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Paul Pierce
4.5 3.3 1.2
Team: Los AngelesHeight: 6-7 Born: 10/13/1977
Position: FWeight: 235 Birthplace: Oakland, California
College: KansasDraft: 1st Round 10th pick by Celtics (1998)

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July 10 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 PM CT22:00 - Pierce has returned home to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, where he is reuniting with coach Doc Rivers. The 10-time All-Star forward formally signed with the team on Friday after spending last season with Washington, where he averaged 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while starting 73 games. He reportedly agreed to a $10 million, three-year deal after turning down the Wizards.
Analysis: Pierce starred at nearby Inglewood High before playing three years at Kansas and then being drafted 10th overall in 1998. The 37-year-old forward will spend the final years of his career playing in front of his hometown fans. He has averaged 20.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists during a career that also includes a stint with Brooklyn. Pierce is 16th in NBA scoring with 25,899 points.
July 1 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST3:16 UAE (+1)01:1619:16 ET6:16 PM CT22:16 - Pierce and Doc Rivers are reuniting. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
Analysis: The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9.
June 27 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST23:38 UAE21:3815:38 ET2:38 PM CT18:38 - Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract and will become a free agent Wednesday. The veteran forward signed a two-year deal with Washington last summer that included a reported $5.5 million player option for the 2015-16 season. Pierce told The Player's Tribune website of his decision, and the Wizards confirmed his move Saturday.
Analysis: The Wizards reached the Eastern Conference semifinals in Pierce's first season with the team. Washington went 46-36, the franchise's most victories since 1978-79, then swept the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Atlanta Hawks in six games. Pierce averaged 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 73 starts during the regular season.
May 14 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Pierce, nicknamed 'The Truth,' was spreading some falsehoods Wednesday.
Analysis: Pierce scored 11 points, though he hit a clutch 3-pointer to put Washington ahead late and yelled "Series!" to the crowd. Alas, his Wizards lost the game. Game 6 is Friday night in Washington.
May 11 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)03:4021:40 ET8:40 PM CT0:40 - Pierce scored 22 points Monday.
Analysis: Pierce matched his best postseason scoring effort over the last two years. Game 5 is Wednesday night at Atlanta.
Apr. 3 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST2:38 UAE (+1)00:3818:38 ET5:38 PM CT21:38 - The Wizards rested forwards Paul Pierce and Nene for Friday night's game against the last-place New York Knicks. Otto Porter and Drew Gooden started at forward for Washington.
Analysis: Pierce sat out Wednesday's 106-93 win over the 76ers as well, and Porter scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting in his place. After concluding a five-game homestand on Friday night, the Wizards travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Apr. 1 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST3:36 UAE (+1)01:3619:36 ET6:36 PM CT22:36 - The Washington Wizards rested forward Paul Pierce for Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Pierce has struggled of late, and scored just two points on 1 of 6 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Rockets.
Feb. 27 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)03:5621:56 ET8:56 PM CT1:56 - Pierce returned with 14 points Saturday.
Analysis: Pierce was back for Washington after missing two games with a bruised right knee.
Feb. 25 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE06:390:39 ET11:39 PM CT4:39 - Pierce scored 25 on 7-of-11 shooting Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, though he left late after knocking knees with a Golden State players.
Analysis: Pierce said he would be OK to play Wednesday at Minnesota against former teammate Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves.
Jan. 25 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Pierce became the fourth player in league history with 2,000 career 3-pointers Saturday, going 3 of 4 from deep and scoring 19 points at Portland.
Analysis: Pierce's 38.9 3-point percentage this season is his highest since 2009-10 when he shot a career-high 41.4 percent for Boston.
Dec. 29 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST8:44 UAE05:4423:44 ET10:44 PM CT2:44 - Pierce finished with 21 points in a 104-103 win at Houston on Monday.
Analysis: Pierce has totaled 38 points in his last two games.
Dec. 16 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST3:30 UAE (+1)00:3018:30 ET5:30 PM CT21:30 - Pierce returned to action Friday, finishing with 14 points in a win at Miami.
Analysis: Pierce missed his first game Tuesday with a sore right toe.
Dec. 9 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Pierce turned back the clock with a season-high 28 on 9-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers in a double-overtime win over Boston.
Analysis: He's averaging 15.2 points on 51.1 percent shooting over his last nine games.
Nov. 26 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST23:42 UAE20:4214:42 ET1:42 PM CT17:42 - The NBA has changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards.
Analysis: Pierce was 6 for 16, not 6 for 14.
Nov. 23 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET6:35 GMT14:35 11:35 PM MST1:35 AM EST10:35 UAE07:351:35 ET12:35 AM CT4:35 - Pierce scored a season-high 25 while going 4 of 5 from deep in Saturday's win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Pierce seems to have found his long-range stroke lately, going 8 for 13 over his last three contests.
Nov. 6 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:340:34 ET11:34 PM CT3:34 - Pierce was awful for the Wizards on Wednesday.
Analysis: Pierce missed 12 of 15 shots as he proved he is ready for retirement.
Nov. 1 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST3:41 UAE (+1)00:4119:41 ET5:41 PM CT21:41 - Pierce has been ejected in his first home game with the Washington Wizards.
Analysis: Pierce was tossed with 7 seconds remaining in the first half of Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. After a long video review determined that Pierce was guilty of a clear path foul, he disputed the call and was whistled for a technical. A few seconds later - before Milwaukee's Brandon Knight could take the first free throw - Pierce was given a second technical and tossed from the game.
Oct. 8 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST0:57 UAE (+1)22:5716:57 ET3:57 PM CT19:57 - Pierce was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Wednesday.
Analysis: Pierce hit Chicago's Joakim Noah in the forehead with his index finger during an altercation in Monday's preseason game.
July 17 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST1:36 UAE (+1)23:3617:36 ET4:36 PM CT20:36 - The Washington Wizards have officially signed Pierce.
Analysis: Pierce, who turns 37 in October, spent 15 seasons with the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets last season. Pierce averaged a career-low 13.5 points last season in his first year with the Nets. But he is a 10-time All-Star who has gained a reputation as one of the best big-moment players in the league
July 12 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)05:3223:32 ET10:32 PM CT2:32 - Pierce is on the move for the second straight summer, this time from Brooklyn to the Washington Wizards. The deal is for the mid-level exception, which is about $5.3 million for next season, and includes a player option in the second year of the contract.
Analysis: Pierce averaged a career-low 13.5 points last season in his first year with the Nets after 15 years with the Boston Celtics.

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