Pierce will sign for the mid-level exception — a two-year, $10 million deal with an early termination option.
Pierce was a free agent and spent one season in Brooklyn after previously spending his whole career with Boston.
TNT’s David Aldridge reports that Pierce wanted to play with the emerging squad in Washington, led by John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wizards had a need at small forward after Trevor Ariza chose to return to Houston.
He’s pretty excited about going to DC:
Obama , J Wall here I come
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 13, 2014
Pierce was also being pursued by the Clippers, but they were unable to swing a deal for the Doc Rivers favorite.
Despite his age, Pierce is still a useful player. He averaged 13.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting in 28 minutes per game last season. He will turn 37 in October.