Preseason is a time for experiment and not just for team's figuring out how they will replace a starting wing guard with All-Star potential.
Paul Pierce, who will be 37 when the season starts with the Wizards, already has taken it upon himself to mentor his future replacement Otto Porter.
Bradley Beal has shown flashes of brilliance going into his third NBA season but health has been an issue.
For the first time since Paul Pierce signed with the Wizards in July, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King spoke on Monday about the decision not to bring back the future Hall of Fame forward.
A year ago, a player of Paul Pierce's caliber would've scoffed at joining the Wizards.