Re: Perk Rejected 4-year 30m Offer by the Cs
posted at 2/6/2011 12:22 PM EST
I think 4yr @ $30M is a perfectly reasonable and generous offer to Perk.
I think he will regret turning it down
I think Perk is worth the $30M as a Celtic and on this team, during this particular window.
I agree with what another person wrote earlier, if Perk signs with another team for $50M , he'd quickly be viewed as an overrated bust because of all that he can't do offensively. And it's also true and has to be said, Perk is not a good rebounder , certainly NOWHERE near the type of rebounder a guy like Troy Murphy is , and Murphy is going to be banging on Ainge's door the second his contract is up. Ainge would be able to get Troy Murphy for the type of contract Brad Miller or Jermaine O'Neal were given. Put Troy Murphy next to KG and limit his minutes to 24 a game like Perk, and watch your (innaccurate) perception of Troy Murphy change instantly. Murphy is a great natural rebounder. He has the jumper Big Baby wishes he had (from 3pt range as well) , has better hands, is a better passer, and is a better foul shooter than Perk.
Perk has to be careful not to outsmart himself on this one, he should sign that contract today or he'll end up like Nomar...
All Jefferson was smart enough to sign his $50M deal when it was offered, then he got hurt AGAIN, had he not signed the deal, he'd be playing for half the salary today.
I love Perk , but I love him on THIS TEAM, with this collection of guys who can cover up for his shortcomings, if he went to another team for $12M for 5yrs , he would be exposed and with his permanent frown, he would be hated by the fans pretty quickly. He'd be expected to be a 15 and 10 player when he's an 8 and 8 player at best.
I say leave the $30M offer on the table for Perk and come up with a similar offer for Big Baby. I love both players, but that's what they are worth. Let's also remember it was Mark Cuban who gave Raef LaFrenz that huge contract...neither Perk or Big Baby is worth more than Ray Allen. Sorry, but they are not...
the days when star free agents had an "anywhere but Boston" attitude are long gone. The Celtics now have the ownership, the management, the coaches, the modern training facilities , and a Championship core that players want to be a part of. If Perk and Big Baby want to cash out, Ainge will have no problem replacing them with better players for shorter money
Perk needs to sign the deal and not outsmart himself. Same with Big Baby.