Re: Kendrick Perkins
posted at 8/15/2013 9:25 PM EDT
In response to aciemvp's comment:
In response to Karllost's comment:
I think Perk is a lost cause in OKC...
What does puzzle me is one or two seasons after we won the title (cant recall which), Perk started putting together an offensive game..
Had developed a few decent post moves and I remember saying to myself how hard its gonna be for any team to beat us....now that we have a post presence.. What happened???
Perk completely lost it,,, hard to explain or understand but the guy truly seems to have become worse with each new season.
Regarding the trade, I thought DA did the right thing cause perk was going to be a FA anyway at the end of the season. We got JG in return and what a steal for the C's thats looking like now.
perkins was a player who had zero margin for error. remember now that he had those recurring and apparently un-solvable shoulder problems when he played for us. at his best, perkins was a lumbering clod who could hit an overly mechanical short jump hook from in close and an occasional face up set shot from 4-8 feet.
we saw the BEST perkins ever had to offer for about a half season- i remember it well- i was even a little bit excited about him- through about half a season he was averaging 12.8 pts a game, respectable and 9.X rebounds. then he proceeded to go way downhill in the second half of the season offensively and tailed off on rebounds but remained a good bang 'em up guy.
now that he's blown out a knee, perkins' margin of error is closed. i give him a lot of credit for trying hard- he got the big contract from OKC, lost a lot of weight by all acounts and came into camp at 260-270 but he still stank. you're talking about a guy with limited coordination to begin with who no longer has 100% knee mobility or shoulders. it is what it is.
and i cannot believe that OKC did not amnesty the dead body of perkins. he did less than nothing for them as evidenced by the difference of +9 when he's not on the floor. if perk isn't an idiot with his money he should be able to have a great life, that's the good news for him. and for a time he was an important piece of what we were doing here. thank GOD we got rid of him when we did.
That's two guys we dumped just in time ... Perk and Big Baby !!!