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Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
Position: F
Born: 10/13/77
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Leading up to the start of the free agency period last week, Washington Wizards officials were confident Paul Pierce would return for a second season in the District. Washington offered a chance to advance in the postseason and could give him the most money, and Pierce and his family enjoyed their time in the area. But Pierce elected to finish his career at home out on the other coast with the Los Angeles Clippers, and at least one Wizards player wasn’t shocked. “I wasn’t surprised. He’s at the end of his career,” Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal said in a phone interview last week from his basketball camp in St. Louis, which was in partnership with Gatorade’s Beat the Heat program. “I’m all for it if they keep getting me these interviews. That’s where home is. You can’t really knock a guy like that for doing that. I support him. I wish he was still with us. Still he was going to be with us but still wish the best for him. But when we play him it’s personal, man.”
via Washington Post
The question is which team Pierce will play for. According to a report in the Washington Post, Pierce will either return to the Wizards or join the Los Angeles Clippers to be reunited with his former head coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers can acquire Pierce by offering him the taxpayer mid-level exception worth slightly less than $3.4 million. Washington will be able to offer Pierce a new deal starting in excess of $6 million once he opts out.