OFFSEASON

Pierce: 'Just trying to give the game what it needs'

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Pierce: 'Just trying to give the game what it needs'

Paul Pierce discusses his role on the Celtics after losing Jared Sullinger and Rajon Rondo to injury.

Pierce takes a simple approach when it comes to the new-look Celtics, saying that on certain nights he will need to step up in one area and on another night may need to step up in another area.

"Just trying to play to my abilities," said Pierce. "Just trying to give the game what it needs."

For more from the captain, check out the video above.

OFFSEASON

Celtics second in Larry Sanders’ Twitter poll for his next team

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Celtics second in Larry Sanders’ Twitter poll for his next team

Veteran forward Larry Sanders, who hasn’t played since December of 2014, has taken to Twitter to get feedback on “Which team do you believe will utilize my skills the best?”

So far, it’s his last team, the Milwaukee Bucks leading, with the Celtics edging the Cavaliers for second place.  

Sanders, 27, has been away from basketball after two drug-related suspensions and issues with anxiety and depression led him to accept a buyout from the Bucks.  The 6-11 Sanders was a solid rim protector. He averaged 1.8 blocks a game in his career. Could the Celtics, with an already crowded roster, take a flyer on him as a low-cost option?