Paul Pierce may be 36, but he's not being asked to carry the Wizards who were just 4-8 in overtime games and had trouble finding consistent perimeter shooters other than Bradley Beal.
Otto Porter and Shabazz Muhammad have lots to prove entering season two of their NBA careers. The small forwards meet Sunday with former Hoya Markel Starks now going against his former teammate.
With a Twitter shoutout to John Wall and President Barack Obama, the Paul Pierce adventure in D.C. began on Saturday night.
UNLV big man Khem Birch left UNLV early NBA dreams. The energetic shot blocker might reach those goals with the Wizards if he plays his cards right while back in Las Vegas.
Regardless if Otto Porter is able to beat out Paul Pierce for the starting small forward job, he's being groomed for the role by the Wizards.