New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

WASHINGTON (AP) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series: --- When Paul Pierce watched the Washington Wizards in last season'...
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2014-15 Washington Wizards: What does each player need to do?

Photo Credit:   The NBA pre-season is almost complete. Exhibition games featuring unfamiliar teams and players are done . The Washington Wizards, coming off an appearance in the Eastern Conference semi-finals last season, seem poised to go a bit further in this campaign. At present, Washington is 4-3 in the preseason, with a game at New York on Wednesday to finish...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Washington Wizards

Editor's note: This is the 20th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Bradley Beal (when healthy); PG John Wall. Key Reserves G-F Martell Webster; PF Kris Humphries; PF-C DeJuan Blair; SF Otto Porter Jr.; C Kevin Seraphin; PG Andre Miller; PF Drew Gooden; SG Glen Rice Jr.; SF...
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'Best backcourt' in NBA? Wizards have to prove it

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal caused a bit of a stir on Washington Wizards media day when he proclaimed: ''I think we're definitely the best backcourt in the league.'' Less well-documented was the second half of his statement: ''At the same time, we've got to prove it.'' The Wizards have come a long way, brash enough to be talking about being...
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Lower expectations, but Nets expect to contend

NEW YORK (AP) The payroll is lower and so are the expectations. The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn't get close. Even after trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett a running up a bill that approached $200 million when combining...
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Davis scores 14 in Pelicans' win over Wizards

BALTIMORE (AP) Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams. Led by 10 points from Davis, who went 5 for 5 from the field, the Pelicans went on a 24-4 run to take a 28-12 lead with 47.4 seconds left in the first quarter. Early in the third quarter...
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10 Crazy Predictions for 2014/15 Season

LeBron returning to Cleveland, Paul Pierce signing with Washington, Kevin Durants injury, the NBA is a world in which we have learned to expect the unexpected. With injuries, trades, ownership changes, the NBA will chang forever, for the better or worse. So here are a few ‘crazy’ predictions for the upcoming season, all of which I wouldn’t be surprised to see actually happen...
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Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke about his departure from the Nets after just one season as Brooklyn's coach. Kidd...
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Paul Pierce: One eye on the prize

For many outsiders looking in, Paul Pierce has had a storied career which has saw the veteran basketball star win a Championship medal in 2008 NBA Finals with his beloved Boston Celtics. He also reached the finals with the Celtics in 2008 and 2010, he’s been an All-Star 10 times and was voted the Finals MVP in when they lifted the trophy in 2008. It’s a glittering resume that...
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Pierce Jersey Poppin’ In L.A.

The year was 2006 and the C’s were 23-33 about halfway through the season. After leading Boston to victory with a 37 point performance in Portland against the Blazers, Paul Pierce and his teammates were now headed into L.A. to face the rival Lakers. Pierce once again came through with a mammoth game, dropping 39 points on L.A. and calmly sinking the game-clinching free throws with...
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Glen Rice, Jr. ‘day-to-day’ with sprained ankle

The injury bug is going around the Washington Wizards. Already down Bradley Beal for approximately six weeks with a broken wrist, Glen Rice, Jr. suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday night’s 101-95 win over the Israeli basketball club, Macabbi Haifa. Head coach Randy Wittman said Rice is “day-to-day.” Wittman says Rice's right ankle is pretty swollen. The dreaded "...
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LeBron gives surprising answer on why he couldn’t recruit players to Cleveland

LeBron says he couldn’t get any players to come to Cleveland during his first stint with the Cavs It’s anyone’s guess when NBA players started recruiting free agents to play for their team. Some NBA fans and analysts will tell you Michael Jordan recruited Dennis Rodman back in the mid ’90s to play for the Chicago Bulls. Others will tell you the Boston Celtics started it with...
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Al Horford might be available. Should the Celtics be interested?

