Washington, we got Paul Pierce

Boston's and Jay-Z's former Brooklyn baller, Paul Pierce, changes clothes to become a Washington Wizard.

Pierce will bring his 17 years of NBA league experience to the Washington, DC team in exchange for the man Washington heavily relied on last season, Trevor Ariza.

Pierce averaged just shy of 14 points per game, last season, with the Brooklyn Nets - see him action - a stat that amazingly ranks closely to Ariza's.

So, why the trade then?

You guessed it, moolah, dinero, grip, cash, credit.   The Wizards got a $8.5 million trade exception in the exchange that sent Ariza to the Houston Rockets in a four-year $32M deal.

SB Nation explains the deets by offering this:

The credit can be used to acquire any single player already under contract that makes $8.5 million or less without having to match salary. You can trade for a player making less than that amount, then later trade for someone making less than whatever's left on a different team. You can't acquire two players at once with one exception. You also can't combine trade exceptions or a trade exception and another mechanism like the mid-level exception.

Pierce becomes a Wizard in two-year deal worth $5M. A deal which he seems quite okay with.

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