Paul Pierce came off the bench for just the fourth time in his 16 year career on Tuesday night against his former team. Pierce didn’t play well, scoring just 4 points and he didn’t make a shot all night.
Although he is still working his way back from a broken hand, Jason Kidd thinks he may have found his sixth man:
“I liked him being a leader with that second group,” Kidd said. “Will it stay that way? I don’t know. We will look at the video tomorrow as a team and coaches. I will talk to Paul and see what his comfort level is, but I would like to get him back, give him more minutes and get him used to that glove.”
So what does Pierce think of the whole thing? He sounded on board, sort of:
“It’s all about winning,” Pierce said. “If that’s what’s best for the team, then so be it.”
So obviously he said he’s fine with it, but he wants to start. There is no way that someone as talented and as decorated as Pierce wants to come off the bench. The Nets looked good with Deron Williams back, and when they get fully healthy, they could start playing at a high level.