After leaving Boston for Brooklyn last season, Paul Pierce is heading to yet another new team: the Washington Wizards.
According to ESPN.com, the deal is for two years and worth $11 million.
The Wizards moved quickly to find a replacement for Trevor Ariza, who has signed with the Houston Rockets.
Pierce’s contract also includes a player option after this season that will allow him to return to free agency next summer if he chooses.
ESPN says to the short-term nature of the deal is for flexibility in the future, when they plan for a dream scenario of pursuing DC native Kevin Durant, who is scheduled to be a free agent in the summer of 2016.