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Paul Pierce: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce had another great year and put up solid numbers all around. He was a leader and savior for the Celtics time and time again and continues to show how the next number up in the rafters in Boston will be No. 34. Paul Pierce was the leading scorer on the team, the captain, an All-Star, and a variety of other things for a strong Boston team that was plagued by injuries throughout the season. Despite their problems as a team, one thing was consistent: the Truth, Paul Pierce.

Regular Season

Pierce had another solid year offensively and only managed to miss one game the entire season. He averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He actually improved several of his statistics from the season before, which might be due to the decreased playing time of teammate Kevin Garnett. Overall though, it was just more of the same from Pierce.


During the playoffs, Pierce was still very good but occasionally showed some signs of being worn down from the season as well the amount of minutes he had been asked to play. In the playoffs, Pierce averaged 21 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game between both rounds.

Future Outlook

There once again should be more of the same from the Celtics captain next season as long as he remains healthy, which has never really been a problem for Pierce other than that 2006 season.

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  4. Pierce is truly the heart and soul of the team. I remember when he was in his second year and Tommy Heinsohn said that if he avoided injury, he’d eventually break most of the Celtic scoring records. Everybody laughed, but Tommy gets the last laugh on this one.
    Pierce never got the credit he was due because the Celts were so awful before the big three came into existence; but finally, everyone realizes just how good he is. Not the NBA’s best, by any means, but certainly in the top echelon. If he had the dribbling skills of former teammate Antoine Walker, he’d be unstoppable.

    His number should definitely be the next retired, up in the rafters, when his playing days are over.

    Posted by Ken | August 17, 2009, 7:33 pm
  5. Please excuse I need to vent. I wish there was a stat on players that take charges. I’ve been watching the celtics like forever and i have never seen an ALL Star caliber player take so many charges. There legit charges also not flops. This man has been accussed of being a so so defender until the last couple years and i find that to be off base. This man is TOUGH, tough and tough. Cripe hate to re-live it but the man was stabbed up teen times and stayed a Celtic. Good Call SHAQ —

    Posted by tools | September 13, 2009, 12:52 pm
  6. Hey YO! I believe that Pierce is an amazing player but that he’s not mentioned as much as all those weird Baseball Players. Though I love Baseball!! =)I think this might be because its not Bball season yet. Anyway! PAUL RULES EVERYWHERE !!! My 6 brothers absolutly love him and my five sisters think he’s pretty good.. though only two of them actually follow the Bball season. Though All my sis’s play BBall.. Even Kailie…. who’s 7! Rosaley is the best of them all though. But Kristina and Olivia are good too. Anna and Chloe and good too I guess. My brothers are good too. There’s James, Jake and Jack, Nathan, Martin, and Danny, who’s twins with Kailie( so are Jake and Jack). Alicia is my cousin and she is amazing too! I hope Pierce gets voted MVP soon!!! ROCK ON DUDE — Johnny-JJ Pierce FAN

    Posted by Johnny McClellan | September 23, 2009, 8:21 pm

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