I visited Pineville, LA a few years back when I interviewed for a teaching job in town; it's a suburb of Alexandria in the central part of the state. It's also Rashard Lewis' home town.
Lewis is heading home, sorta, as he's been traded to New Orleans; he and a second rounder are coming from Washington while Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor head inside the beltway. Lewis might not actually get to stay, since his mondo contract is likely to be waived. At least he can head up I-49 with a $16M buyout in his back pocket.
With Anthony Davis slated to come to town in the draft, Okafor is odd man out in the middle. The well-spoken center might have some interesting outlets in DC. He's underachieved in the NBA so far, but might well find a home with the Team Formerly Known as the Bullets, letting Nene and John Wall take the alpha dog spots.