Calm down, dude. If you read the thread, you will see that it wasn't that last call I was calling him out for. And I'm aware of how great he's been for this organization and even with how badly he's been playing, I wouldn't trade the captain. But to overlook how terribly he'been playing would be laughable because it's right in front of our eyes. The guy has been downright terrible and has cost us more than enough games this season. For someone that often get the right of passage here, he deserve be called out and critisized especially when his terrible decisions keeps costing us games
The problem is that people like you who are taking the anti-Pierce stance keep focussing on all the bad plays, but keep ignoring all the big ones.
How many games this year have we WON becuase of Pierce? After Pierce (19 PPG) and KG (15 PPG) our next leading scorer is Rondo at about 12 PPG. If Pierce were to, for example, go down due to injury (knock on wood) those other two guys would be depended on to handle our scoring load. How many games do you think we would win? I assure you we'd be a lottery calibre team during that stretch.
Pierce hasn't been as consistent DURING GAMES as he was in past seasons, but he's been just as consistent over the season. What I mean by that is that rather than scoring evently throghout a game, he will struggle through one half but then but then explode in the other half.
At the end of the day, he's still putting up good scoring numbers on a day by day basis though. When we have needed a big basket in a close game, he's still be the man who's come up good for us more than anybody. I've lost count of the number of games this year where I've been criticisimg him the whole day, only to watch him explode with some huge clutch baskets and essentially win us the game.
It's been very rare this season that I've seen a game (any game) where Pierce hasn't come up big for us in one stretch or another. He's the only pure scorer on our team and we rely on him to carry our offense, which he does. At his age you just can't expect him to plsy at vintage Paul Pierce level for 48 minutes every night. He still plays at a Vintage PP level, but it's probably only going to be for 24 minutes a night.