Re: Shaq O'Neil and Jermaine O'Neil Would Give Excellent Matchup Options.....
posted at 8/4/2010 9:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Shaq O'Neil and Jermaine O'Neil Would Give Excellent Matchup Options.....
[QUOTE]The fact is for 1.3 million, if he wants to act up, or doesnt buy in, or becomes a cancer, we can sit em, cut em, whatever, but I say give this guys his backup minutes, 15 a game, when Perk comes back, he should hidden on the bench until playoff time, maximizing what he can bring, and he will be motivated in the playoffs, but if you wanna win reg. season games, you dont play him as much..the quicker Perk comes back the quicker we can hide him away until May, but I agree his pick n roll "D" is horrible, but he will be playing off bench, and we have other guys to combat that , we have the best help defense in the league..
Posted by patsfan76[/QUOTE]
Very good points.
Im thinking we'll need to give Shaq/JO more minutes, even when Perk comes back. Lets admit it, Perk didnt have such a great season. His offensive game deteriorated & his rebounding was terrible. With both Perk & Rondo on the court, defenses had two players they could roam from. Both Shaq and JO give us more options offensively than Perk.
I like Perk but dont think of him as I once did. Turnovers, Techs, lack of rebounding/blocking out. He gets great praise for how he handles Howard and deservedly so. he also plays well defensively within the system to a degree. Beyond that, Perk hasnt impressed me that much this past season.
Im thinking if Perk is ready come Feb... he comes off the bench