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We covered much of Paul Pierce’s work so far over the weekend, but against San Antonio, he showed us a way that he could probably be utilized more as the season progresses.When the Celtics use Pierce in Off Screen plays, he has been pretty average. His efficiency isn’t elite — 0.86 PPP, good for 23rd in the NBA — but it’s sufficient. What’s surprising is that Off Screen plays make up 20.6% of Pierce’s offensive usage, despite being considerably less efficient than several other options. Pierce is averaging 1.08 PPP in Spot-Up opportunities (14.9% of all plays), 0.88 in Isolation (14.5%), and 1.17 PPP in Transition (17.1%). It should be noted, of course, that including Transition plays is kind of cheating, because those plays so often end in mismatches or open shots.Pierce has a better eFG% from 3-point range than he does from 16-23 feet and from 10-15 feet, but that doesn’t mean every shot he takes should be a 3-pointer. Indeed, he seems to really struggle shooting 3-pointers off sc...
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