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Paul Pierce | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
College: Kansas
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Doc Rivers said that he will alternate Paul Pierce and Wes Johnson in the starting lineup this season.
"There will be nights when Wes starts, nights when Paul starts," Rivers said, referring to the SF position. "I think we’re versatile enough to be able to do that." The two biggest factors in which player will start are "matchups and Paul's age," according to Rivers. This all but eradicates the fantasy value of Pierce and Johnson, neither of whom will be reliable while see-sawing between the starting five and the bench. Oct 4 - 2:51 PM

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Paul Pierce played 14 minutes in a start against the Nuggets on Friday with five points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Perhaps the most noteworthy item here is he did get some minutes at power forward tonight. If you're scoring at home, the Clips had this lineup: Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Lance Stephenson, Pierce and Josh Smith. This will be a tricky rotation to track this preseason, but Pierce isn't worth drafting in almost any case.
Oct 3 - 1:21 AM

Paul Pierce was spotted playing some power forward with the Clippers' second unit during Sunday's scrimmage.

Pierce was running with the starters during Saturday's practice, but Doc Rivers elected to have him play with the reserves during Sunday's scrimmage. At this stage, Rivers is just trying to establish what collection of players work best together, and while Wes Johnson is the current favorite to start, we have a ways to go before the regular-season tips off. As a side note, Rivers mentioned that Pierce may sit out certain back-to-back sets this upcoming season, so he’s not looking like a great guy to target in standard leagues.
Sep 27 - 6:23 PM

Paul Pierce worked with the starters in the Clippers' first practice on Saturday.

It sounded like Wes Johnson was the favorite to start, but maybe coach Doc Rivers wants to see how Pierce fits with his best players. The Clippers bench is one of the strongest in the NBA and maybe putting Pierce in the first unit as a catch-and-shoot guy could be a nice fit. Regardless, he and Johnson are only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Sep 26 - 6:08 PM

Paul Pierce said if the Clippers win a title this season he will likely retire.

He's become a basketball mercenary, playing on three different teams in each of the last three seasons. The Clippers are likely going to start Wes Johnson, which means there should be less minutes for Pierce at the three. He's a little too risky to draft in most leagues.
Sep 25 - 2:57 PM

Doc Rivers said that Paul Pierce will play a lot of power forward this season, but he indicated that he will keep him fresh for the playoffs.

"Paul will be great," Rivers said. "I don’t want to overuse him, I know that. I don’t even know how we’re going to use him yet. I’m going to play him at [power forward] a lot, but what I want him to be is healthy in the playoffs. So however we can figure that out, that’s what I’m going to try to do. I’m really looking forward to it." Pierce played slightly over 26 minutes per game in Washington last season, so it's unlikely that his minutes will climb in his age-37 season. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere on draft day unless you want to use a late-round flier on him in deeper leagues.
Sep 6 - 9:12 AM

Paul Pierce's free agent decision came down to the Celtics and Clippers, according to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

"I think he wanted to go one of two places," said Rivers. "He wanted to come back here or he wanted to finish his career at home where he grew up, and I think it's really cool for me that I can be a part of that." While it's nice for Celtics fans to think of what might have been, Pierce will now join the Clippers and will likely assuming their starting forward job. Rivers has spoken of keeping Pierce fresh for the playoffs, however, so the 37-year-old won't be worth more than a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 3 - 9:44 AM

Doc Rivers reportedly sounds "very intrigued" by the idea of using Paul Pierce as a stretch-PF, but he hasn't yet defined Pierce's role for the Clippers.

Pierce drifted toward a stretch-four role with the Nets and Wizards, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him earning a few minutes behind Blake Griffin this season. The bad news is that Rivers' priority is "to keep [Pierce] healthy for the playoffs," and low playing time will make it hard to rely on him in standard leagues.
Sep 2 - 7:23 PM

Paul Pierce said that this upcoming NBA season will likely be "the last ride" of his career during Tuesday's press conference.

"This will probably be the last ride of my career," said Pierce. "I think this is where I'm going to end it. I'm going to go all in." Pierce added that if he didn't believe that the Clippers were true title-contenders, he wouldn't be playing in Los Angeles, home or not. He proved during last year's playoff run that he's still got something left in the tank, but after posting averages of 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 three-pointers per game during the 2014-15 season, he won't be worth much more than a late-round selection on draft day.
Jul 21 - 3:50 PM

Paul Pierce called it a "dream come true" to play in Los Angeles.

Your thoughts, Celtics fans? "It's a dream come true, just to be able to come home finally," Pierce said. "I grew up a Laker fan," Pierce added. While those quotes are going to sting some of the Green and White faithful, Pierce has put himself in a position to end his career on a successful note.
Source: ESPN L.A.
Jul 20 - 8:48 AM

The Clippers officially signed Paul Pierce on Friday.

The Clippers have been in desperate need of a quality small forward for a while now, and Pierce should step into the starting lineup immediately. It's possible that the Clippers monitor his minutes throughout the season in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs just like the Wizards did, so he shouldn't be targeted too aggressively in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 12:55 PM

The Clippers have agreed to a three-year deal with Paul Pierce worth nearly $10.5 million.

It is going to be at the mini-mid level exception, which will help the Clippers to bring back DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers had some issues with their small forward last year and had to go small a lot, so this is a big move. Pierce is going to be 40 years old when this deal concludes, but the three years in this deal is just to help keep the cap number down.
Jul 1 - 7:09 PM

If the Clippers can sign DeAndre Jordan, they are confident they can sign Paul Pierce.

The first part of that statement may be the hard part with Jordan getting a strong push from the Mavs, including a dinner and a 4.5 hour meeting. The Wizards are "encouraged" with Pierce, so it's likely down to those two teams.
Jul 1 - 6:00 PM

The Wizards were reportedly "encouraged" by the conversation they had with Paul Pierce when free agency began on Wednesday.

Washington appears to be making Paul Pierce their top priority this summer, and it's starting to look he is leaning towards returning to the Wizards. The Clippers are still expected to after Pierce, but their interest in Wes Johnson and Gerald Green suggests that they may not like their chances of signing the Truth.
Jul 1 - 8:58 AM

The Wizards will have a phone conversation with free agent Paul Pierce just after midnight on Wednesday.

Washington has become increasingly optimistic over the past few days that they can retain Pierce, who gave them a huge lift during this year's postseason. He's also been linked to the Celtics, as well as Doc Rivers and the Clippers, so a return with the Wizards is only one of a few plausible scenarios.
Jul 1 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3Lance Stephenson
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Wes Johnson
2Paul Pierce
PF1Blake Griffin
2Josh Smith
3Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich
3Chuck Hayes