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