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Re: random things make you say Hmmmm
Josh, you mention Roy Williams and that's exactly why I still have hope
that Pierce will turn it around. He was an unselfish team player at
Kansas, who fit into a system and excelled. So he CAN be that kind of
player. That we agree on.
Unfortunately, he's playing exactly like the guy you mentioned - Jerry
Stackhouse. It's not about what he CAN be. It's about what he is. Right
now, he's Stackhouse. He needs a strong coach - and a willingness to be
coached - to return to Paul Pierce, circa 2001-02.
I just think you're seeing him only as the guy from two seasons ago and
not recognizing that he hasn't been that guy for a while. We all know
he's capable of it. But at some point he has to do it. If he isn't
willing, then, like Ravi said, he has to go. You don't build your team
around Jerry Stackhouse.
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I don't know where you and Mark get the idea that
Pierce is a ball-hogging offense killer. He does
do that without a coach, but so would any top-flight
scorer. If anything, Pierce's flaw is in being too comfortable
as another cog in the machine. The guy was schooled
well by Roy Williams, and knows what it means to
play within a team context. You're talking about Jerry
Stackhouse, not Paul Pierce.