Clippers’ Rivers: Don’t Want to Overuse Pierce

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Reunited with Paul Pierce this offseason, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday night he has yet to determine a set role for the veteran swingman.

Rivers did, however, have an idea how the 37-year-old could help his team.

“Well, hopefully make some shots when we are up 20 in the fourth quarter. That would be nice,” quipped Rivers.

Turning more serious, Rivers added, “Paul will be great. Paul, I don’t want to overuse him. I know that. So, I don’t even know how we are going to use him yet. I want to play him at [power forward] a lot. What I want him to be is healthy in the playoffs. So however we can figure that out, that’s what I’m going to try to do.”

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN