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Paul Pierce | Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
College: Kansas
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Paul Pierce was fantastic against the Raptors during a 93-86 overtime win on Saturday, scoring a game-high 20 points with four rebounds, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers on 7-of-10 from the field in 37 minutes.
After the game, Pierce said he felt good and that he needed the rest heading into the postseason. Pierce didn't play 37 minutes in any game during the 2015 part of the schedule, so clearly the Wizards had planned on increasing his minutes going into this postseason run. He also moved past James Worthy for 22nd on the all-time postseason scoring list. Apr 18 - 4:33 PM

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Paul Pierce said head coach Randy Wittman told him to prepare to play some power forward during their playoff series against the Raptors.

Pierce said that he played some power forward during the Wizards' practice on Thursday, and it sounds like Wittman wants Pierce to fill the role of a floor-spacer for Washington. Pierce sliding over to the four-spot will open up some more minutes for Otto Porter, and it will also give Wittman the option to limit the minutes of Nene (shoulder, ankle, foot).
Apr 16 - 4:43 PM

Paul Pierce and Nene will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

It's not a surprise to see Pierce get some rest. He did play 18 minutes on Tuesday, but didn't look great. Otto Porter and Rasual Butler will get most of the minutes on the wing.
Apr 15 - 6:40 PM

Paul Pierce was a non-factor in Tuesday's disheartening loss at Indiana, going scoreless with five rebounds, two assists and no defensive stats in 18 minutes.

Pierce gave an honest, wide-ranging and scathingly critical interview to ESPN this week, but he couldn't back up his strong words with a strong game vs. the motivated Pacers tonight. He was coming off a nice game on Sunday (14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals) and inconsistency might be unavoidable at this point in the 17-year veteran's career. He's at risk of a DNP-CD on Wednesday, so fantasy owners should confirm his status before deploying him.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 14 - 11:46 PM

Paul Pierce took a shot at the entire Brooklyn Nets organization and his teammates from the 2013-14 season during a recent interview.

"It was a tough situation [in Brooklyn] last year. Horrible, really," said Pierce. "Before I got there, I looked at Deron as an MVP candidate. But I felt once we got there, that's not what he wanted to be ... This was his first time in the national spotlight. The media in Utah is not the same as the media in New York, so that can wear on some people. I think it really affected him." The Truth speaks the truth, and while his Wizards already have a playoff berth locked up, the Nets may very well miss the postseason. It's safe to say he's not missing Brooklyn.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 7:47 PM

Paul Pierce heated up vs. the Hawks with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

He played 29 minutes tonight, his highest playing time since Mar. 20. Pierce has been struggling with myriad injuries lately, resulting in a string of three DNPs which was snapped this Wednesday. Washington desperately needs their 17-year veteran to stay healthy with the playoffs right around the corner, however, so there's a chance he'll be rested as a precaution on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 8:57 PM

Paul Pierce will start on Wednesday night against the 76ers.

He'll join Ramon Sessions, Bradley Beal, Drew Gooden and Marcin Gortat in the first unit. Pierce will likely play around 20-24 minutes tonight and could have a decent line with John Wall out.
Apr 8 - 6:24 PM

Paul Pierce will play against the 76ers on Wednesday night.

He rested for three games and the Wizards will likely have him play minutes in the lower 20s. Pierce's return makes Otto Porter a lower-end play tonight in fantasy leagues. Pierce may be more involved in the offense tonight with John Wall out.
Apr 8 - 5:32 PM

Paul Pierce practiced for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, and it looks like he should be ready to play vs. the 76ers.

Pierce has missed the past three games for the Wizards, but it would be a little odd if they risked his health in what should be an easy game vs. the 76ers. If Pierce does return tonight, Otto Porter would likely lose a lot of value. To be clear, Pierce isn't a must-own option by any means.
Apr 8 - 11:47 AM

Paul Pierce (rest) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Pierce will travel with the Wizards for Wednesday's game against the 76ers and is looking likely to suit up. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but with The Truth looking likely to play, Otto Porter will see his fantasy value take a hit.
Apr 7 - 1:32 PM

Paul Pierce did not practice on Monday.

He is still resting and he may even miss Wednesday's game against the 76ers. If he is out, Otto Porter will be worth a look in standard leagues now that he's logging big minutes and is involved in the offense more. Pierce can be dropped in almost all leagues.
Apr 6 - 3:22 PM

Paul Pierce and Nene will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

It's his third game in a row on the sidelines and the Wizards are clearly trying to get him ready for the postseason -- that's why they got him, right? Otto Porter has been awesome in his last two and is worth a look as a spot-starter.
Apr 4 - 6:45 PM

Paul Pierce (rest) will not play against the Knicks on Friday.

He also rested on Wednesday and the Wizards are going to rest him more in the future. Otto Porter will get another start following a 38-minute outing on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with seven boards, one assist and two steals. He's a decent plug-and-play and could get more usage in garbage time tonight.
Apr 3 - 5:21 PM

Paul Pierce (rest) did not practice on Thursday.

We're not considering Pierce questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks since he hasn't missed a game in over a month. The Wizards are just resting the 37-year-old for the playoffs and his owners can feel free to deploy him as they normally would on Friday.
Apr 2 - 1:51 PM

Paul Pierce (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday and Otto Porter will start in his place.

Pierce hasn't missed a game since Feb. 27 and the playoffs are just around the corner, so rest against the 76ers on the road makes sense. Porter played 37 minutes in the last game without Pierce, so he could get run. Although, his numbers on the season are not promising as a starter. Pierce isn't worth owning in most leagues right now.
Apr 1 - 6:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Will Bynum
4Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair