight times and in minutes 12 times...Recorded his 23,000th career point against Dallas on Dec. 12...Recorded his 1,500th steal against Miami on Oct. 30...Recorded his 4,000th assist against Philadelphia on Dec. 8.

2011-12: Averaged a team-high 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.15 steals in 34.0 minutes per game...Made his first appearance of the season against Detroit on Dec. 30 and recorded 12 points, four rebounds and five assists in 22:49 of action…Recorded 21 points against Washington on Jan. 2…Passed JoJo White for 5th all-time in C’s history in assists when he recorded five assists against Chicago on Jan. 13…Passed Kevin McHale for third all-time in games played against Indiana on Jan. 14 with his 972nd career game…Posted his fifth career 30/10 game when he recorded a season-high 34 points and 10 assists to go along with eight rebounds and three steals at Washington on Jan. 22…Passed Larry Bird for second all-time in points in Celtics franchise history when he recorded 15 against Charlotte on Feb. 7…Named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team…Appeared in 11:07 of the All-Star game and scored three points, grabbed two rebounds and had a block….Tied a season-high with 34 points against New York on Mar. 4…Recorded his 22,000th career point against New York on Mar. 4…Passed Clyde Drexler for 26th all-time in scoring in NBA history when he netted 25 points against Milwaukee on Mar. 22…Netted a season-high 36 points to go along with a season-high-tying 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a season-high three blocks at Charlotte on Mar. 26…Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 1 when he averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists…Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for March when he averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists…Netted a season-high 43 points including 17 free throws and four threes at New York on Apr. 17…Recorded a career-high 14 assists to go along with 29 points against Orlando on Apr. 18...Led the Celtics in scoring in 27 games, in rebounds six times, in assists 12 times, in steals 19 times and in blocks eight times...Also led the team in minutes played during 10 games...Recorded six double-doubles on the season...Finished the season ranked 14th in the NBA in points per game…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.50 steals in 38.9 minutes per game…Posted a first in NBA playoff history by recording 24 points in fewer than 17 minutes of game play when he recorded 24 points in 16:37 against Atlanta during Game 4 of the First Round…Moved into a tie with Tom Sanders for the eighth most game played in Celtics postseason history (130)…Moved to fifth all-time in C’s postseason history in points scored with 2,709 passing Robert Parish and Bill Russell…Became just the fourth player in franchise history to record 2,500 points and 500 assists joining Larry Bird, John Havlicek and Bill Russell…

2010-11: Averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.64 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game…Shot a career-high 49.7% from the field and 86.0% from the free throw line…Recorded his 20,000th career point against Milwaukee (11/3)…Also recorded 28 points in that contest…Became just the third Celtic to record 20,000 points with the franchise joining John Havlicek and Larry Bird…Passed Larry Bird for 7th in games played in C’s history when he played against Atlanta (11/22)…Recorded 32 points to go along with 10 boards and he sunk the game winner with 0.4 seconds remaining to beat New York (12/15)…Recorded his sixth career regular season triple-double (seventh career) when he recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against Indiana (12/19)…Recorded a season-high 33 points, five rebounds, eight assists and a season-high-tying four steals at Detroit (12/29)…Passed George Gervin for 33rd all-time in scoring when he recorded 12 points at Washington (1/22)…Recorded 32 points, five rebounds and three assists at LA Lakers (1/30)…Named to his ninth All-Star game as a member of the Eastern Conference reserves…Passed Kevin McHale for fourth all-time in C’s history in field goals made against Orlando (2/6)…Recorded his 21,000th career point against Utah (2/28)…Passed Robert Parish for third all-time in C’s history in minutes played against Phoenix (3/2)…Passed Tommy Heinsohn for eighth all-time in Franchise history for rebounds when he recorded three against Milwaukee (3/13)…Netted 10 or more points 74 times, 20 or more points 38 times, and 30-plus five times…Recorded six double-doubles…Led the C’s in scoring in 30 contests, in rebounds 11 times, in assists six times, in steals 17 times, in blocks 19 times and in minutes seven times…PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.33 steals in 38.1 minutes per game…Shot 44.7% from three-point territory…Combined with Ray Allen to shoot 14-of-19 from three-point territory against the Knicks in Game 3 of the First Round (4/22) setting a record for the most three-pointers two teammates have combined for in a playoff game in NBA history…

2009-10: Averaged team-high 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.18 steals in 34.0 minutes per game…Shot a career-high 41.4% from three-point range and a career-high 85.2% from the free throw line…Became the ninth player in franchise history to have played 12 seasons with the Celtics…Moved to 36th all-time in NBA scoring…Netted his 19,000th career point against Washington (12/10)…Missed five games (12/25-1/2) due to arthroscopic irrigation in his right knee…Scored a season-high 33 points against New York (11/22)…Led the C’s in scoring 32 times, in rebounds four times, assists four times, steals 15 times and blocks eight times…Scored 20-plus points 30 times and 30-plus twice…Recorded one double-double…Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 21st when he averaged 24.8 points in 26.4 minutes per game in a 4-0 week…Missed two games due to a sprained left midfoot (2/3-2/5)…Missed three games due to a sprained right thumb (2/23-2/27)…Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game…Won the NBA’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend…PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 38.8 minutes per game…Recorded double-figures in 22 games including nine games of 20-or-more points and two games of 30-plus points…Also recorded four double-doubles…Had a huge game in the deciding game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals when he recorded 31 points and a post-season high 15 rebounds against Orlando…Hit game-winning shot at the buzzer against Miami in Game 3 as he finished with a post-season high of 32 points…Became first Celtic since Larry Bird and Kevin McHale to finish a series averaging at least 23 points, shooting 50% from the floor and 80% from the free throw line…Moved to 7th all-time in Celtics playoff history in scoring passing JoJo White, Dennis Johnson, Bob Cousy and Tom Heinsohn…

2008-09: Averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 37.5 minutes per game…Moved to third all-time in franchise history in scoring passing Kevin McHale and Robert Parish…Also moved into the top 10 list in franchise history in rebounds…Netted 20 or more points 43 times including 30 or more points 12 times…Led the Celtics in scoring in 36 games, rebounds in 10 games, assists in 11 games, steals in 13 games and blocks in 11 games…netted a season-high 39 points vs. Toronto (1/12)…Pulled down a season-high 12 boards at San Antonio (3/20)…Passed Mark Aguirre for 50th all-time in NBA history in scoring against Oklahoma City (3/29)…Played in his 800th career game at Chicago (3/17)…Dished out his 3,000th career assist against Philadelphia (12/23)…Played in his 29,000th career minute against New Jersey (1/14)….Played in his 30,000th career minute at Milwaukee (3/15)…

2007-08: Averaged 19.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.28 steals in 35.9 minutes per game…Led the Celtics in scoring 32 times, in rebounds 10 times and in assists 25 times…Passed Sam Jones to become Celtics’ sixth highest all-time scorer…Passed Dave Cowens for 10th all-time in games played…Passed Bill Russell and Bob Cousy for second all-time in C’s history in free throws attempted…Passed Nate Archibald and Dave Cowens for eighth all-time in Celtics history in assists…Passed JoJo White for eighth in franchise history in minutes played…Passed Tommy Heinsohn, Dave Cowens and JoJo White for eighth all-time in franchise history in field goals attempted…Scored 31 points and grabbed 11 boards at Indiana (11/13)…Swiped five steals to go along with netting 26 points against Denver (11/7)…Won Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice during the month of December…Scored 20 or more points 28 times and 30+ points seven times…Recorded six double-doubles…Named to Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, the sixth time in his career that he has been an All-Star…Scored 10 points and grabbed four boards in 13 minutes played during the All-Star Game…PLAYOFFS: Named 2008 NBA Finals MVP after averaging 21.8 points and 6.3 assists in 38.8 minutes per game joining John Havlicek, Jo Jo White, Cedric Maxwell and Larry Bird as the only Celtics to have won NBA Finals MVP since the award was originated in 1969…Scored 38 points in Game 5 of the Finals on 10-of-22 shooting and was 16-of-19 from the charity stripe…Set NBA Finals record for free throws made in a quarter with 10 in the fourth…Also dished out eight assists…Scored 28 points and handed out eight assists in Game 2 of the Finals against Los Angeles…Scored 27 points in Game 6 of the ECF against Detroit…Scored 41 points on 13-of-23 shooting in Game 7 of the Semifinals against Cleveland…Scored 20-plus points 12 times and led the C’s in scoring 11 times…Averaged 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.08 steals in 38.1 minutes per game in the post-season….

