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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Wizards made it official on Thursday, by announcing their signing of the future Hall of Famer, Paul Pierce.

Pierce was acquired as a free agent from the Brooklyn Nets, where he played well at the end of the year and playoffs last season.

"We are very happy to welcome Paul to our organization and add his championship experience and history of clutch play to our team," said Grunfeld. "He will be a good fit alongside our young, dynamic backcourt while his presence and leadership will make a difference for us both on and off the court."

Pierce is a 10-time All-Star, who has averaged 21.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in his career. He can be a deadly 3-point shooter and he's one of the best closers in basketball.

He averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting .451 from the floor and .373 from three-point range in 75 games for the Nets last season.

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