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May 17, 2015 Updates

Seraphin, who signed a one-year qualifying offer last summer for $3.9 million to remain in Washington, is eager to spread his wings. "I definitely want a chance to be a starter. I definitely want to be somewhere I have a chance to be a starter," Seraphin, who matched his career high with 79 regular-season appearances but didn't start a game for the 46-win Wizards, told CSNwashington.com. CSNWashington.com

Perkins is one of the few players who has talked with RajonRondo since his incident in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals and abrupt ending with the Mavericks. He said Rondo, one his best friends from their Celtics days, was in good spirits. Rondo clashed with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle over play-calling and Rondo’s on-court decisions. “He’s doing good, his mind is right,” Perkins said. “One thing about Rajon, he still can play. It just takes one team out there that has interest in him. What you’ve got to know about Rajon is that he’s a guy who is smart. You’ve got to let him go out there and control the game. He wants to call the plays.” Boston Globe

Rondo is a free agent this summer, and there are growing questions whether he will get a lucrative contract after his issues with Carlisle. “He may have pushed away some teams but some teams know what he’s capable of doing,” Perkins said. Boston Globe

Speaking of rings, Marc wants one in the worst kind of way and isn't sure just yet on where he'll pursue it. As he said in our chat and has before in others, it would take quite a lot for him to leave the special situation they have in Memphis. And yes, for those Tennesseans who surely wondered, Marc is known to have a favorite sushi spot that he approves of in the city that adopted him so many years ago. "The city of Memphis and the franchise means a lot to me," he told USA TODAY Sports. "It's not going to be easy for me to leave a place like that." USA Today Sports

"I don't think I'm going to enjoy that part of it, because I think a lot of is just, you know, it's just not what's important," he said. "It's meaningless, all the 'We want you … ' No, 'What is your plan?' You want to see a plan. "I haven't figured (the free agency plan) out yet. I haven't really put any thought in it. I'm just going to see what I want first as a family and from there we'll go. We'll ask the questions that we have to ask, and we'll go from there." USA Today Sports

As for the notion that his decision will have everything to do with the Grizzlies' fate in this coming postseason, Marc isn't sure he sees it that way. "I wouldn't say so, I mean I don't know," he said. "I'm sure it's going to play a factor, but I'm not going into the playoffs thinking, 'Well whatever happens here, I'm going to make my decision on that.' It can't work that way." USA Today Sports

Wittman said late Friday that he believes Pierce will return for his 18th season. “I’d love him back. I think he wants to be back. I don’t know, I won’t put words in his mouth, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t,” Wittman said. “I think what he saw with these guys and the heart this team has. Why wouldn’t you want to play the end of your career with a group like that?” Washington Post

May 16, 2015 Updates

A few years back, Pierce talked about an interest in wrapping up his career by playing overseas. He seemed genuinely intrigued by the idea of taking his family abroad and using basketball as a means for a new adventure. ESPN.com

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