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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 Piece (knee) logged 32 minutes vs. Chicago on Tuesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers, three assists and one block.
Pierce is playing through a variety of nagging injuries but it's conceivable that the Wizards will rest him at some point to prepare him for the grind of the postseason. Washington plays back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday this week, and we'll let you know if there is any suggestion of a DNP-CD for Pierce. Mar 3 - 11:11 PM

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Paul Piece (knee) said he expects to play against the Bulls on Tuesday night.

While acknowledging that he needs to get himself healthy for the playoffs, Pierce said he plans to play with a sore knee on Tuesday night. Pierce has been a solid fantasy contributor this season and is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 boards, 2.3 assists, and 2.7 three-pointers over his last three games played. He may rest a few nights down the stretch, but The Truth is still worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 3 - 1:46 PM

Paul Pierce scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Pistons on Saturday.

He had some sort of back issue in the second half, but he was able to return in the fourth quarter. Pierce has been dealing with a handful of minor injuries and the team will likely rest him at least a couple more times this season.
Feb 28 - 9:37 PM

Paul Pierce (knee) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

He missed Wednesday and Friday due to knee soreness which occurred before the game on Wednesday. Pierce will likely only play minutes in the 20s and he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Otto Porter, Rasual Butler and Garrett Temple lose what little value they already had.
Feb 28 - 5:21 PM

Paul Pierce (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

He suffered some sort of injury in pre-game on Wednesday, but it's not considered serious. The Wizards were a disaster on Wednesday, but coach Randy Wittman will likely start Otto Porter and Garrett Temple on the wings. Pierce is a tough own when he's not healthy.
Feb 27 - 5:35 PM

Contrary to a previous report, Paul Pierce (knee) will not play vs. Minnesota on Wednesday.

Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Pierce was available, but he took only one shot during warmups and was in obvious pain. We'll consider Pierce day-to-day until Washington provides an update, and Otto Porter will take his place in the starting lineup tonight.
Feb 25 - 7:26 PM

Paul Pierce (knee) will be available to play vs. the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Pierce needed help leaving the court after banging his knee late in Tuesday's game, but it sounds like he'll start at SF tonight. It should be an emotional matchup vs. former teammate Kevin Garnett and the Wolves.
Feb 25 - 6:42 PM

Paul Pierce banged his knee during Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, but he fully expects to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

This is excellent news for Pierce, as the injury appeared much more serious after he was helped off the court on Friday night. Pierce was able to score 25 points against the Warriors, but the Wizards may monitor his minutes on the second game of a back-to-back set. With former teammate Kevin Garnett slated to start for the Wolves, we should be in for some solid entertainment on Wednesday night. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but it appears safe to assume that Pierce will play.
Feb 25 - 9:28 AM

Paul Pierce scored 25 points (7-of-11 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs) with five rebounds, one steal and one block on Tuesday, but he was helped off the court at the buzzer with an apparent leg or ankle injury.

At the moment it's unclear how Pierce injured himself. He was quiet over his previous 10 games, failing to help fantasy owners with averages of 10.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals. He'll chip in a handful of 3-pointers and should flirt with standard-league relevance all season, but owners shouldn't hesitate to swap him for a free agent with greater upside. We'll pass along injury-related updates as soon as possible, and for now we're considering him questionable to play on Wednesday.
Feb 24 - 9:26 PM

Paul Pierce picked up four fouls in 24 minutes vs. Detroit on Sunday, finishing with only eight points, three rebounds and one assist.

The 17-year veteran is shooting just 34.1 percent over his past five games, and doesn't offer enough supporting stats to overcome such scoring droughts. He's best suited to the waiver wire in typical leagues, and at the very least he should be benched until he gets back on track.
Feb 22 - 6:36 PM

Paul Pierce had 17 points, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting Wednesday.

With Bradley Beal's season in jeopardy, Pierce is sure to see a bigger role down the stretch for Washington.
Feb 11 - 11:09 PM

Paul Pierce scored 19 points against the Hornets on Thursday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He played on the second half of a back-to-back set for the 12th time this season. Pierce is usually sub-par on no days rest and makes just 42.1 percent from the field, but his 10.4 shots per game is higher than the average of one, two or three days' rest. As for his season-long owners, they can consider him as a hold.
Feb 5 - 10:12 PM

Paul Pierce and John Wall were held out of practice on Friday.

It is just precautionary and Wall did have a meeting with a doctor today. Both players should be ready to go against the Raptors on Saturday. Pierce will likely play minutes in the high 20s with mid-round upside while he's active.
Jan 30 - 2:08 PM

Paul Pierce scored nine points in 24 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He did not play down the stretch with coach Randy Wittman leaning on Otto Porter instead. Pierce did not play on Tuesday due to a toe injury, but that doesn't appear to be the reason he was limited tonight. Start him like you normally would as a mid-to-late round guy in standard leagues.
Jan 29 - 2:09 AM

Paul Pierce (toe) will play against the Suns on Wednesday.

He was questionable for the late game and we get an early report tonight, which is a nice change from Tuesday. Pierce rested on Tuesday and he should be right back to around 28-30 minutes tonight. With John Wall also not on the injury report, basically all of the wings become slightly less attractive, especially Otto Porter and Rasual Butler.
Jan 28 - 4:51 PM

Depth Charts

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