Paul Pierce vs. Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Reddick (left) and Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce battle for a loose ball during a game in Los Angeles. Pierce will play for the Clippers next season, after signing a three-year deal. Reuters/Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports

Paul Pierce has agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $10 million. The move means the veteran forward will be going home to California and will be reunited with former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

The Pierce-to-L.A. deal was confirmed by Dan Woike, the Clippers beat writer for the Orange County Register, and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Pierce and Rivers helped Boston win the NBA championship in 2008, the year when Pierce won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award.

Pierce was born in Oakland, California, but grew up in the Los Angeles area, playing basketball at Inglewood High School. But he has spent his entire NBA career on the East Coast, playing for the Celtics (1998 to 2013), Brooklyn Nets (2013 to 2014) and Washington Wizards (last season).

Pierce is not the same player he was in his Celtics days but was still a positive veteran presence with the young Wizards last season. He averaged 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 73 games in the 2014-2015 season.

Pierce is expected to provide the same veteran leadership in L.A. He is pegged to replace Matt Barnes, who was traded earlier in the offseason when the Clippers acquired volatile wingman Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets.