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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 (bruised knee) is traveling with the Wizards for Wednesday's game in New York.
Whether he plays is another question, but the injury doesn't seem serious enough to jeopardize his availability on opening night. He'll have a healthy role in the Wizards' offense, especially while Bradley Beal is out, and he's a safe target in the late rounds. Oct 21 - 3:48 PM

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Paul Pierce (rest/knee) will not suit up for Monday's exhibition against the Pelicans.

Pierce had a hard fall during Friday's preseason game, and he did not participate in Sunday's practice, but the injury is not considered serious. Pierce should be ready to go for opening night, and he's shaping up to be a great value pick in the later rounds of standard leagues for his ability to contribute to all areas of the stat sheet.
Oct 20 - 6:55 PM

Paul Pierce (knee bruise) was held out of practice on Sunday.

He suffered the injury during Friday's game and was eventually cleared to return. He's not expected to play in Monday's exhibition but should be ready to go for the season opener, and his 3-point shooting alone makes him a solid pick in the later rounds.
Oct 19 - 2:40 PM

Paul Pierce hit the ground hard just before halftime of Friday's exhibition and started clutching his knee, but after being assisted to the locker room he was cleared to return to the game.

Per the TV broadcast, Pierce parlayed the situation into an early shower and a head start on Friday night's activities. If you ever see him writhing around in pain, chances are he's going to emerge from the locker room and lay the hammer down.
Oct 17 - 9:03 PM

Paul Pierce will suit up for Friday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

Pierce was rested during Wednesday's exhibition, but he'll make a return to the lineup on Friday. Pierce's ability to contribute to all areas of the stat sheet make him a viable option, and he figures to be a value pick late in drafts.
Oct 17 - 6:26 PM

Paul Pierce will be rested against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.

He is not injured and tonight will allow the younger guys to get more minutes. Pierce will see minutes in the mid-20s this year, but he could still put up mid-round value while he's active.
Oct 15 - 5:37 PM

Paul Pierce hit 2-of-6 shots for four points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 22 minutes at starting small forward for the Wizards on Wednesday.

Pierce should have no problem holding down the starting job in Washington and as long as his body holds up, should be an excellent value pick late in drafts. Tonight's line isn't exactly eye-opening, but it was the second preseason game of the year.
Oct 8 - 10:31 PM

Paul Pierce stated during a recent interview that the Nets did not bring him back because they were trying to "cut costs."

"They said they wanted to cut costs, they felt like they weren't going to be a contender. Right now, they're kind of in the middle right now. And I really didn't want to be in the middle." The Nets declined to match Pierce's two-year contract offer from Washington worth $11 million, and in the process saved roughly $20 million in luxury taxes. Pierce averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers with the Nets last season, and while he's not likely to handle the ball as much with the Wizards, he'll be worth a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Oct 6 - 5:07 PM

Paul Pierce said he's picking up coach Randy Wittman's system quickly.

The two seem to have a good relationship already and coach Wittman said he's already impressed with how Pierce is helping in a leadership role. He still is unlikely to handle the ball as much as he did last year, but is worth a late-round flier in all leagues.
Oct 3 - 9:59 AM

Paul Pierce cited John Wall's playmaking as a primary reason he decided to sign with the Wizards this offseason.

"John is going to make life easier on me," Pierce said. "I saw what he was able to do last year. How he helped Trevor Ariza miraculously have another career year ... Hopefully I can step in there and get into the right spots." Pierce took 42.1 percent of his shots beyond the arc in Brooklyn last year, demolishing his previous career-high, and his success as a spot-up shooter should ensure healthy 3-point totals this season.
Oct 1 - 1:39 PM

General manager Billy King said money was a factor in determining whether or not the team should bring back Paul Pierce.

It was an absolute shock that Pierce signed with Wizards back in July. The Nets do save close to $20 million on the luxury tax, but Kevin Garnett probably wasn't planning on this happening. Pierce won't have much fantasy value and it will be interesting to see how second-year forward Otto Porter steps up.
Sep 22 - 11:28 PM

The Nets reportedly had the opportunity to match the Wizards' offer on Paul Pierce, but chose not to.

The Nets had Pierce's Bird Rights, and could have offered him more money than any other team, but they chose to let him walk. The Nets surrendered three future first round draft picks when they acquired Pierce and Kevin Garnett a year ago, and with Garnett's future in Brooklyn also cloudy, it doesn't look like they got much a return on that investment.
Jul 13 - 9:42 AM

The Wizards will sign Paul Pierce on a two-year, $11 million deal, according to

It's expected to be a two-year deal and work as the mid-level exception for the Wizards. He will also have a player option in the second year, which makes sense after he's said multiple times he's likely to play just two seasons. The Wizards did a fantastic job here and were able to come away with a solid small forward after losing out on Trevor Ariza. Pierce will have to change his style of play a little and will likely be catching and shooting more.
Jul 12 - 11:57 PM

Paul Pierce confirmed on Thursday that he has been contacted by his former coach Doc Rivers about joining the Clippers.

Pierce also mentioned that the free agency process will move quicker once LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony make their decisions. The two top suitors for Pierce appear to be the Nets and the Clippers, but more teams will likely be added to the mix once the top-tier free agents sign with teams. Pierce said that he will like to play for two more years, but added that he has "no idea where I'll be going next year."
Jul 10 - 5:27 PM

Unrestricted free agent Paul Pierce is seeking a two-year contract at about $9-10 million per season.

He said he wants to play at least two more seasons, so the two-year deal makes sense. It's tough to tell if teams are going to be willing to give up that kind of money after Pierce's game really slowed down in his first year with the Nets. He made $15.3 million last season and hasn't made less than $10 million since 2003.
Jul 7 - 1:19 PM

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