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Randy Wittman doesn't want Paul Pierce 'making an emotional decision'

If NBA fans are lucky, we haven't seen the last of Paul Pierce. He's not sure if he'll be back next season, and that's understandable. The Washington Wizards lost in brutal fashion to the Atlanta Hawks this postseason. But John Wall will be back and healthy next season, and the Wizards discovered gold with Pierce at center. If The Truth comes back -- and if he's in Washington once...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards season comes to an end

On Friday night, the Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 94-91 effectively bringing the Wizards season to an end and sending the Hawks to the conference finals for the first time in 44 seasons. Washington has now lost in the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after going 5 seasons without making the playoffs. The Wizards have not gotten past the second...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce takes another dig at the Nets

Paul Pierce is in rapid fire mode lately. First, he said that Deron Williams and Joe Johnson weren't locker room leaders in Brooklyn. Then, he spent an entire series trolling the Raptors as his Wizards pulled off a four-game sweep in the first round. He followed that by calling "series," calling "game," and eventually falling to the Hawks in the second round of the playoffs. Now...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce almost joined the Timberwolves before Kevin Garnett came to Boston

If you missed Howard Beck's incredible, multi-part oral history on former Celtic Kevin Garnett from Monday, you should probably set aside 30 minutes to flip through it. If you like KG, there's nothing not to enjoy about this piece. The stories, the personality, the information is all superb. There's also this one tidbit in the piece that stood out. Back in the day, when Garnett was...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clairvoyant Avery Bradley is excited about the future and would love Paul Pierce to return to the Celtics

Yesterday, Avery Bradley attended an event to promote childhood fitness and healthy eating at the Roxbury YMCA.  While speaking to the media, Bradley mention Paul Pierce's potential return to the Celtics.  Via Mass Live's Jay King, Bradley said:I'm pretty sure everyone would (want Pierce to return to the Boston Celtics). Paul's an amazing guy and even more amazing player. I would...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from May 19: Two high-level prospects say Brad Stevens is a selling point; Celtics could target DeAndre Jordan in free agency; Danny Ainge almost traded Paul Pierce to Minnesota in 2007

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Cavs and Hawks, Mad Men, and Faith No More, While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m more than ready for more basketball. These five days off are great for the Cavaliers, but torture for fans. The exciting thing is that, if the Cavaliers are going to be in the Finals, then we are at the halfway point of the playoffs. Eight wins down, eight more to go. So now we turn our eyes to Atlanta. Before Game 6 of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley: 'I would love it' if Paul Pierce came back to Boston

Paul Pierce was a Boston Celtic for 15 years before playing one season with each the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Warriors over the last two.  The future Hall of Famer will hit free agency come July 1 and Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley says he wants his former teammate back in green. “I would love it if he came back here,” Bradley told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Monday (h...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: Paul Pierce made me a better player

  Paul Pierce’s NBA career may very well be over after the Washington Wizard’s playoff exit, but he certainly made an impression on plenty of players around the league.   And one of them is LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers star said in an interview with The Plain Dealer on Sunday that he gives Pierce credit for making him the player he is today. James also...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley: ‘I Would Love It’ If Paul Pierce Returned To Celtics

Paul Pierce has reached a crossroads in his career, and he’s got some difficult decisions to make, starting with whether he still wants to play basketball. If Pierce does want to continue his remarkable career, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is hopeful Pierce once again dons Celtics green before he hangs ’em up. “I would love it if he came back...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Garnett 'crushed' Joakim Noah with trash talk

There’s no denying Kevin Garnett’s place among sports’ greatest trash-talkers. There’s also no denying his rivalry with Joakim Noah. Garnett and Noah have done battle numerous times over the years, and according to Paul Pierce, the disdain began very early. Pierce told Bleacher Report in a must-read oral history of Garnett’s career that KG first got under Noah’s skin...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite series loss, Paul Pierce's clutch performance impressed Danny Ainge

Boston Celtics fans, it's okay if you found yourself kind of rooting for the Washington Wizards against the Atlanta Hawks. The Paul Pierce that the Wizards saw -- and that nearly grounded the Hawks -- was a trip down memory lane for Celtics fans. And Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was right there with the rest of the green faithful.“I’ve really had a lot...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce and Wizards are a perfect fit, but The Truth has options

