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Oct 22, 2014
Rotoworld
Paul Pierce (knee) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.
CelticsBlog Oct 10, 2014

Washington Wizards 2014-15 Preview

With a savvy veteran leader like Paul Pierce on board, are the Wizards ready to take the next step and compete for an Eastern Conference title? Washington Wizards season preview: Can this team be great? - Bullets Forever Replacing Ariza with Pierce, who will be 37 and spent most of last year playing power forward for the Nets, will pose a challenge for Wittman. Though Pierce is a solid team defender, it's asking a lot at his age to chase around opposing small forwards from night to night, let alone take Ariza's role as the best perimeter defender. In response, Wall and Beal to step up on...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 8, 2014

Joakim Noah, Paul Pierce fined $15K each for altercation

NEW YORK — Washington Wizards players DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas were each suspended for one regular-season game by the NBA on Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation between Paul Pierce and Chicago’s Joakim Noah. Noah was fined $15,000 for initiating the altercation in an exhibition game Monday night in Chicago by pushing Pierce in the chest, and Pierce was fined $15,000 for hitting Noah in the forehead with his left...
Bullets Forever Oct 8, 2014
Nene, DeJuan Blair suspended for season opener for leaving the bench

Nene, DeJuan Blair suspended for season opener for leaving the bench

They, along with Xavier Silas and Daniel Orton, violated a controversial rule by jumping off the bench during the Joakim Noah/Paul Pierce showdown on Monday. Monday's Paul Pierce-Joakim Noah skirmish has resulted in Wizards suspensions ... for players not named Paul Pierce or Joakim Noah. Instead, four players -- Nene, DeJuan Blair, Xavier Silas and Daniel Orton -- will be suspended for the regular-season opener for violating the age-old leaving the bench rule, the league announced Tuesday. Pierce and Noah, meanwhile, will both be fined $15,000. The leaving-the-bench rule is the famous, yet...

Nets GM Billy King responds to Paul Pierce

NEW YORK -- Nets GM Billy King responded to Paul Pierce’s comments about Brooklyn’s non-contending status Tuesday, saying the organization remains committed to winning. Pierce, who was not offered a contract by the Nets in the offseason and ended up signing a two-year, $11 million free-agent deal with the Washington Wizards, told NBA.com that the Nets “wanted to cut costs” and felt like they “weren’t going to be a contender.
Newark Star-Ledger Oct 7, 2014
Wizards' Paul Pierce rips Nets by calling them...New Jersey

Wizards' Paul Pierce rips Nets by calling them...New Jersey

The former Nets forward spoke about his ex-team for the first time since joining the Wizards.
Washington Post Oct 6, 2014

Paul Pierce, Wizards buy into Randy Wittman’s team defense concepts

When the shock from his sudden acquisition finally dissipated, Paul Pierce’s fit with the Wizards was examined from every angle and a consensus among observers was reached: Pierce is an offensive upgrade and defensive downgrade. Read full article >>
Bullets Forever Oct 6, 2014

Paul Pierce explains how he ended up on the Washington Wizards

We've heard several different stories about the process that led to Paul Pierce ending up with the Washington Wizards, now we get to hear the story from Pierce himself in a new interview. It's been almost three months since news broke that Paul Pierce would be signing with the Washington Wizards and since that point we've all been trying to understand how everything led to a future Hall of Famer like Pierce choosing to come to the Wizards. We've heard from Nets' GM Billy King on what led Pierce to leave Brooklyn and we know that former Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell played a big...
Bullets Forever Oct 2, 2014
Wizards veterans effusively praise Otto Porter

Wizards veterans effusively praise Otto Porter

If words are any indication, Wizards veterans are sure Otto Porter will fit in this year. WASHINGTON -- Paul Pierce was characteristically blunt when assuring reporters at Media Day of the sincerity of his praise for his probable backup: "I'm not just blowing smoke up [Otto Porter's] ass." Though Pierce did not see the former No. 3 pick play much last year or in college, he had seen enough in the past few weeks to form an opinion: "Just seeing him the last couple of weeks, I've seen his potential, his talent. He has a high basketball IQ and he can be a star in this league," Pierce said....
CSN Washington Sep 30, 2014

VIDEO: Pierce's supreme work ethic fuels his career

Paul Pierce sat down with CSN's Chris Miller, and the topic of what he could pass on to John Wall and Bradley Beal came up.
CSN Washington Sep 30, 2014

VIDEO: Porter on Pierce: 'Great to have a leader like that'

What does Otto Porter think of having Paul Pierce on the Wizards now?
CSN Washington Sep 30, 2014

Pierce noticed Ariza's success with Wall and wanted in

Paul Pierce recognized that Trevor Ariza's latest career year came with John Wall at point guard, so why couldn't his?
Bullets Forever Sep 29, 2014

Wizards players also couldn't stop gushing about Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce brings confidence, leadership and a love of trash talking to the Wizards. His new teammates can't believe he's here to do all of that. WASHINGTON -- Paul Pierce may have only been here for a few short weeks, but he sure know how to make a big impression. Days after a press conference in which Ernie Grunfeld and Randy Wittman gushed over what the 17-year veteran brings to the organization, the Wizards' players had plenty to say on Pierce's ability, his competitiveness, and his vocal manner. Wizards forward Drew Gooden recalled meeting Pierce as a young man when Gooden was being...
Washington Post Sep 29, 2014

Paul Pierce, an unlikely Wizard, is ready to counsel Washington’s young stars

Paul Pierce answered his phone in Las Vegas and found Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, a close friend and Celtics teammate for 17 games in 2008, on the other end of the line with an unlikely recruiting pitch. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Sep 29, 2014

Paul Pierce: 'I thought I would be a perfect fit here'

For most of his career, Paul Pierce would never have contemplated signing with the Wizards. The future Hall of Famer explained on Monday why things are so different now.
CSN Washington Sep 29, 2014

Paul Pierce takes control of Wizards' Media Day

The influence of Paul Pierce can be seen and felt everywhere on Monday, especially with young stars John Wall and Bradley Beal.

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