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Pierce to Danny: Where’s the bench?

Like Celtics fans, Paul Pierce is growing impatient with the team's lack of movement on free agents:

"I thought it was a great move picking up Jermaine [O'Neal], giving us
an inside presence in case Rasheed [Wallace] retires, but sometimes I'm
looking at all the players signing and wish we would get on the ball a
little bit," Pierce said. "I trust in Danny [Ainge] to put a good team
around us, but I'm sitting here watching all these good players fall to
other teams."

Still, Pierce suggested there were still important pieces that needed
to be added. He seemed particularly stung by the loss of reserve
swingman Tony Allen, who chose to join the Memphis Grizzlies over
staying in Boston.

"We got a lot [to add] right now," said
Pierce. "We lost TA, we don't have Nate [Robinson], we might not have
Rasheed. We gotta add a bench. We got our work cut out. We need
perimeter defense and we need to add a backup point guard to help out
[Rajon] Rondo, if Nate doesn't come back. And we need another big."

Those are strong words from the Truth. He must be wondering why he gave the Celtics a discount on his contract, if they were going to fill out the roster with also-rans and wannabes.

In other news, the team has reportedly signed ex-Nets coach Lawrence Frank to serve as an assistant on Doc's staff.

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  • Double P Reppin the B

    He’s right. The East just got a whole lot better and is gonna be much harder than the West now. Coming out of the Eest would be really hard for last years team now and we have regressed since then. I don’t know how people feel like we are all set and are still the “Eastern Champs” well the Bulls, Magic, Heat, and Hawks are all going to have something to say about that now. We need to start getting some good free agents.

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Oh nice. I’m a fan of Frank. That’s really good news. \m/

  • Lee in Oregon

    i like Frank too, but unless he can D up or shoot, Danny better get busy. I’m glad Pierce said something, as of right now his back-up is the Harangody.

  • JD

    The problem is who we have been filling out our bench with since the championship season. Ever since Posey left, we haven’t had one guy who could even be close to a sixth man of the year type bench player. We need a proven wing on the bench who can play defense, shoot, and not have us wondering whether he is going to work out or not all off season. Hopefully Danny can get a player like this with Sheed’s contract.

  • Thanks P-Dub. Where the f*** is the scoring gonna come from? I said it earlier, and I hate to sound negative, but c’mon son! P, Ticket and Ray are on the way out, and are not going to be able to carry this team alone-especially w/the way the East is stacked now. We need another serious scoring threat, and O’Neal ain’t it.

  • realfacts

    you are right paul, where is the bench.

  • Travis

    You people forget Rondo gets better every year…

  • Ken

    Yes and the rest of the team gets older.