What Can Paul Pierce Offer the Wizards?

By Ron Leyba The Washington Wizards made a big addition this summer. With their starting small forward Trevor Ariza an unrestricted free agent this summer, the Wizards chose to follow another direction and brought in the 36 – year old […]
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Grading the Nets Free Agent Signings

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the league’s worst teams last season.  They will continue to be among the league’s playoff contenders, but they also lost in the playoffs last season, and lost one of their key players in Paul Pierce in the off-season.  They did make some re-signings of their own, and I will grade those here:Andrei KirilenkoGrade: B This wasn’t exactly a signing...
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Houston Rockets Off-Season Analysis

I know this offseason isn’t quite over yet, even though it may feel like it with the majority big name players being signed to teams. I would assume the biggest issue that comes up with the Rockets moves this off-season would be losing Chandler Parsons. I could see how some can say that, but are they really missing out on much?Chandler Parsons was a good scorer who could shoot...
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Indiana Pacers sign Rodney Stuckey to 1-year deal

Rodney Stuckey (3) guarded by Trevor Ariza (1) | photo courtesy of PhotoPin. The Indiana Pacers agreed to terms with veteran guard, Rodney Stuckey. Last season, Stuckey averaged 13.9 points and 2.1 assists in 73 games with the Detroit Pistons. The one-year deal is said to be worth the veteran’s minimum which is about $1.3 million.
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Houston Rockets: Team is Having the Worst Offseason in NBA

The NBA offseason is a time for improvement. Between the NBA Draft, free agency, and trades, it’s an opportunity for the league’s worst teams to become bad, the bad ones to become okay, the okay ones to become above average, the above average to become good, and the good to become great. Heading into this year’s offseason, the Houston Rockets were a good team trying to reach...
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C's get protected 2nd-round pick in Humphries deal

The Celtics and Washington Wizards officially announced the Kris Humphries sign-and-trade deal on Saturday. The power forward agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal in joining Washington and the Celtics acquired a protected 2015 second-round pick and the $4.3 million trade exception the Wizards earned from Trevor Ariza's sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets.
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Dwight Howard: Parsons' departure won’t affect Rockets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard doesn’t think the departure of Chandler Parsons will hurt the teams title hopes next season. “It won’t affect us at all,” Howard said Friday, according to the Associated Press. Parsons, a three-year starter in Houston, signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. “We have myself and James,” Howard said. “We have...
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Kidd has some nice things to say about Paul Pierce going to the Wizards

The much maligned newly anointed head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd, had some nice things to say about Paul Pierce going to the Washington Wizards according to Wizards correspondent Ben Standig at Kidd, of course, coached Pierce last season in Brooklyn: “Washington got better,” said Kidd on Monday from the Thomas & Mack center on the University...
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Houston, We Have a Problem

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is too smart for his own good. Since the Rockets signed center Dwight Howard last year, Morey has tried to clear max-level cap space so Houston could sign a third star. Shooting guard James Harden dragged the Rockets to the postseason two years ago, where they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games. Last year’s Harden-and-Howard...
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NBA executive calls out Rockets GM for arrogance

(Credit: The Houston Rockets missed out on basically everyone in free agency, and the blame seems to be coming from all directions. One anonymous front-office executive said in more or less words that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s arrogance is the reason Houston failed miserably trying to sign players. Per ESPN: Daryl wants everyone to think he...
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Parsons improves Mavericks, at a high price

The Mavs got stuck with a huge tab Sunday afternoon for the third-best player on the Houston Rockets' roster. There's no reasonable explanation for Chandler Parsons making $46 million over the next three seasons in Dallas, although the Mavs are certainly an improved team with him in the fold. The Mavs had to be willing to make a ridiculous offer and then have the Rockets...
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LeBron did attempt to recruit players to Cleveland prior to The Decision

So, remember all of that “LeBron didn’t try to recruit” talk that swirled shortly after July 8, 2010? Turns out that may have been rooted entirely in inaccuracies. In a story from Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne (who is quietly becoming one of the best NBA reporters in the world), James attempted to recruit Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Trevor Ariza and Dwyane Wade as potential...
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Trevor Ariza says goodbye to Wall, Beal, Wizards

