Boston Celtics: Why Are The Celtics Considering Moving Paul Pierce To Bench?
Boston Celtics Contemplating Moving Paul Pierce To Bench
The Boston Celtics 2010-11 season ended in disappointment as they were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the Miami Heat. As soon as time ran out on the Celtics season, questions about their future were immediately raised. It sounds more and more like Doc Rivers will return to coach the team. But the biggest move that the team is contemplating is turning Paul Pierce into a sixth man.
Here's what Danny Ainge said in a radio interview on Thursday (via Boston.com):
"Maybe there’s a change of roles. Maybe Paul comes off the bench, cuts down on his minutes. Maybe we find a way to get Jeff more minutes. His role will expand if he’s back here next year. There’s no question about that ... "
"It wouldn’t totally shock me if there’s a change in the starting lineup, but that’s just way too tough to tell."
Changes will be coming to Boston, but it doesn't really make sense to move Pierce, who is coming off the best season of his career - he led the team in scoring and shot nearly 50 percent from the field.
They don't have the depth on the bench right now to plug someone into Pierce's spot in the starting lineup. It would make their bench better, but it would be at the expense of the starting lineup.
Ainge, just like every other Boston fan, coach and front office executive, is searching for answers right now and will say anything, but when push comes to shove Pierce isn't going to start a game sitting on the bench.
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