Re: Chip on his shoulder
posted at 9/14/2010 10:28 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Chip on his shoulder
[QUOTE]Perk peaked when it was said he was the reason the Celtics lost due to his absence. I believe this to be true.
Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]
Perhaps it is symantics, but Perkins peaked during games 1-39 last year and then decisively slid down hill. Through game 39, he was an unprecedented 12.4 pts, 8.3 rebs, 2.1 blocks- the best he would ever be. And from there on out to the end of the regular season, Perkins declined to 7.7 pts, 6.9 rebs, 1.3 blocks and a great deal of increased ball bobbling, general bumbling and stumbling around setting horrible jurassic style moving picks.
Then you take it into the playoffs and Perkins was a putrid 5.7 ppg and 6.2 rebs/game while swatting a miserable 1.4 shots a game. He stunk. And that was before the injury. And he neutered himself with the idiotic technical foul obsession- he felt he couldn't "be himself" or he'd get whistled. This dumb "himself" should never have been allowed to be by the C's in the first place- it's not like this guy is Sheed in his prime or any sort of key producer who it's worth tolerating the ref baggage with.
Perkins is finished. If he comes back with flying colors from this serious injury, the most he might ever be is 5 and 5 with dramatically diminished mobility- in other words, he could get steady mins on the wolves or some other non playoff team, otherwise he would be too much of a liability ot have on the floor.
I say we should trade him or drop him. We owe him nothing. He owed the team more basic intelligence than to create as much possible ill will with the refs as he did. Instead he went right ahead and did that and then used it as an excuse to be less aggressive.
Remembah vitaly potato? this injury did him in. and a load of other big guys with marginal mobility pre-injury. Watch for things to be no different with Perkins.