Author Topic: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?  (Read 1367 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »

Offline popcontest

  • Gerald Wallace
  • Posts: 146
  • Tommy Points: 33
    • michaelhussey.com
We all know Doc's conversation with Ray Allen asking him to come off the bench behind Avery didn't go very well -- even though at first Doc tried to fool himself (and the media) that Ray was cool with it.

How do you think Paul might react to Doc asking him to come off the pine game behind Jeff Green, targeting 30-32 minutes per night, so he can close games out with more energy?

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 08:16:55 PM »

Online Kane3387

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6380
  • Tommy Points: 606
  • Intensity!!!
Exactly like Ray did.

DKC Sacramento Kings
'15 1st - SAC (LAC swap), BKN (ATL can swap), PHI(prot), MEM(prot), CHR (prot)
'16 1st - best of SAC & LAC
'17 1st - SAC, MIA

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 08:22:16 PM »

Offline KGs Knee

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6620
  • Tommy Points: 630
Exactly like Ray did.

Yeah, probably, which is disappointing.

Pierce would instantly be the best 6th man in the league.  It might help keep him fresher for the 4th quarter and be a real boon to the team.  Unfortunately, it's likely we'll never get to find out.
DKC Los Angeles Lakers
GM: Micheal Corleone
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Roster

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »

Offline Sketch5

  • Bill Walton
  • *
  • Posts: 1278
  • Tommy Points: 105
Well if PP truly accepts Celtic tradition they use to move the old vets to the bench for the young legs to do the heavy work load back when they were winning year after year.

But today is different times with different players and personalities. Could go either way. 

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 08:57:29 PM »

Offline Neurotic Guy

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6930
  • Tommy Points: 905
There are a number of possibilities in terms of how he might react. I doubt even he knows how he'd react. 

I think the real question (previous thread I know) is whether it helps the team. 

As a historian he'll discover another great Pierce (Ricky) was a great 6th man (23 ppg from the bench in 89-90). 

Manu, McHale, Harden, Hondo and many other great players have been key players from the bench.  Bill Walton was our 6th man in 85-86.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 01:42:57 AM »

Offline krook

  • Rajon Rondo
  • Posts: 808
  • Tommy Points: 23
thats a better idea than to trade him

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 01:46:58 AM »

Offline Lightskinsmurf

  • NCE
  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1949
  • Tommy Points: 134
I really can't see how it hurts the team. Id love to at least try it out.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 01:57:27 AM »

Offline tarheelsxxiii

  • Jeff Green
  • Posts: 630
  • Tommy Points: 78
Can't recall any evidence to suggest he'd be that upset by it. It would be an easy sell a need for Green to become more involved and for Pierce to be fresh in order to close out games... he is, and always has been, our closer.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 02:01:45 AM »

Offline blink

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1745
  • Tommy Points: 111
I really can't see how it hurts the team. Id love to at least try it out.

I feel the same.  What does it hurt at this point?  If we can turn things around a bit, just gives him a few less minutes a game.  Might make a difference come playoff time.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 02:23:35 AM »

Online Mazingerz

  • Bill Walton
  • *
  • Posts: 1024
  • Tommy Points: 78
I think he'll accept it. IIRC he already has hinted that Father Time is catching up to him. He might give the starting job to Green if it is what is needed for the Cs.

He is already an elder statesman for the Cs and I believe he is embracing this role.
Peavey Bass Player - relearning to play after 10 years sucks;

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 03:39:46 AM »

Offline kgainez

  • NCE
  • Bill Walton
  • *
  • Posts: 1126
  • Tommy Points: 54
I don't think it's gonna happen at all now that Rondo is gone. Messes up the 2nd unit too much.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 03:45:44 AM »

Offline krook

  • Rajon Rondo
  • Posts: 808
  • Tommy Points: 23
I don't think it's gonna happen at all now that Rondo is gone. Messes up the 2nd unit too much.

is says next year

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 07:08:42 AM »

Offline clover

  • Front Page Moderator
  • Jim Loscutoff
  • ****
  • Posts: 4892
  • Tommy Points: 229
That's IMO the one remaining bit of lineup makeover the C's have to do with their current personnel. 

Will they?  I suspect with Rondo out such a move would be delayed a bit longer, since Doc's used to Pierce sometimes doing more ball handling.  Also, if Danny were to be considering trading him, they might not want to bench him in a lead up to that.

But I think it will be good and important to see how having the four young guys and KG starting works for a few months, to help in evaluating who is part of the longer-term answer. 





Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 07:25:02 AM »

Offline clover

  • Front Page Moderator
  • Jim Loscutoff
  • ****
  • Posts: 4892
  • Tommy Points: 229
Oh, and what's interesting about our lapdog sports media is that nobody has apparently asked Pierce this question.

Re: How might Pierce react to Doc asking him to be 6th man?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 11:12:01 AM »

Online LooseCannon

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9111
  • Tommy Points: 681
I thought Pierce said that he might be coming off the bench by the end of his current contract.
"The worst thing that ever happened in sports was sports radio, and the internet is sports radio on steroids with lower IQs.” -- Brian Burke, former Toronto Maple Leafs senior adviser, at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

 

Hello! Guest

Welcome to the CelticsBlog Forums.

Welcome to CelticsBlog