Truth & Rumors > NBA

Ainge: Pierce's starting days may be over

Views
40021
Comments
2099

08:04 AM ET 05.13 | Danny Ainge made his final weekly radio appearance of 2010-11, and he managed to make some headlines. The starting lineup could see some significant changes next season. If Jeff Green returns, Ainge said the 24-year-old's role will certainly be enhanced. Ainge said he intends to extend Green a qualifying offer before the July 30 deadline. He threw out the hypothetical possibility of Paul Pierce coming off the bench, but said the veterans will be willing to play different roles. "Knowing father time never loses, I think their being able to carry a team day in and out might be over," Ainge said.

The Boston Globe

Doc Rivers, Getty Images Doc Rivers, Getty Images
May 13, 2011  08:06 AM ET

first

May 13, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Yeah Paul coming off the bench. I see a window slamming shut.

May 13, 2011  08:11 AM ET

This could be a real interesting off-season for the C's. Both Ainge and Doc realize changes need to be made and I'm sure Doc has been assured by Ainge that's what will happen.

May 13, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Pierce off the bench... not a bad idea.

He'll still get his minutes and would be a hell of a mismatch.

May 13, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Pierce off the bench... not a bad idea. He'll still get his minutes and would be a hell of a mismatch.

Of course, they'd be behind by 20 when he came in.

May 13, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Wow....Why not move PP to shooting guard and start Green at SF.....As great as Allen is maybe its time to let him go....Possible get someone to play center and backup KG while you are at it.....

May 13, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Wow....Why not move PP to shooting guard and start Green at SF.....As great as Allen is maybe its time to let him go....Possible get someone to play center and backup KG while you are at it.....

May 13, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Wow....Why not move PP to shooting guard and start Green at SF.....As great as Allen is maybe its time to let him go....Possible get someone to play center and backup KG while you are at it.....

May 13, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Sorry about the triple post...I guess my computer thought it was a good point or something....lol

May 13, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sorry about the triple post...I guess my computer thought it was a good point or something....lol

Either that or you have a stuttering computer...

May 13, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Rudy Gay, will be a Celtic and O.J a Bull.

May 13, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Why not just fired Doc and let Danny coach the team. He appears to know it all. Yeah Right.

If they don't get Danny the hell out of there they are going to be back in the lottery soon.

May 13, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Either that or you have a stuttering computer...

Im going to get it speech therapy then....lol


Man its weird having this long of layoff between games....Hell we are usually out by this time anyways....

May 13, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Rudy Gay, will be a Celtic and O.J a Bull.

And how is this going to happen?


The C's going to have a time machine and transform Jermaine O-Milkdud back to 2003 form and trade him to the Grizz...

May 13, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

And how is this going to happen? The C's going to have a time machine and transform Jermaine O-Milkdud back to 2003 form and trade him to the Grizz...

Three way Bulls, Celtics, and Memphis. Allen going to Memphis with role players thrown in and a Chicago first rounder. Memphis are going to free up cap room for Marc Gasol.

May 13, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Things will look a lot better when we get Howard on the C's!

May 13, 2011  08:41 AM ET

IM Surprised KG hasn't ripped off your head Yet Ainge.... or that you haven't been fired END HIS JOB!!!!

May 13, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Things will look a lot better when we get Howard on the C's!

LOL! For Sure!!! Wasup Epoch!?!?

May 13, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Pierce off the bench... not a bad idea. He'll still get his minutes and would be a hell of a mismatch.

Bad Idea, Pierce is a starter period. Dude is going to request a trade if he has to come off the bench. Ziggy, tell them!

 
May 13, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Rudy Gay, will be a Celtic and O.J a Bull.

If Rudy Gay Became A Celt and We Somehow got Dwight Howard that would be a scary team...

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    1479
    Comments
    778
  2. 2
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    24342
    Comments
    684
  3. 3
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1462
    Comments
    526
  4. 4
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    3480
    Comments
    504
  5. 5
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    1545
    Comments
    130

SI.com

SI Photos