Washington Wizards

Position
F
 
Jersey
34
Name  Paul Pierce
Born  10/13/1977
Height  6-7
Weight  235
College  Kansas
7/13/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Paul Pierce will sign a two-year contract for $11 million with the Washington Wizards, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Insight: In his one year with the Nets, Pierce averaged 28 minutes, 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.1 steals per game. He should be able to match those numbers with Washington and could improve upon them if the Wizards up his minutes. The departed Trevor Ariza averaged 35.4 minutes last season.
 
5/18/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Nets forward Paul Pierce estimates he has one or two years left in his career. SOURCE: Tim Bontemps, New York Post
Insight: Pierce (13.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg in 2013-14) is still good enough to be a starter but he can't carry the load on offense like he used to. If the Nets are unable to re-sign Pierce, the Clippers and Grizzlies would both be great fits for him. Pierce would also welcome a return to Boston but that's unlikely given the team's rebuilding efforts.
 
4/16/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce is getting the night off Wednesday against Cleveland. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: So are veterans Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Joe Johnson. Pierce's 28 minutes per game this season respresent a career-low. His fantasy value seems to be shrinking by the minute.
 
4/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Nets power forward Paul Pierce is ready to go Tuesday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
Insight: Pierce, who had been questionable with a shoulder injury, has averaged 13.5 ppg since the All-Star break. That's the same scoring average he had in the first half, though he's been much more efficient in the second half (48.8 percent shooting versus 42.9 before the break).
 
4/15/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Insight: The Nets have an "old" roster with six players 30-years-old or older, so this isn't a surprise. Starting any of the veterans on Tuesday will be a risky play. Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee could play big minutes.
 
4/11/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (hip) will return to the lineup Friday, the Nets announced via Twitter.
Insight: Pierce got a night off to rest on Wednesday. He'll start alongside Jorge Gutierrez, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson and Kevin Garnett against the Hawks.
 
4/9/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce will sit out Wednesday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Mirza Teletovic will start in Pierce's place. The 36-year-old Pierce played 32 minutes Tuesday at Miami and will get a rest.
 
Hot3/30/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce has scored 22 or more points in three of his last four games.
Insight: Pierce had 22 points, five rebounds, five threes and two steals Sunday against the Timberwolves. The forward has made 15 triples in his last four games.
 
3/12/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce's 29 points Wednesday at Miami were his most since Jan. 27.
Insight: Pierce entered Wednesday averaging just 11.2 ppg and 24.7 mpg in March, though that included March 9 when he left after just one minute due to injury.
 
3/10/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce is active for Monday's game with Toronto. SOURCE: The Record
Insight: Pierce played just one minute Sunday after injuring his shoulder. He's averaging less than 12 ppg since the All-Star break (11.9 ppg in ten appearances).
 
3/10/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Nets PF/SF Paul Pierce hurt his shoulder again in the first half Sunday against Sacramento and is questionable for Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: He's been dealing with a sore shoulder and apparently aggravated it in the first minute of the game. With Pierce out, veteran Andrei Kirilenko played at the PF spot, but he too was injured and will be questionable for Monday.
 
3/9/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Nets PF/SF Paul Pierce hurt his shoulder in the first half Sunday against Sacramento. He will not be returning. SOURCE: Newsday
Insight: The injury happened pretty early on so Pierce was only able to put up two points before leaving. With Pierce out, Brooklyn will now turn to veteran Andrei Kirilenko (5.6 ppg) at the four spot.
 
2/12/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Five of Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce's made field goals Wednesday were 3-pointers.
Insight: Pierce finished with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting (5-5 3PT), four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes. He has played only 20 mpg in his last four games.
 
2/3/2014 11:56:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce led all scorers with 25 points Monday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Pierce accomplished that on just nine shots while making 14-of-14 from the free-throw line. Over his last 11 games, the Nets forward has averaged 15.7 ppg.
 
1/27/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Paul Pierce has returned to action. He left Monday's game briefly after injuring his neck.
Insight: Pierce is having a much better evening than he did last night in his return to Boston. Through three quarters he already has 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Whatever neck injury Pierce may have suffered earlier appears to be well behind him.
 
1/27/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce left Monday's game against Toronto with a neck/shoulder injury.
Insight: Pierce hasn't gone to the locker room yet, which is probably a good sign. The Nets are plenty deep at shooting guard/small forward so it's not the end of the world if Pierce doesn't come back. Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry would both see extra minutes in Pierce's absence.
 
1/23/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Nets SG/SF Paul Pierce missed Thursday's practice due to illness, so fantasy owners should check back before Friday's game to verify that he'll be in uniform.
Insight: Pierce isn't the fantasy stud he once was, but he's still a box score filler - 13.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.3 threes per contest.
 
1/16/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Nets forward Paul Pierce has averaged 18.7 ppg his last three games.
Insight: Pierce had 18 points, six assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes of action Thursday afternoon against the Hawks.
 
12/28/2013 9:30:00 PM
Description: Nets forward Paul Pierce snapped out of his slump with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting Saturday.
Insight: Pierce shot just 5-of-26 (.192) the previous three games. It appears Jason Kidd has decided to move him back into the starting lineup for good after playing him off the bench for seven games.
 
Hot12/23/2013 11:16:00 PM
Description: Nets forward Paul Pierce was ejected for clotheslining George Hill in the third quarter Monday.
Insight: Pierce had zero points on 0-of-7 shooting after averaging 25.5 in his previous two.
 

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