No. 8: Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce’s time with the Washington Wizards is usually forgotten around the NBA circles. In their defense, he was 37 years old, way past his prime, and only played one season in Washington. However, Pierce was an excellent contributor on a feisty 46-win team who made the second round of the playoffs.
Pierce’s late-game heroics and clutch playoff performances are probably remembered by the Wizards fans, but his overall performance went slightly under-the-radar. He started in 73 games and had one of his best shooting seasons.
Pierce took 4.2 threes per game and hit 1.6 of them, good for a 38.9% mark. He upped all of these numbers in the playoffs as he made 3.3 threes in 10 games on 52.4% accuracy.
After leaving Washington, Pierce failed to find the same level of success in his next stop as a member of the LA Clippers. It’s unclear whether he could have sustained this level of shooting accuracy if he stayed with the Wizards, but his 38.9% accuracy from downtown in a Wizards uniform is good for the no. 8 spot on this list.