2006-07: Averaged 25.0 points, 5.9 boards and 4.1 assists in 37.0 minutes per game …Passed Bill Russell to become Celtics’ seventh highest all-time scorer…Passed Danny Ainge for 10th most assists in franchise history…Passed Tommy Heinsohn for 10th most field goals made in Celtics history…Passed Antoine Walker for 10th most minutes in Celtics history…Missed a career high 35 games due to various injuries…Scored 32 points and grabbed seven boards against Orlando (3/28)…Scored 30 points against Dallas (3/23)…Scored 30 points and grabbed five boards at San Antonio (3/17)…Scored 29 points and dished out eight assists at Dallas (3/16)...Scored 32 points and dished out four assists against Milwaukee (2/14)… Scored 27 points, grabbed nine boards and dished out five assists against Minnesota (3/4)…Scored 29 points at Minnesota (2/11)…Scored 27 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out five assists against Golden State (12/20)…Notched his fifth double-double of the season scoring 35 points and grabbing 11 boards at Charlotte (12/16)…Scored 38 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out nine assists against Denver (12/15)…Scored 31 points and grabbed seven boards at New York (12/11)…Hit game winning shot at New Jersey (12/9)…Scored 36 points against Phoenix (12/8)…Scored 25 points and dished out four assists against Memphis (12/6)…Collected 31 points, dished out five assists and swiped three steals against New Jersey (11/29)…Scored 34 points, grabbed seven boards and dished out seven assists at Milwaukee (11/25)…Scored 28 points and grabbed 14 boards at Charlotte (11/22)…Scored a season high 39 points and grabbed nine boards at New York (11/18)…Scored 30 points, grabbed nine boards and handed out four assists against Utah (11/10)…Collected 35 points, grabbed 13 boards and handed out six assists against Charlotte (11/8)…Grabbed 12 boards and scored 23 points against Washington (11/4)…Scored a game high 29 points and grabbed a career-high 19 boards against New Orleans/Oklahoma City (11/1)…

2005-06: Averaged 26.8 points, 6.7 boards, 4.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 39.0 minutes per game…26.8 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting from the field were both career-highs…Recorded 4th career 2,000 point season, matching him with Larry Bird for the most in franchise history…Finished sixth in the NBA in points per game…Topped his franchise records for free throws made and attempted in a season…Led the team in scoring 63 times, in rebounds 26 times and in assists 30 times…Recorded 17 double-doubles and one triple-double…Scored 36 points against Denver (3/12)…Recorded 1st of the season and 6th career triple-double with 31 points, 12 boards and 10 assists against Philadelphia (3/8)…Scored 39 points at the L.A. Lakers (2/26)…Scored 30+ points for the seventh time in eight games with 37 points at Portland (2/24)…Scored 30+ points for the 6th straight game with 30 points at Utah (2/21)…Scored a career-high 50 points, to go with eight assists and seven boards against Cleveland (2/15)…Scored 31 points against Orlando (2/12)…Scored 35 points and swiped a season-high six steals against Portland (2/10)…Scored 40 points against Phoenix (2/1)…Scored 31 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight boards against Charlotte (1/4)…Scored 43 points at Seattle (12/26)…Scored 23 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed nine boards against Milwaukee (12/16)…Scored 43 points and grabbed 11 boards against Chicago (12/2)…Scored 33 points at Atlanta (11/23)…Scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high tying 15 boards at Cleveland (11/22)…Recorded a double-double with 26 points and 11 boards against Toronto (11/18)…Dished out 10 assists against Houston (11/13)…Scored 32 points at Charlotte (11/5)…Scored 30 points and grabbed 12 boards against New York (11/2)…

