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CSN Washington Jul 13, 2014

What does Pierce bring to the Wizards? (VIDEO)

Wizards add Paul Pierce and though he's not the elite talent he used to be, he still brings plenty to D.C.
CSN Washington Jul 13, 2014

Top 10: Paul Pierce's best performances vs. Wizards

The newest Wizard, Paul Pierce, has a history of lighting up Washington. What are his ten best games against his new team? We count them down here.
CSN Washington Jul 13, 2014

Big men remaining big need following Pierce signing

Adding solved Paul Pierce boosted the small forward position. Now it's time for the Wizards to find big men backups and re-sign some of their own.
NetsDaily Jul 13, 2014

Kevin Garnett training, will return to Brooklyn Nets

Multiple sources report that Kevin Garnett will return to the Brooklyn Nets next year.  Garnett is under contract for the 2014-15 season. He will be paid $12 million on the last year of a deal signed while he was playing in Boston. His return, say sources, is not dependent on Paul Pierce's decision to take the MLE in Washington. I'm told KG's decision was never dependent on Pierce's final destination and he has remained in contact with the #nets. — Alex Raskin (@alexraskinNYC) July 13, 2014 Pierce and Garnett have been teammates since the 2007-08 season, starting the Celtics then...
Bullets Forever Jul 13, 2014
Brooklyn Nets didn't make Paul Pierce an offer, according to report

Brooklyn Nets didn't make Paul Pierce an offer, according to report

The Nets were too concerned about their huge luxury-tax bill to give Pierce a competitive offer, which is why he left. If you're like me, you were wondering how Paul Pierce came to D.C. for a price that the free-spending Brooklyn Nets could have easily paid themselves. The explanation: Brooklyn wants to get younger (and cheaper) and thus didn't even make him a competitive offer once it became clear he might leave. Nets had the chance to re-sign Pierce and passed, according to league sources. Would have cost them upwards of $20 million in luxury taxes. — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July...
Bullets Forever Jul 13, 2014

Wizards sign Paul Pierce after losing Trevor Ariza

The Wizards moved quickly from Trevor Ariza's departure, signing future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce to the mid-level exception. The news of Paul Pierce joining the Wizards couldn't be more startling for reasons that have very little to do with the idea that a future Hall of Famer is choosing to possibly end his career here. It's startling because no one saw this coming. Wizards management knows how to keep their intentions under wraps, and this is just the latest example. This is straight out of left field and nowhere near Randy Wittman's neck of the woods. His offense has more or less been...
CSN Washington Jul 13, 2014

Paul Pierce's ability to close fills major void for Wizards

Paul Pierce may be 36, but he's not being asked to carry the Wizards who were just 4-8 in overtime games and had trouble finding consistent perimeter shooters other than Bradley Beal.
Bullets Forever Jul 13, 2014

With Paul Pierce signed, the ball is in Randy Wittman's court

With Paul Pierce signing with the Wizards, the pieces are in place for Washington to make it back to the playoffs. The pressure is now firmly on Randy Wittman to make it al work. The news of Paul Pierce joining the Wizards couldn't be more startling for reasons that have very little to do with the idea that a future Hall of Famer is choosing to possibly end his career here. It's startling because no one saw this coming. Wizards management knows how to keep their intentions under wraps, and this is just the latest example. This is straight out of left field and nowhere near Randy Wittman's...

Free-agent update: Pierce pulls late-night surprise

The Washington Wizards lost starting forward Trevor Ariza to Houston on Saturday and moved quickly to land a surprising replacement. Paul Pierce joined the Wizards late Saturday night, taking a two-year deal for the mid-level exception (around $11 million total). The Bulls discovered during the playoffs that Washington is on the rise and Pierce, who turns 37 in October, is an interesting addition. Most people assumed Pierce would stick with his Boston buddy Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn. But after paying a record luxury tax bill last season, the Nets are looking to cut costs and Pierce saw the...
Rotoworld Jul 13, 2014

Nets chose not to match offer on Paul Pierce - Paul Pierce (G/F) Washington Wizards

The Nets reportedly had the opportunity to match the Wizards' offer on Paul Pierce, but chose not to.
Green Street | WEEI Jul 13, 2014

Paul Pierce agrees to two-year deal with Wizards

According to multiple reports, former Celtic Paul Pierce has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Washington Wizards with an option to become a free agent after next season. The 36-year-old replaces Trevor Ariza on the Washington roster after Ariza agreed to terms with the Houston Rockets earlier Saturday. Pierce had drawn interest […]

Nets let Pierce go and close title window

It was only a year ago when the Brooklyn Nets put all their chips on the table and were all-in. General manager Billy King sent three first-round picks to the Boston Celtics for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The Nets had visions of Pierce, Garnett and rookie coach Jason Kidd bringing a black and white confetti parade to Brooklyn. "Today, the basketball gods smiled on the Nets," owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement after the trade became official on July 12 last year.

Pierce to Wizards on 2-year deal

Former Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce is set to sign with the Washington Wizards: After a short stay in Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is heading to the Washington Wizards. Sources close to the process told ESPN.com on Saturday that Pierce has committed to sign a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards, who moved swiftly to find a title-tested replacement for Trevor Ariza after Ariza struck an agreement earlier in the day to join the Houston Rockets.
Bullets Forever Jul 13, 2014

Signing Paul Pierce accomplishes many goals at once

The Wizards stunned the basketball world by getting Paul Pierce, and it was a great move because it serves multiple purposes. The Wizards' front office likes to pride itself on making moves that nobody sees coming. That doesn't always hold true -- the team's interest in Jan Vesely in 2011 could not have been more easily telegraphed -- but goddamn it certainly does in this case. I'm still stunned that Ernie Grunfeld and company landed Paul Pierce after losing Trevor Ariza to the Rockets. There's a lot to think about here, so let's walk through it. A validation of relevancy The Wizards so...

Reaction: Pierce heads to Washington

After going through a messy divorce with Jason Kidd, the Brooklyn Nets are now saying goodbye to Paul Pierce. After just one season with the Nets, Pierce is joining the Washington Wizards, signing a two-year, $11 million deal as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein. What does this mean for the Nets? Let’s take a look: One and done: This was supposed to be at least a two-year window. Or so we thought. The Nets surrendered three first-round picks in a blockbuster trade for Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer with hopes of winning a championship.

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