He's been as expected these first 30 or so games back - ups, downs, etc.
I agree that the Pierce/Green wing combination has some very serious potential long-term (could help extend the old man's career not having to guard the most athletic wing) - but Doc's in a bind here. Bradley's back, which means he now has 5 serviceable guards to rotate (and, potentially, showcase these next few weeks) - not a lot of room for that Pierce/Green combo.
And, Bass clearly is a different player, confidence-wise, when he gets to call himself a starter, and Sullinger is stepping forward as a solid rotation-player - probably only spot minutes for Green at the 4 until the roster logjam is settled a little bit.
Right now, and for a few more weeks, I think he's just the backup 3 almost all of the time, and he'll have several more games like these last few (not counting garbage time) - a few shots, a few points, a board or a block. It'll be high times for folks angry about his contract for awhile.
On the other hand, maybe Danny and Doc are trying to bury him while they showcase some other folks - as fun as it was to beat up on the hawks last night (and it was incredibly fun), even 38-44 win, out in the first round teams have a handful of stirring wins that make us fans go mooneyed. These guys are still first or second round playoff bait right now without upgrades and a shorter rotation.