2004-05: Averaged 21.6 points, 6.6 boards, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.1 minutes per game…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (for games played 1/31/05-2/6/05 and 3/7/05-3/13/05)…Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the fourth straight season…The Celtics were 6-5 when he scored 30+ points…Recorded 17 double-doubles and two triple-doubles…Led the team in scoring 46 times, rebounding 24 times and assists 24 times…Recorded 10+ rebounds 17 times…10+ assists twice…10+ free throws made 17 times…10+ free throws attempted 25 times…Scored 25 points and grabbed 11 boards at Toronto (4/17)…Scored 32 points at Milwaukee (4/13)…Scored a season-high 38 points and grabbed 12 boards against Detroit (3/11)…Scored 27 points and grabbed 10 boards against Atlanta (3/9)…Scored 32 points at Minnesota (2/6)…Recorded second triple-double of the season with 28 points, 10 boards and 10 assists against New Jersey (2/2)…Scored 34 points against Phoenix (1/28)…Scored 33 points at Charlotte (1/25)…Scored 21 points and matched a career-high with 15 boards against Atlanta (1/14)…Recorded first triple-double of the season with 19 points, 10 boards and a season-high 10 assists against New Orleans…Scored 34 points at Cleveland (12/18)…Scored 33 points at the L.A. Clippers (12/13)…Scored 37 points, on 18-for-20 from the foul line against Washington (11/17)…Scored 28 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished out eight assists at New York (11/6)…Scored 35 points, grabbed 13 boards and dished out 8 assists against Philadelphia (11/3). PLAYOFFS: Appeared in and started all seven games for the Celtics, averaging 22.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game…Scored 33 points in Game 2 vs. Indiana…Scored 30 points, grabbed seven boards, dished out eight assists and blocked five shots in the Celtics 110-79 win at Indiana in Game 4….Scored 20 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished out six assists in Game 6…

2003-04: Averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 boards, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 38.7 minutes per game…The Celtics were 13-4 when he scored 30+ and 1-0 when he scored 40+ points…Ranked fifth in the league in scoring average…Matched a career-high with 13 assists at Washington (4/4)…Scored 37 points and grabbed 12 boards at Washington (3/13)…Scored 35 points at Philadelphia (2/7)…Scored 25 points and grabbed 11 boards against Dallas (12/17)…Scored a season-high 41 points (team was 12-3 all-time when he scored 40+ points) and grabbed nine boards at Cleveland (12/13)…Scored 33 points and grabbed 11 boards against Toronto (12/12)…Scored 36 points to go along with season-high’s with 14 boards and four blocks against Seattle (12/10)…Recorded a double-double with 33 points and 10 assists at Denver (12/7)…Recorded third career triple-double with 26 points, 10 boards and 10 assists against Milwaukee (11/28)…Became the fastest Celtic ever to score 10,000th career point against Indiana (3/12)…Recorded 19 double-doubles (team was 13-6 when he recorded a double-double)…Played in his 15,000th career minute against New Orleans (12/31)…Attempted 500+ free throws (631); made 500+ free throws (517); made 600+ (602) field goals; grabbed 500+ rebounds (522); tallied 110+ (115) 3-Point Field Goals; made 130+ steals (131) and logged 3000+ minutes (3,099), marking the fourth consecutive season he has accomplished this feat…30+ points 17 times…40+ points once…10+ rebounds 14 times…10+ assists six times…40+ minutes 34 times…10+ Free Throws Made 14 times…15+ Free Throws Made three times…10+ Free Throws Attempted 19 times…15+ Free Throws Attempted six times…Led team in scoring 54 games; rebounding 27 games and assists 41 games. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in and started all four playoff games for the Celtics, averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game…Recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards in Game 1 vs. Indiana…

