While some were surprised that veteran forward Paul Pierce decided to leave a playoff team in a weaker Eastern Conference to join the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was not among them.
Like multiple other free agents have done recently, Pierce went back to his hometown of Los Angeles after opting out of his contract with the Wizards.
Here's what Beal told Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post about Pierce's decision:
“I wasn’t surprised. He’s at the end of his career,” Beal said. “I’m all for it if they keep getting me these interviews. That’s where home is. You can’t really knock a guy like that for doing that. I support him. I wish he was still with us. Still he was going to be with us but still wish the best for him. But when we play him it’s personal, man.”