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July 17, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Paul Pierce. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. "We are very happy to welcome Paul to our organization and add his championship experience and history of clutch play to our team," said Grunfeld. "He will be a good fit alongside our young, dynamic backcourt while his presence and leadership will make a difference for us both on and off the court." NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: Nets coach Lionel Hollins has hired Jay Humphries as an assistant, source tells Yahoo. Humprhies has paid dues: Reno, China, South Korea. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

July 16, 2014 Updates

One other thing that caught our ear was his dissing of Memphis, where he lived and worked for 12 years, at least in comparison to New York. "I'm pretty comfortable with New York. I just never thought I'd be living here ... especially after being 12 years in Memphis," he said smiling, adding, "Memphis is like, compared to New York, it's back in the stone age when you didn't have electricity or something. That's not a knock on Memphis, just a contrast in how developed and how unbelievably electric New York is versus Memphis. People are laid back, they move slow, they talk slow, drag their words out. Here everybody talks too fast." NetsDaily

July 15, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed guard Alan Anderson to a multi-year contract, General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, details of the contract were not disclosed. "Alan's versatility was a big part of our success last season," said King. "We look forward to Alan's continued leadership on and off the court this season." NBA.com

Rivers also said that he would have liked to bring in Paul Pierce, who helped him win a championship in 2008 and played under Rivers for nine seasons in Boston. Pierce wanted to come home to LA, but the financials did not line up, and he wound up going to the Wizards. “We talked a lot,” Rivers said. “Quite honestly, a sign-and-trade just wasn’t possible. That would be great, but Paul ends up in Washington and that’s great for him. But clearly, we have a relationship — and he has a relationship with LA, that is where he is from. That would have been great. But it just couldn’t happen. They’re in a tough situation because they have so much money — 100 million (payroll). So they can’t take on any more salary and a sign-and-trade would mean they’re taking on more salary. They literally just cannot do it. We knew it would be hard. We tried every avenue and it just wouldn’t work.” Sporting News

July 14, 2014 Updates
July 13, 2014 Updates

Michael Scotto: Sources: Brooklyn Nets never made an offer to Paul Pierce. Meanwhile, the franchise expects Kevin Garnett to return despite Pierce leaving. Twitter @MikeAScotto

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. ESPN.com

The contract, sources said, has a player option after this season that will allow Pierce, 36, to return to free agency next summer if he chooses. ESPN.com

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