2002-03: Averaged 25.9 points, 7.3 boards and 4.4 assists in 39.2 minutes per game...Scored eight points in 18 minutes in the 2003 All-Star Game...Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played 1/20-1/26...Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played 12/2-12/8...Broke franchise record and led the league in free throws made and attempted shooting 604-for-753…Ranked fifth in the league in points per game and tied for seventh in the league in steals per game...Logged a career-high 578 rebounds and a career-high 349 assists...Led the team in scoring 56 times, in rebounding 28 times and in assists 36 times...Had 61 20+ points games, 26 30+ points games and five 40+ point games...Had 18 10+ rebound games...Had 35 5+ assist games...Had 21 3+ steal games...Recorded a career-high 20 double-doubles...DND due to a sore lower back vs. Toronto (2/28 & 3/2)...NWT due to a sore lower back vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3/7)...Recorded first career triple-double with 27 points, 13 boards and a career-high 13 assists vs. Orlando (1/26)...Scored a season-high 46 points, going 20-for-21 from the foul line vs. New York (11/02)...Scored 37 points while matching a career-high 15 rebounds against Chicago (12/16)...Recorded 4th consecutive double-double against Atlanta (11/23), scoring 31 points and grabbing 10 boards. PLAYOFFS: Averaged 29.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists in Round 2 vs. New Jersey…Recorded his first career playoff triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 2 of the second round at New Jersey…Shot an NBA playoff record (21-for-21) from the foul line in Game 1 of the first round at Indiana…Broke the franchise playoff record for points in a half with 32 in the second half of Game 4 vs. Indiana…Grabbed 10+ boards six times…

2001-02: Signed a multi-year contract extension on 8/1...Scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 23 minutes at the 2002 NBA All-Star Game (2/10), his first All-Star appearance...Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (12/2 & 4/7)...Named Eastern Conference Co-Player of the Month twice, once in April and once with teammate Antoine Walker for December...Only Celtic to start and appear in all 82 games, led team in most offensive categories, posting averages of 26.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.88 steals...First Celtic in team history to finish as the league leader in total points scored (2,144)...Led the team in scoring 52 times, in rebounds 16 times and in assists 12 times...Had 67 20+ point games...Had 33 30+ point games this season...Had one 40+ point game...Had 38 7+ rebound games...Had 24 5+ assist games...Had 23 3+ steal games...Had six 5+ steal games...Had 7 3+ block games…PLAYOFFS: Led the team in scoring in three rounds of the postseason...Averaged 30.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.8 steals in the five game series against Philadelphia...Was among the NBA league leaders in postseason scoring (394, 3rd), 3-pointers made (30, 3rd), total assists (66, 9th), double-doubles (7, 5th) and steals (27, 6th)...Averaged 24.6 points per game, including a 46-point performance in a decisive Game 5 victory against Philadelphia...Tallied a team playoff high of 17 rebounds in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. Detroit...Sparked the Celtics amazing comeback in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against New Jersey, scoring 21 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, 19 of which came in the fourth quarter…

2000-01: Only Celtic to start all 82 games...Became the first Celtic to score 2,000 points since Larry Bird completed the feat in 1987-88...Set the team record for free throws attempted in a season (738)...Led the team and finished eighth in the league in points per game (25.3), fourth in total points (2071)...Finished second on the team and ninth in the league in steals per game (1.68)...Finished third in the league in both free throws made and attempted…Led the team in scoring 43 times, rebounds 19 times, assists 13 times and minutes played 20 times...Played 40+ minutes 35 times...Scored 40+ points eight times...Scored 30+ points 23 times...Scored 20+ points 60 times... Grabbed 5+ rebounds 58 times...Was named NBA Player of the Month for March 2001, averaging 30.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.60 steals for the month.... Was named NBA Player of the Week for the week of March 19...Posted consecutive 40+ point games when he scored 42 points in 36 minutes at Phoenix (3/15) and scored 42 points in 38 minutes against the L.A. Lakers (3/13)…

