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All hail Paul Pierce, the only player to rank in the top five in both seasons. The Celtics’ small forward ascended to the top in 2011-12, when he averaged 1.057 points per possession and shot 48 percent from the post. Pierce, 34, posted up a bit more often last season than in 2010-11, suggesting that he has discovered a weapon that will age well. He drew a free throw on 21 percent of his post-up possessions, the highest number in the sample. That old man game
SI.com: The good and bad of post play
You don’t think of post play with Paul Pierce, but that’s just because you always think about him as a slasher. His signature shot is a step back from the right elbow. Before Pierce’s name was even mentioned, you’d probably never even mention him if you were asked “who is the NBA’s most productive post scorer?”
Yet there he