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Washington’s Paul Pierce was on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday (aired on the NBC Sports Network) and talked about that, saying in today’s NBA he “probably wouldn’t be drafted.” He noted that as hyped as this last NBA draft class was Pierce hasn’t seen basketball players, just athletes. (I’d suggest giving Andrew Wiggins some time, but we’ll see.) I don’t think that’s true, but he might have gone lower than the No. 10 pick he was out of Kansas back in 1998. He’d have ended up being the kind of later first round pick that smart GMs of veteran teams make. NBCSports.com

November 14, 2014 Updates

Granted Rajon Rondo is a point guard and Paul Pierce a small forward, but the new Celtics captain passed his predecessor for fourth on the team’s career assists list in 644 fewer games. After stealing the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, Rondo found Kelly Olynyk for a layup 1:27 into the contest, recording his first assist of Friday’s game and the 4,306th of his nine-year career in Boston. Pierce amassed his 4,305 assists in 1,102 games over 15 seasons on the Celtics. Rondo still trails Larry Bird (5,695 assists in 870 games), John Havlicek (6,114 in 1,270) and Bob Cousy (6,945 in 917) on the career list. Judging by the company he keeps, Rondo’s not so bad. WEEI.com

November 10, 2014 Updates

"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

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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

SI.com: 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

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Pierce needlessly argued with officials near the end of the first half, and got himself ejected from the game, seemingly on purpose. Washington went on to win 108-97, but can’t be at all pleased with the way Pierce conducted himself in this one. NBCSports.com

Pierce, attempting to halt a fast break, was called for a clear-path foul on Knight. The ruling was upheld after review, but Pierce still disagreed and voiced his displeasure. He was immediately given a technical foul, but continued to protest and was given a second technical, triggering an automatic ejection. Pierce finished his Wizards home debut with two points, missing all three of his shots to go along with four assists and three rebounds. Washington Post

October 23, 2014 Updates

Together, coach Jason Kidd and veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were supposed to lead Brooklyn into championship contention. Now, Pierce and Kidd are gone and hardly anyone views the Nets as a championship caliber team. “I definitely didn’t see all that coming,” Pierce, now with the Wizards, said this morning. “I think it all started probably with Jason leaving, it’s kind of like a domino from there. … I was a little disappointed, because I thought I was going to come back there and Jason was one of the main reasons I came to Brooklyn, him and Kevin.” Bergen Record

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