yup...Pierce and KG just can't put the Celtics on their back and carry the team anymore. Their best years are behind them.
They can still be impact players as 2 nd string , and really help a team....that has a strong elite core of young starters ...like HOUSTON ...or Memphis...
same for Terry , he can come in for a few minutes, he an't no starter anymore period , but Celtics need to REBUILD the starting line up.
For Rudy Gay, that is debatable, but do you really think Chandler Parsons has surpassed Paul Pierce as a basketball player?
In all honesty, I don't.
I don't really get this fuss with Pierce, either.
He's shooting .428, which isn't that way off his own career mark of .447, and .371 on threes to his .369 average, so, it's not like he's having a monumental collapse by his shot.
His eFG% is down, but that is expectable, since we are running a really ineffective offense, getting stuck between the arc and the paint for the most of the time.
In short, all this Pierce talk comes down to lack of success the team has shown translating into a panic mode overall.