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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 scored 19 points with six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.
He joined Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Jason Terry as the only player in NBA history to make 2,000 treys in their careers. Pierce has been particularly hot from deep lately with 2.0 makes per game in January while his rebounds have also seen a nice spike. His minutes are also slightly up, so he's worth starting in standard leagues. Jan 25 - 12:39 AM

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Paul Pierce double-doubled for the second time this season on Wednesday with 14 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Thunder.

The Wizards pulled out all the stops to try and get the win, but it didn't work. Pierce was only playing 24.8 minutes per game in his previous 2015 outings and he'll likely be in that range again on Saturday at Portland. He's still worth owning in standard leagues even with the limited playing time.
Jan 21 - 11:46 PM

Paul Pierce hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, six rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's impressive win over the Bulls.

Pierce has quietly hit double figures in scoring in three straight games, but tonight's 22 points were his most in a game since he scored 28 way back on Dec. 8. It will be interesting to see if he can keep this going and avoid missing games, and is worth a look if you've got a hole to fill on your roster.
Jan 14 - 11:42 PM

Ernie Grunfield, the Wizards' president, showered praise on forward Paul Pierce on Saturday.

"He’s the first guy at practice every day. He has his routine, he does it religiously and young guys see it," Grunfield said. "And obviously he’s had unbelievable success. He’s a Hall of Famer, and a lot of our young players grew up watching him." It's clear that Pierce has had a big impact on Washington, but in terms of fantasy he is averaging a career-low in minutes. It is likely that the 37-year-old veteran will be rested down the stretch in order to stay fresh for playoffs, so he is by no means a must-own player in standard leagues.
Jan 11 - 9:59 AM

Paul Pierce will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Bulls, sending Otto Porter back to the bench.

Pierce was rested during the Wizards' last game, but there was never really any doubt about his status for tonight's game. However, he'll have a tough matchup against Jimmy Butler, so he's going to be a risky option in daily leagues.
Jan 9 - 7:32 PM

Paul Pierce was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

Pierce was rested during the Wizards' last game against the Knicks, mainly because Washington simply did not need him against the worst team in the league, but there's no reason to think he won't be active for Friday's game against Chicago. We'll let you know if anything changes.
Jan 8 - 2:24 PM

Paul Pierce will be rested vs. the Knicks on Wednesday, with Otto Porter taking his place in the starting lineup.

This is Pierce's second DNP of the season and the 37-year-old has stayed admirably healthy despite logging 27 minutes per game. Washington is a huge favorite vs. the short-handed Knicks and they're simply taking the opportunity to rest Pierce, but he should be fine for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.
Jan 7 - 6:20 PM

Paul Pierce played 17 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday with five points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer during a 101-92 loss.

He's played just 21.6 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals. Pierce's ceiling isn't going to be very high and he's more of an end-of-the-bench guy in standard leagues.
Jan 4 - 1:08 AM

Paul Pierce logged only 22 minutes in Tuesday's lopsided defeat, but still posted nine points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

That versatility is a key to Pierce's fantasy value, as he's flirted with top-100 value all year despite averaging a career-low 27.1 minutes in his 17th NBA season. The return of Martell Webster (back) is another threat to Pierce's minutes, so his owners should keep a close eye on his role in the coming weeks.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Paul Pierce hit 7-of-9 shots (1-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) for 21 points, three rebounds, three steals and a block in Monday's win over the Rockets.

Pierce hit a big three late to stop the bleeding as the Wizards attempted to give away the game. He's returning top 100-120 value on the season and he should be owned in most formats.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Paul Pierce scored 17 points on 6-of-9 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Celtics on Saturday.

He had easy shots all night against his former team and did his damage in just 19 minutes. Pierce isn't doing too much on the stat sheet over his last five, averaging 11.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples. He's a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Paul Pierce had his worst game of the season on Christmas, scoring just three points on 1-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, and two assists over 23 minutes of action.

Pierce had a rough game today, but is still putting up serviceable averages of 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers a game, good enough for late-round value. His high basketball IQ is going to keep him on the court, though his minutes could come down a bit when Martell Webster (back) returns to the lineup. Look for Pierce to bounce-back on Saturday with a favorable matchup vs. Boston.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Paul Pierce (left toe) missed practice on Monday, but will play Tuesday.

While he did miss Tuesday of last week with the toe issue, it's not a major concern right now. Pierce should have a similar role on Tuesday, but could lose a few minutes of playing time to Martell Webster (back) soon.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Paul Pierce shot just 4-of-13 from the field in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

He had a rough outing on Sunday as he simply couldn't get anything going. Regardless, Pierce looks like he is over his toe injury that he suffered last week, and he will look to bounce-back against the Bulls on Tuesday.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:12:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:30:00 AM