Paul Pierce to play Gilas, Andray Blatche’s national team, in exhibition

Andray Blatche, Paul Pierce

Looks like Paul Pierce and Andray Blatche will share a court at least one more time… just not at Barclays Center.

Gilas Pilipinas, the national team of the Philippines that will play in the FIBA World Cup, will face an exhibition team of NBA players including Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, and Nets forward & free agent Paul Pierce:

According to GMA News, the two-day charity event on July 22 & 23 will occur at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines. By then, we’ll (presumably) know if Pierce is re-signing, or if he’s headed elsewhere. Same goes for Blatche.

The event will raise money for the Philippine Disaster Relief Fund. The report doesn’t specifically state that Blatche will play, but considering his recent Filipino naturalization for the sake of playing in the FIBA World Cup, it should be expected. Blatche is not of Filipino descent.

GMA News — Blake Griffin, Paul Pierce, Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan to test Gilas in exhibition