Trevor Ariza’s stay in Washington was short. It could’ve been longer, but his reasoning he decided to move on to the Houston Rockets in a four-year deal worth $32 million. Shortly after the news broke about Ariza leaving the Wizards, Ariza thanked the Wizards fans and organization. Then sent a special tweet to the Wizards’ backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. I want to...
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Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three-Team Trade

The New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have completed a three-team trade, according to David Aldridge via Twitter. The Pelicans will receive Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets will receive Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the... The post Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three...
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Paul Pierce inks a deal with the Wizards

  Credit: Paul Pierce won’t be returning to Brooklyn next season, but he is staying in the Eastern Conference. Sources have told that Pierce has agreed to a 2 year, $11M deal with the Washington Wizards. This comes after news broke that Trevor Ariza would not be staying with the Wizards after he agreed to a 4 year, $32M deal with the Rockets.  In wake of LeBron...
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Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get: Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, New Orleans' 2015 protected first-round...
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Rockets and Wizards agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza

photo credit: The Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards officially agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza. The deal consists of sending Ariza to the Rockets in exchange for a trade exception and Melvin Fly’s non-guarnteed contract. The Rockets are using Ariza as their replacement for Chandler Parsons. Ariza will be able to help the Rockets immediately...
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Wizards get $8.5 million trade exception in sign-and-trade for Ariza

The Washington Wizards will get something back in return for losing Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets. Wizards will take non-guaranteed contract of Melvin Ely from NO & get $8.5M TPE for Ariza, who will do sign and trade to go to Houston. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 13, 2014 Pelicans will get Asik, Omri Casspi & 1.5M from Houston. Rockets get Ariza from Wizards...
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Wizards News: Washington signs Paul Pierce

After losing Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets, the Washington Wizards did not hesitate to move on. According to reports, the Wizards have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with veteran forward Paul Pierce.Pierce spent 15 seasons with the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he averaged 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season. The 10-time...
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The Wizards’ consolation prize for the loss of Trevor Ariza: The Truth

It was early in the afternoon yesterday while I was sifting through the clearance box at Express in Tysons when my ESPN app sounded off the notification that our beloved Trevor Ariza had decided to move on to the Houston Rockets. Ariza’s contract, worth 4-year/$32 million, is more than likely going to be the last […] The post The Wizards’ consolation prize for the loss of Trevor...
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Houston Newspaper Rips Trevor Ariza Signing (Photo)

Trevor Ariza had unsuccessful stint with the Rockets back in 2010 and it turns out not everyone is thrilled to have him back for 4 years. Pretty scathing stuff… Photo via @JeromeSolomon
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Houston signs Trevor Ariza

The Rockets lost Chris Bosh to Miami this offseason, and so their plans were shifted. If they got Bosh, they were going to pick up Chandler Parsons’ offer sheet and more heavily stack their roster, but now, they let Parsons go and have signed his replacement. Trevor Ariza agreed to terms with Houston on Saturday, signing a four-year, $32 million contract with the team. Now, Parsons...
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Chicago Bulls Pursuing ‘The Matrix’

Posted to Chicago BullsAccording to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have talked to both Washington Wizards’ free agent guard Trevor Ariza and Dallas Mavericks’ free agent forward Shawn Marion. “With Anthony out of the picture, the Bulls can now address wing depth and possibly sign Nikola Mirotic with other resources. Of the remaining free agents at wing that...
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NBA Free Agency Update: Trevor Ariza, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Nick Young & More

Now that all of that LeBron James and Chris Bosh business is taken care of, the rest of the NBA free agents are signing their deals. With Bosh getting a hefty raise from the Heat, the Rockets were flushed with extra cash after their pursuit of Bosh and Carmelo Anthony failed. Trevor Ariza is returning to the Houston Rockets. Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million contract. With...
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Report: Rockets get Trevor Ariza in sign-and-trade

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. He will replace Chandler Parsons as the starting forward for the Rockets. Ariza’s contract will decline per season. He will first make $8.6 million, then $8.2 million, $7.8 million, and finally... The post Rockets Sign Trevor Ariza appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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