Much like the player's general demeanor, at least when he's not trying to collect a gambling debt from Paul Pierce, Zack Lowe reported in his most recent column that the Atlanta Haws have been quietly exploring a trade for their longest tenured player, big man Al HorfordThe Atlanta Hawks quietly reached out to a select group of teams last season making Al Horford available...
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Paul Pierce’s Wizards Teammates Celebrated His 37th Birthday (Video)

Paul Pierce turned 37-years-young Monday, and his Washington Wizards teammates gave him the birthday celebration he deserved. The 17-year veteran was welcomed into the Wizards’ locker room to a birthday song from the team and also received a cake during practice, which was held at Fort Belvoir in Virginia for military personnel and their families. ...
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Happy Birthday Paul Pierce!

Paul Pierce turns 37 today. Still going strong in the NBA, and with the Bradley Beal injury once again he'll be called upon to carry a heavy load. If there was one Celtic in the past 20 years who should have been a Celtic for Life it's Pierce. Unfortunate it didn't work out that way. A stupid NBA draft system which benefits teams from losing big as opposed to winning...
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Kris Humphries out 3-4 weeks following finger surgery

The Washington Wizards have announced forward Kris Humphries will be sidelined for three to four weeks following surgery to repair nerve damage to his right small finger. Humphries lacerated his finger on the rim in the second quarter of the Wizards’ preseason 85-81 win over the Chicago Bulls Monday. Humphries cut hand b/t ring & pinky fingers & nerve damage was to pinky...
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2014-15 NBA Preview: Boston Celtics

With Rondo’s habit of missing games and the trade rumors increasing in frequency, I would not rank them quite low on a list of teams to watch for fun. The team’s a mess of young guys and debris from rebuild-oriented trades. Without Rondo, there are no signature players and this is a franchise that has had Hall of Famers for decades nearly continuously (the only seasons I could...
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One Question Facing Every Nets Starter

Deron Williams  Can he still be a top 10 Point Guard? Deron Williams has really regressed in the last few seasons.  This year, he looks to burst back onto the scene.  One positive for him was the loss of a popular ball handler from last season, in Paul Pierce.  This will certainly mean a lot more ball handling for the Point Guard, whose job that is in the first place.  Williams...
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Punishments Handed Down For Noah/Pierce Scuffle

Early in Monday’s preseason loss to the Washington Wizards, Paul Pierce and Joakim Noah found themselves in a little scuffle that has resulted in 4 suspensions and fines.   According to the NBA – Wizards’ players DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas were suspended one game for leaving the bench area during an altercation between Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim...
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Suspensions & Fines Handed Out for Paul Pierce, Joakim Noah Fight

‘That’s a lot of money lost for a fake fight. The NBA handed out a couple of suspensions and a few fines for the brief scuffle involving Joakim Noah of the Bulls and Paul Pierce of the Wizards Monday night. NBA suspends Wizards' DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one game each for leaving bench during altercation Monday night. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) October...
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Billy King disputes Paul Pierce's story: 'We're not taking steps back'

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said that the team has not lowered expectations, and that what Paul Pierce had said on the matter was incorrect. From the New York Post's Tim Bontemps: “What he was told and what I said was not the truth,” King said before the Nets' 111-94 preseason win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv Tuesday night inside Barclays Center in their preseason...
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Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks Renew Rivalry in Preseason

Paul Pierce set a hell of a tone for the NBA preseason when he poked the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah in the forehead. “We’re going...
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Paul Pierce Is Teaching The Washington Wizards How To Talk Trash

The Washington Wizards broke out of prolonged mediocrity in 2013-14, surprising many with their first-round playoff dismissal of the Chicago Bulls,...
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With no contract offer from Brooklyn, Pierce found a contender

AP Image Paul Pierce signing with Washington was one of the biggest surprises of the off-season. According to a recent report by ESPN, his former team, the Brooklyn Nets, did not even make him an offer over the summer. Pierce said that he really thought he was going to end up back in Brooklyn for the 2014-15 season. He discussed the future with former teammate Kevin Garnett and they...
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Paul Pierce wants his son to be a baller — a baseballer

Paul Pierce's infant son has a long way to go before he chooses a career, but the NBA star doesn't want his 1-year-old, Prince, to follow his footsteps. Instead, he has another sport in mind. "I want him to be a baseball player," Pierce told David Aldridge of "They've got a better union." The Washington Wizards forward believes a stronger...
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