NBA East Conf Free Agents – Current Status 1PM, July 1

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Unrestricted:  G: Will Bynum, F: Rasual Butler, F: Drew Gooden, F: Kevin Seraphin

Player Option: G: Temple Garrett,  F: Paul Pierce

Obviously what Paul Pierce brought to the Wizards was timely scoring, but more importantly he added a swagger and professionalism to the squad. Word is since he opted out it’s unlikely he’ll remain a Wizard, opting to return home to Los Angeles and play for his old Celtic coach. Then this morning reports were the meeting with Washington went well though no word yet.

What might force his hand is it’s unlikely Doc can make any offers until the DeAndre Jordan matter is decided.

We’ll see…

Wizards officials encouraged by conversation with Paul Pierce tonight. Pierce, family have grown fond of DC and Pierce's role with team.

— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 1, 2015

The Wizards have also shown interest in the Kings Derrick Williams:

The Wizards' top priority is Pierce, but Derrick Williams is also on the Wizards' radar.

— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) July 1, 2015

Since the news is coming fast and furious I’ll update the Western Conference list and post it separately.

Stay with us at Space City Scoop as we keep you posted on all things Rockets and free agency activity. We’ll have a full wrap up of signings at day’s end.

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