Re: Report: The Vets aren't happy with trading Perk
posted at 2/25/2011 1:12 AM EST
In Response to Re: Report: The Vets aren't happy with trading Perk
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Report: The Vets aren't happy with trading Perk : It's a gamble by Ainge but yes. I'm a fan of Green, he's a decent player. Robinson would be covered by West when he returns? Perkins was offered a contract by Ainge but rejected it? I feel that if Perkins had signed the contract he'd probably still be a Celtic. Perhaps Ainge didn't think that Perkins would re-sign with the team. And that it'd be best to trade him and get some value in return. Would be hard emotionally for the players. But I see more of an upside for your team than a negative.
Posted by RUWorthy[/QUOTE]
Big Perk fan me. Big.
Big Danny fan too.
As much as I love Perk, I expected him to be better coming off the injury, especially being under the tuteledge of Shaq, because just watching Shaq is inspiring and should be a learning experinence for a guy like Perk. But after 7 years he never learned to go right back up with a rebound, like McHale taught all big men, instead of bringing it down to your knees and winding up to . . . get it blocked. And as much as I love Perk, his hands seemed to get worse this season instead of better, and I really expected Perk to be able to finish better this season, but instead, in the minutes he played, he seemed to be worse this season at finishing.
I think Danny saw this also, and not being an emotional fan like I, he took the prudent fiscal move and the prudent B-ball move and moved Perk to team where Perk will thrive, and we will get a much needed, versitile player who can not only back up Paul, but can play at three positions.
DA is a better B-ball business man than I, for I could have never traded Perk, strictly for emotional reasons.
I don't think it has anything to do with contracts, but with what Perk brought to the team and what he took away from the team. He brought great interior defense, but he took away about 10 points a game with his leaden hands, and all except Rondo recently grew reluctent to pass the ball in to a wide open Perk.
I think now, in retrospect, that Perk played himself out of Boston: his value diminished in relation to the teams we have to beat to get to the title. I think that if the Magic and the Lakers were the teams we considered we had to conquer to get the title, Perk would still be here, maybe, but with his lack of improvement factored in, Perk became somewhat expendable, and Danny's trading partners played right into Danny's hands.
A simple equation in Danny's head: Perk: + defense, - offense: we win games by limiting other teams scoring but we lose games for lack of offense. It's a game where the team with the most points wins at the end, and as important as defense is, if you can't outscore your oppenent, you lose.
Perk became an offensive liability that negated his defensive positives.
Now Perk is in a much better situation for himself, and the Celtics are also in a better position to win title 18.
Hat's off to Danny. That's why he's the Gm and I am not.