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April 15, 2015 Updates

"I know Ray probably didn't like Rondo that much, but it wasn't a fact of not liking somebody. You don't have to like everybody you play with -- it's a matter of showing support. "Rondo probably didn't like Ray either, but he came to Ray's functions to show, 'Hey, we're together in this.' ESPN.com

Before that 2002 playoff game against the Sixers, Pierce didn't pore over film or engage in any carefully selected stretching routines. Instead, he wandered over to Burger King and ordered a Whopper and a large Coke. "I can't remember last time I had a soda,'' Pierce said. "It tastes like acid to me now.'' ESPN.com

April 14, 2015 Updates

Nets Daily: According to Nets sources last June, Pierce initially wanted $20m over 2 years to remain in "horrible" situation. NO doubt most of what Pierce has said is accurate but he did want to stay and wanted a lot of money. Twitter @NetsDaily

When the season ended, they declined to sign Pierce to a new deal and let him walk as a free agent. "I would have stayed in Brooklyn because of Kevin,'' Pierce said. "I told him, 'I don't really like this situation but I would never leave you if you want me to stay.' But they decided not to re-sign me so I never had to make a choice. I would never have left Kevin like that.'' ESPN.com

"It was a weird relationship,'' Pierce conceded. "We were all good friends on the court, but Ray always did his own thing. That's just the way Ray was. Even when we were playing together, we'd be having a team dinner and Ray wouldn't show up. We'd go to his charity events but Ray wouldn't show up to somebody else's. I called him on it. I said, 'Man, Ray, we support all your stuff but when we ask you, you don't come to ours.' I remember when Rondo re-signed with Boston, we had a little dinner at a restaurant and Ray didn't show up. I know Ray probably didn't like Rondo that much, but it wasn't a fact of not liking somebody. You don't have to like everybody you play with -- it's a matter of showing support. Rondo probably didn't like Ray either, but he came to Ray's functions to show, 'Hey, we're together in this.' It's not a bad thing with Ray. We had a great relationship on the court. But even the year we won it, after a game we'd say, 'Let's go have something to eat and have a night with the older guys.' We'd get there and it would be me, Kevin and Sam (Cassell), but no Ray. In a lot of ways, me, Sam and Kevin were our Big Three. It just got to the point where it was, 'That's Ray.' No hard feelings. Everyone made such a big deal of us not talking after we left, but there really wasn't much there.'' ESPN.com

April 13, 2015 Updates

By Sunday, Hammer was in D.C., checking out José Andrés’ new fast-casual restaurant and then taking in a Wizards game at the Verizon Center. Hammer posed for photos with Paul Pierce and appeared on the the video board for the “Dance Cam” segment, during which “U Can’t Touch This” played. His presence also led to this line in a wire story recap of Washington’s 108-99 win over the Hawks: Washington Post

April 12, 2015 Updates

While teammates are gearing up for the playoffs, Temple is dealing with a setback. The combo guard was on pace to return from a strained right hamstring before the end of the regular season, but said Sunday he re-aggravated the injury at practice Tuesday and may not play again this season. The plan was for Temple, 28, to return from his strained hamstring injury Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks or Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers at the latest, but that is no longer a possibility. The injury will set him back at least another two weeks and his postseason status is uncertain. Washington Post

April 10, 2015 Updates

Wall indicated he made the decision, not Coach Randy Wittman or the training staff. “I know he definitely wants to see me out there playing,” Wall said after shoot-around Friday. “But I think we’re just trying to look at the long haul, see what’s best for me, and trying to be as close to 100 percent as I can be going into the playoffs.” Washington Post

April 8, 2015 Updates
April 7, 2015 Updates

With five regular season games remaining he has 27 fewer assists than Paul, who has played one more game and is averaging 10.2 assists per contest. “I definitely would love to win the assist title,” Wall said Monday. “That’s something that gives a lot of credit to my teammates and these guys being in the right situations and making shots for me. But if it doesn’t happen, so be it. That would definitely be a big accomplishment.” Washington Post

Wall topped the league in total assists last season but Paul averaged more – 10.2 to 8.8 – in 20 fewer games. In order to catch Paul this season, Wall needs to register 69 assists over the Wizards’ final five games if Paul maintains his average in the Clippers’ last four contests. “I see where it is, how close we are,” Wall admitted. “But I’m not going to be the one that’s going to go thirsting for it and try not to shoot the ball to get a million assists. I’m just going to play the right way and play the way I’ve been playing lately.” Washington Post

 

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