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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

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 day later, the league’s Last Two Minute report confirmed that the call was right. “After communicating with the Replay Center, the ruling on the court that Pierce’s (WAS) successful three-point field goal was released before time expired was overturned,” the report said. There wasn’t really any controversy about this at the time; the video seemed to show fairly clearly that the ball was still touching Pierce’s hand as the red lights went on, indicating that the clock had run out. But the publishing of these reports continues to be a welcome effort at transparency nonetheless. NBCSports.com

“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

“Guys like him that are Hall of Famers never cease to amaze you and I thought he was a real big lift for us this year,” Wittman said. “Not only what he did on the floor but his leadership and direction that he gave us in the locker room with these guys. You can’t coach that. That’s something you either have or you don’t. He’s got it. He gave us all he could in these two series. We rode him.” Washington Post

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

Pierce has a $6 million player option for next season. He will consult with his children, his wife and his mother before he decides to play for Washington next season, he said, or whether he will play at all. The 37-year-old future Hall of Famer, after a 17-year career that included a championship in Boston and a revival in Washington, may have played his final game. Washington Post

The Hawks disposed of the Wizards 94-91 on Friday night in Game 6 at the Verizon Center to win the conference semifinals 4-2. The Hawks had not won two playoff rounds since 1958 — when in St. Louis they won the NBA title. The conference finals begin at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta between the No. 1-seed Hawks and the No. 2-seed Cavaliers. “It’s a good feeling,” Al Horford said in a joyous Hawks locker room. “I don’t know if it’s set in quite yet, honestly. It’s a good feeling. I’m excited, and I’m looking forward to the next round.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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