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November 13, 2014 Updates

“We’ve all seen the new commercial, John,” NBA TV’s Matt Winer said to Wall on Wednesday night. “You probably have a personal chef, so maybe this doesn’t apply to you in the real world. But if there were a Wall’s Wings and Burgers out there in the real world, would you be a wing guy or a burger guy?” “I haven’t had a burger in three years,” Wall said. “So I’d be a wing guy. But I know all my family, they’d be on the burger side.” Washington Post

November 12, 2014 Updates
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But as much as Lakers’ fans believe it’s about Kobe, Lakers’ management would have to jump at a chance for a young star to accelerate their rebuilding. Which is why Kobe to the Wizards may be the one. The Wizards have a young, potential star shooting guard in Bradley Beal. You can build with a player like him. Then you give the Lakers Nene and another player since the Wizards have plenty of guys they’re not much using to include in trade. For the Wizards, it’s the chance to take a shot, which they really don’t have now. With the addition of Paul Pierce, the Wizards are about now. Adding someone like Kobe with Pierce, John Wall and Marcin Gortat gives them a shot at the top of the weak East. And how sweet would it be for Kobe to go where Michael Jordan couldn’t win and get somewhere? Kobe’s not getting that sixth title. Maybe besting Jordan that way would appeal to him. NBA.com

"People don't understand that," said Wizards forward Paul Pierce, who was 3 of 15 from the floor. "Everybody looks at it and says, 'Well, they should really handle the Indiana Pacers; they don't have a lot of their stars.' But you have to travel. You get home at 3, 4 o'clock in the morning. You don't get a good night's sleep; the kids wake you up at 6:45. And then you have to go out and perform. Nothing about that is easy." NBA.com

November 8, 2014 Updates

Think you will ever go back to Boston? Pierce: "Definitely. Maybe as a player, maybe as a coach, maybe upstairs [in the front office]. I follow what they are doing. I went back to Boston twice this summer, went to their practice facility. I keep up with them." Sports Illustrated

Doc Rivers said he tried really hard to get you to L.A. How close were you to being a Clipper? Pierce: "I thought a lot about L.A. My wife wanted to stay there and put the kids in school. It would have been an easier transition for me being with Doc, being at home. I think I missed out on that opportunity by waiting to see what Brooklyn was going to do. When they eventually said they weren’t going to make any moves, I missed that boat. That kind of upset me." Sports Illustrated

November 7, 2014 Updates

SI.com: Doc Rivers said he tried real hard to get you to L.A.. How close were you to being a Clipper? Pierce: "I thought a lot about L.A.. My wife wanted to stay there and put the kids in school. It would have been an easier transition for me being with Doc, being at home. I think I missed out on that opportunity by waiting to see what Brooklyn was going to do. When they eventually said they weren’t going to make any moves, I missed that boat. That kind of upset me." Sports Illustrated

November 6, 2014 Updates

Did Kobe Bryant sense any parallels between the twilight of his career and the end of Michael Jordan’s? The Washington Wizards were 37-45 and 37-45 in Jordan’s last two seasons, failing to make playoffs either time. He retired in 2003 after averaging 20 points that season. He was 40. Bryant, 36, laughed at the question Thursday and initially said there were no similarities. Then he wavered. “Well, maybe. I guess,” he said. Los Angeles Times

November 5, 2014 Updates

The Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies scoured the free-agent market for point guards after injury issues, and they contacted Lucas prior to deciding upon players this week. Lucas, who has been working out in Houston since his release from the Washington Wizards, also received proposals in the Chinese Basketball Association. RealGM

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Don’t tell that to Kevin Seraphin. The Wizards backup big man is eager to trample the undermanned Pacers when they travel to the District for a nationally television meeting Wednesday night at Verizon Center. “Really bad. Really bad,” said Seraphin, who scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting Tuesday in the Wizards’ 98-83 victory over the New York Knicks. “We owe them. They came last year to Washington, beat us three times and basically took our playoffs away so we owe them. Now we got to get it, especially at home. That’s something we’re trying to establish right now. That’s our home now so nobody is going to come and beat us. If you’re going to beat us you’re going to have to leave some blood on the ground. So that’s what we’re trying to do.” Washington Post

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