View Full Version : Paul Pierce vs Joe Johnson

11-21-2006, 05:02 PM

They are scoring at virtually the same rate (about 28 points per game), trying desperately to move their teams into what seems to be a wide-open Eastern Conference playoff race. Boston's Paul Pierce, an All-Star for the last five seasons, is much better-known to the public than Atlanta's Joe Johnson. But Johnson, who may have found a permanent home with the Hawks, should almost certainly be an All-Star this season, and is a favorite of NBA aficionados who can keep their Johnsons straight.

Pierce is considered the superior scorer, a bloodless competitor who always wants the ball at crunch time. Johnson, who often directs the offense and can be a shut-down defender, is considered the more versatile player. But Pierce gets a respectable 3.5 assists per game (close to Johnson's 4.1) and is underrated as a rebounder with 9.5, better than Johnson's 5.9. Pierce is also the more accurate free-throw shooter (.750 to Johnson's .684), which is a good thing since he gets to the line as much as anyone in the league.

"Joe can do as many things well as any player in the league," said one NBA assistant coach. "I know the Phoenix Suns wish they still had him. Over the last few years, Pierce has become a little bit undervalued because he hasn't been able to take the Celtics anywhere, but he is still an elite player. I'd still give the slight edge to Pierce."

I'm also giving the nod to PIERCE. But let's check at season's end and see which star got his team more W's.

11-21-2006, 06:24 PM
I'd say Pierce.

11-21-2006, 06:43 PM

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12-04-2006, 07:06 PM

12-17-2006, 07:58 PM
PP easy

12-17-2006, 09:46 PM
Damn I didnt knew Paul was averaging 9.5 rpg !!!

Pierce > Johnson

Not by much though

12-18-2006, 11:55 PM
Wow is this a serious question? PP by miles and miles..

12-19-2006, 12:09 AM
Wow is this a serious question? PP by miles and miles..
as of right now i'd still want pierce on my team...but not by "miles and miles."

01-19-2007, 11:49 PM
Paul Pierce. Joe isn't a star or all-star yet. Paul Pierce is a superstar. He just has horrible teammates.

01-20-2007, 12:35 AM
Paul Pierce anyday.

01-20-2007, 05:51 PM
paul!!! JJ is overrrated....

01-21-2007, 01:58 PM
Paul Pierce by far.

01-21-2007, 10:38 PM
You gotta go with Pierce

01-21-2007, 11:02 PM
Wow is this a serious question? PP by miles and miles..

Pierce, but not by miles and miles.. Don't be too much of a homer :D

08-26-2008, 08:33 AM
Got to get tough! Yo JOE!

08-26-2008, 10:03 AM
Pierce is better IMO.

08-26-2008, 10:36 AM
Paul Pierce