Re: Come playoffs, we will miss Perkins severely
posted at 2/27/2011 7:48 PM EST
Fans, I appreciate that everyone has an opinion about this trade, but for those who want to claim this trade is a bad move......we should base our opinions on at least some facts and history. Perk was slow, comical when he got the ball at times, in foul trouble a lot, and had stupid picks at inopportune times. Balance that with the fact he was a good defensive rebounder and a great low post defender. There's not way to know right now to know if Perk's strengths cannot be replaced and just how much we'll miss him. For sure, we won't have that monster low post defender, but we'll have fewer dumb turnovers, have more points from the Center position (meaning less pressure on KG and Pierce and Rondo), and be slightly better at offensive boards.
Will we be a better team? None of us knows for sure, yet. We'll see. But, let's give it a chance. Doc is a great at bringing players into the system and Green is a flexible athletic player we didn't have (Quis is NOT as good at Green). If Danny picks up another player, we could get even better (and I'm not a fan of that player being Murphy but if its him, I hope he adds something to the team). Whoever it is, we'll have yet another tool.
Luke, Semih, Quis when hurt, and Nate basically were giving us nothing so we didn't give up anything other than Perk. Is Green, Krstic, draft picks, and cap room worth more than Perk? Yes.
Let's give this trade and the new team a chance before pronouncing it a failure, especially since KG, Rondo, Ray, Paul, and BBD are all still in the same position they were before and they are the biggest parts of our winning.
The biggest gamble is Shaq's and JON's health. Let's hope Danny knows something we don't on that front.