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Free agent Paul Pierce to sign two-year deal to join Washington Wizards at mid-level exception

13 Jul

Paul Pierce to Wizards on 2-year deal

After a short stay in BrooklynPaul Pierce is heading to the Washington Wizards.

Sources close to the process told ESPN.com on Saturday that Pierce has committed to sign a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards, who moved swiftly to find a title-tested replacement for Trevor Ariza after Ariza struck an agreement earlier in the day to join theHouston Rockets.

 

 

The contract, sources said, has a player option after this season that will allow Pierce, 36, to return to free agency next summer if he chooses.

The short-term nature of the deal, meanwhile, could help Washington preserve some flexibility for its dream scenario of pursuing DC nativeKevin Durant when the current Oklahoma City Thunder star is scheduled to be a free agent in the summer of 2016.

Pierce, a 10-time All-Star, took to Twitter early Sunday morning.

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