Re: Use Perk to get that elusive SF
posted at 8/4/2010 9:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Use Perk to get that elusive SF
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Use Perk to get that elusive SF : You don't know the players well. A. Jermaine O'Neil had a high sprain ankle injury when Miami played BOston in the post season. B. Shaq can give an honest 16-24 quality minutes per game still. C. SInce the C's literally have half the entire NBA's quality bigmen on their team now, and minutes can be kept low for all, wear and tear will be at a minimum. Performance for all should go UP. None of the C's PF's or C's will be expected to carry the team for any stretch run, or even for a single game literally. You literally have 5-6 bigs who on any night can give you 20 plus points.
Posted by SuperNtrain[/QUOTE]
Agree with A & B completely.
C? 5 or 6 bigs who can score 20 any given night? Hmmm. That is a bit of a stretch, unless you mean if we fed them the rock and gave them 35+ minutes and the chances to do so. But the team shouldn't be doing that.
Shaq scored 20 points 6 times last year, 1 of them a playoff game vs us. I would look for 16-20 mins as you said, all with KG on the court with him. A few games where he is hot and gets like 28 mins and a 16 and 10 would be great. He will be a very useful puzzle piece.
Jermaine O'Neal scored 20 9x last year, good to see he had a strong start tho before the injuries you mentioned that came later in the year. He hyperextended his knee as well. He had 7 double doubles in his 1st 18 games. I can easily see 24-28 mins per from him, a couple 20 point games, and a better than expected season, if he is indeed healthier than at any point in the last 3 years.
Perk scored 20 once last year. He was pretty much a 12/9 with over 2 blocks a game through January, then really fell off, sad to see. If we had the Perk we got the 1st 3 months of the year for the entire playoffs we prob would have taken Miami and Orlando in sweeps and LA/Cleve each in 5. Now it won't be till '11-'12 before we see that Perk again.
Baby scored 20 only once all season as well. I expect him to start the season getting 24-28 mins a game and giving us a 9/5
KG should be healthier than anytime in 2 years. I'd look for a few 20 point games from him, he had 12 last year, but also a lot of rest as we are stacked up front and he needs it. Another 24-28 min a game guy, but a better PER in the time he does play, as he'll be more comfortable with his body all year and more able to spend his energy on defense with Shaq a bigger offensive threat than Perk playing next to him.
That's 5... and one guy will miss 2/3 of the season. Unless you think Harangody is a threat to score 20?