1999-00: Played in 73 games (72 starts) in his second NBA season...His 19.5 points and 35.4 minutes per game were second-best on the team...Averaged 5.4 boards and 3.0 assists per game...His 2.08 steals per game average ranked him second in the NBA...Scored 10+ points 69 times...Scored 20+ points 33 times...30+ points seven times...Grabbed 10+ rebounds six times...Notched 3+ steals 24 times...Played 40+ minutes 19 times...Recorded six double-doubles...Activated from Injured List on 12/26 after missing seven games (placed on the IL 12/12 with a sprained left ankle)...DND (at Orlando (1/26) and at Miami (1/25)) due to strained hamstring…

1998-99: Had a tremendous rookie campaign with Boston, starting 47 of 48 games he appeared in, averaging 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.71 steals in 34.0 minutes per game...Ranked 10th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.412) and three-point field goals made (84)...Finished 19th in the league in steals per game...Among qualifying NBA rookies, ranked second in points per game, three-point field goal percentage, steals and rebounding, third in blocked shots (1.04) and field goal percentage (.439, 284-for-647), fourth in minutes per game, fifth in assists and 10th in free throw percentage (.713, 139-for-195)...Captured Schick Rookie of the Month honors for February when he led the NBA in steals (2.73), led all rookies in points per game (20.4) and added 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.45 blocked shots...Scored 30+ points two times...Scored 20+ points 19 times...Scored 10+ points 37 times...Tallied double figures in 38 of 48 games...Was Boston’s top scorer 16 times...Posted three double-doubles...Sat out two games with a sprained right ankle (3/11 at Atlanta, 3/12 at Detroit).

COLLEGE:
An early entry candidate for the 1997 NBA Draft...Left the University of Kansas following his junior season...Was named First Team All-American by the Associated Press following his junior year with the Jayhawks...Captured Most Valuable Player honors of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in 1997 and 1998...Ranks as the fifth-leading scorer in Kansas history (1,786 pts.) and 11th on the all-time rebounds list (676)...Scored 777 points in 1997-98 – the fifth-most single-season point total in Jayhawks history...Named Associated Press First Team All-American and a finalist for the 1998 John Wooden and Naismith awards...Selected First Team All-Big 12 Conference by both the AP and Coaches...Won Most Valuable Player honors in both the Preseason NIT and the Big 12 Conference Tournament...Captured the first of two Big-12 Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player awards after averaging 21.7 points and guiding Kansas to the inaugural tournament championship...During summer of 1996, earned a spot on the roster of the USA’s Under 22 team and helped USA go unbeaten in World Championship-qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico...Honored as the Big Eight Co-Freshman of the Year with Colorado’s Chauncey Billups...Became the first Jayhawk freshman since Danny Manning to score 30 points when he poured in 30 against East Tennessee State on Jan. 4...Was team’s top scorer in NCAA Tournament (12.8 ppg)...Earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors and was selected second team Freshman All-American by Basketball Weekly.

PERSONAL:
Son of Lorraine Hosey ... Paul is married to Mrs. Julie Pierce, and has a daughter Prianna Lee Pierce. ... Majored in Crime and Delinquency Studies at Kansas ... He lists his favorite TV show as "Martin" ... His favorite sport other than basketball is tennis ... Enjoys listening to and collecting music

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: October 13, 1977
From: University of Kansas
Draft: 1st Round (10th pick) 1998 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1998
Years Pro: 16
Previous Teams:
  Brooklyn Nets 2013 - 2013
  Boston Celtics 1998 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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