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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportfan View Post
    Pierce is not going to come off the bench. Come on guys.
    Until he gets his legs and stroke set, he'd help the team and himself more by playing off the bench. It's an honorable role, and it doesn't have to be forever, just until he works out the kinks.

    Too bad in this day Coaches can't do what's right because they spend 60% of their time keeping the egos massaged.
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    At Pierce's age and given his body type... even with the weight loss... I'm not convinced his legs will come back to him if he is asked to play 32+ plus minutes a game or heavens forbid the 40+ he played last night.
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    This team is scaring me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    Until he gets his legs and stroke set, he'd help the team and himself more by playing off the bench. It's an honorable role, and it doesn't have to be forever, just until he works out the kinks.

    Too bad in this day Coaches can't do what's right because they spend 60% of their time keeping the egos massaged.
    I agree that coaches often have to worry about egos when dealing with their players but I think if Doc approached Pierce the right away about it that he might embrace coming off the bench. He could still get 30+ minutes a game and play at crunch time.
    El Presidente

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