After the way his season ended, Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is understandably in a lot of pain. He's not even sure that he wants to play again next season. But if he does, the Wizards should be hoping that he opts into his current contract.Pierce reportedly has a player option for just less than $5.5 million, which would be a bargain for the versatility The Truth provided...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s Playoff Performance Wowed Old Celtics Boss Danny Ainge

Admit it, Boston Celtics fans: You were loving every second of Paul Pierce’s brief but eventful run through this year’s NBA playoffs. Pierce’s old boss certainly was. “I’ve really had a lot of fun watching Paul in the playoffs,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald before the Atlanta Hawks eliminated Pierce’s Washington Wizards...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buzzer Barely Beats Paul Pierce but Will He Bounce Back?

The crowd roared when Paul Pierce made magic happen to finish off game six Friday night in the second-round of playoffs. He sunk the last second shot paving the road for what could have been first game seven for the Wizards in 36 years. Until the 3-point buzzer beater got revoked. The referees overturned the shot, saying the ball left Pierce’s hands a fraction of a second too late...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Competing Against Pierce Made Me Strive To Get Better

LeBron James formed a rivalry with Paul Pierce early in his career. Pierce was a few years older and challenged James as he grew into one of the NBA's best players. "Obviously if he says he's not quite sure about next year, but he's Double-P man," James said to NEOMG. "I've been competing against him my whole career and our battles that we've had, our differences that we've had....
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next for Paul Pierce?

Could this be it? Instead of calling game, has Paul Pierce called it a career leaving us with this as the last image of him on a basketball court?   If you don't already know, Pierce didn't get the shot off in time and the Wizards lost Game 6 to the Hawks 94-91 ending their season.After the game, a discouraged Pierce talked about his future in the NBA."I don't even know if I am...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Boston Celtic Great, Paul Pierce, Uncertain About Future After Crushing Loss

Pierce's late game heroics, well known in Boston, were reprised yet again for the Washington Wizards this postseason.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Post Perfectly Summarizes Wizards’ Game Six Loss To Atlanta Hawks

Paul Pierce nearly kept the Wizard's playoff hopes alive, but his buzzer beater was overturned. The Washington Post summed it up perfectly.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Been a BAD Few Days for Washington Sports

First on Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals blew a 3-1 series lead against the New York Rangers, losing game 7 in overtime! This ended Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals season.Then Friday night, Paul Pierce hits what appears to be a game tying 3 pointer to send game 6 into overtime, keeping the Washington Wizards season alive, but the refs overturned it and the Wizards...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Considering Retirement After Wizards’ Heartbreaking Loss

Time might have run out on Paul Pierce. It did so in the most literal sense Friday night, when Pierce’s miraculous 3-pointer at the buzzer was waved off after replay in the Washington Wizards’ crushing Game 6 loss at home to the Atlanta Hawks. The loss put a gut-wrenching end to Pierce’s 17th season in the NBA. After the game, the 37-year-old wondered...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was dramatic Game 6 Paul Pierce's NBA farewell?

Paul Pierce was a second away from a miraculous game-tying 3-pointer that might have propelled the Washington Wizards to a Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks. But it wasn't to be for Pierce and the Wizards, and it might be the final time the 10-time All-Star plays an NBA game. "I haven't really thought about it," Pierce said after the Wizards' 94-91 loss to the Hawks. "I don't even...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce considering retirement after brutal loss

The Truth may be ready to call it quits. Every great athlete faces the unenviable task of calling it quits at some point, and it is almost always a gut-wrenching decision. After an emotional season-ending loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, Washington Wizards small forward Paul Pierce admitted he isn’t sure he will play in the NBA next season. “I don’t even know...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Unsure about Return to Wizards Next Season, Considering Retirement

Following the Washington Wizards’ tough, heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 to end their season, attention shifted to next year. In doing, the question rose of whether the 37-year old Paul Pierce would be a part of next year for the Wizards? That’s an answer that Pierce currently is unsure about. Paul Pierce says he's not sure at the moment if he'll return next...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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