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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 (toe) returned to action in Friday's win, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes.
Pierce has been a top 80-90 play this season and he should be in most lineups when healthy. Dec 20 - 1:30 AM

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Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will start Friday vs. the Heat.

Otto Porter will head back to the bench, so those that made a speculative add of Porter can go ahead and send him back to the waiver wire. Pierce has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Heat, and he could serve as a decent low-budget plug-and-play in daily leagues.
Dec 19 - 6:14 PM

Paul Pierce (sore right toe) was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him being available for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

If Pierce is a go, Otto Porter will head back to the bench where he'll be irreverent in nearly all leagues. Pierce has a favorable matchup today with the Heat, so owners will want to check back for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 1:48 PM

Paul Pierce (sore right toe) is hopeful to play Friday vs. the Heat.

The Wizards are listing Pierce as questionable, so owners will need to check back for an official update closer to tip-off. If Pierce is unable to go, Otto Porter would likely get another start, but his limited upside makes him an unattractive option in standard and daily leagues. Rasual Butler went off for 23 points the last game that Pierce was sidelined, so he'd be the biggest beneficiary if Pierce is again unavailable. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 9:40 AM

Paul Pierce (sore right big toe) did not practice on Thursday.

Pierce missed Tuesday's game with his toe injury and a missed practice on Thursday doesn't bode well for his availability against the Heat on Friday. There's a chance the Wizards are just giving the veteran an extra day to recuperate, so we'll have to check back on his status after Friday's shootaround. If Pierce does sit, Otto Porter would likely get the start and remain a risky option in daily leagues.
Dec 18 - 1:08 PM

Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will not play Tuesday vs. the Timberwolves, and Otto Porter will draw the start in his place.

While Porter is starting, this news will likely translate to more shots going to Bradley Beal. Porter has shown flashes, but remains a risky option in daily leagues coming in with averages of just 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Dec 16 - 6:31 PM

Paul Pierce was held without a rebound on Sunday for the first time all season, though he added 15 points, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals in just 25 minutes of action.

Pierce's versatility is a saving grace for fantasy owners, and he's been a steady top-100 option with averages of 13.1 points, 1.3 triples, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. The return of Bradley Beal hasn't noticeably impacted his production, making him a safe bet for rest-of-season value.
Dec 14 - 8:46 PM

Paul Pierce scored a season-high 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting (4-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's double-overtime win.

Pierce is quietly putting up top 85-100 value this season and though he carries plenty of risk due to his mileage, he should be in most lineups.
Dec 9 - 12:42 AM

Paul Pierce would welcome a return to the Boston Celtics.

"We’ll see if the opportunity presents itself," he said. Maybe if there is an opportunity, I would love to." Pierce is clearly still emotionally tied to the Celtics, and it would be unsurprising to see him return to the franchise in the future.
Dec 8 - 9:13 AM

Paul Pierce (toe) said that he will play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Pierce is having a solid season in Washington, averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He's not necessarily a must-start guy on a busy Friday night, but he could serve as a quality low-budget play in daily leagues. Those who made a speculative add on Otto Porter can go ahead and return him to the wire.
Dec 5 - 11:52 AM

Paul Pierce (toe) is day-to-day after injuring his big toe during Wednesday's win over the Lakers.

"I felt it in the third quarter," said Pierce. "I got it stepped on real hard and it was tough for me to come back and put pressure on it." This injury could cause the 37-year-old to miss his return to Boston on Sunday, but we'll update his status in advance of Friday's game against Denver. Otto Porter would be the fantasy beneficiary if Pierce misses any time.
Dec 4 - 10:38 AM

Paul Pierce left Wednesday's game early with a toe injury and will not return.

He's been inconsistent for the Wizards and Otto Porter stands the most to gain if Pierce is going to miss time.
Dec 3 - 9:12 PM

Paul Pierce had 14 points in Tuesday's home loss vs. Atlanta, and in the process he passed Jerry West to become the 17th-leading scorer in NBA history.

Pierce overtook West with point number 25,194, a testament to his durability as well as his elite scoring ability. The 37-year-old has settled in nicely with the Wizards this year, returning mid-round value with averages of 13.1 points, 1.3 triples, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.7 steals per game.
Nov 25 - 9:50 PM

Paul Pierce had his best game in a Wizards uniform on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

The Wizards needed him to step up with Otto Porter (hamstring) out tonight and he came through. Pierce is not going to be this good, but his multiple-category output will make him worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 23 - 1:30 AM

Paul Pierce, who was ejected from the Wizards' previous game, returned on Tuesday with a team-high-tying 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

Pierce hit 3-of-5 shots from deep and he looked energized while battling Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, helping the Wizards exit Madison Square Garden with a 98-83 victory. His offensive usage rate may dip once Bradley Beal (wrist) returns to action, but even then Pierce's versatility should make him a rock-solid fantasy option.
Nov 4 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Glen Rice Jr.
4Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Kris Humphries
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair