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I don't even like Jerrett particularly (no defense) but he was the 40th pick in the draft, a pick OKC spent $2 million to buy.
Obviously they going to try to give the guy an NBA contract just to see how he pans out. Once in a while a random second rounder turns into Chandler Parsons. Low risk gamble.
1 month, 1 week ago on City Planning: The Thunder and their free agency flaws
Miami Heat = unsustainable parameters. Should have built through the draft like OKC.
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 7.11.14
@Oboy has got to be the most boring DT poster. 38k comments and nothing memorable.
Likes Josh McRoberts. Likes Kanye West. Can't remember anything else. ZZZZZZZ
2 months ago on Monday Bolts – 6.16.14
No more bickering, let's chill out to some smooth jazz.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Fish
Last year all of hated Fish and were forced to change to fish avatars.
This year even MJOKC thinks Perk had a good playoff run.
Grant Jerrett signed to OKC for the next 3 years.
Everyone now admits Lamb is mediocre.
It's good to be proven right.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 6.2.14
Perk back. Order restored.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
We got the best wing on the buyout market. Now can you malcontents stop whining about Miami nightlife and how cheap OKC management is?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 2.28.14
Worse without Perk.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Cavaliers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
Well, this is what you dolts have been wishing for: Perk's out for most of the regular season.
Either the Thunder excel with the deadweight off their backs or they struggle without their veteran anchor at center.
We'll see who's right.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 2.25.14
Kendrick Perkins has the best rim defense stats of any starting center or power forward in the NBA. He gives up only 34.8% at the rim. Better than Roy Hibbert (40.9%). Better than everyone.
Synergy ranks Perk as the 26th best defender in the league, giving up 0.73 points per play.
Synergy ranks Steven Adams as the 304th best defender in the league, giving up 0.95 points per play.
The world is what it is, not what you want it to be.
7 months ago on Thunder keep things rolling topping the Kings, 108-93
Mark Aisenberg works at Star Geophysics in Oklahoma City and he HATES poor people on food stamps. And cashiers at Staples, for some reason.
9 months, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 11.15.13
Adams is a remarkable -28 for the season. OKC as a team is -9 for the season.
Get this rookie off the floor.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder top the Suns in Westbrook’s return, 103-96
Minor league news: Tulsa traded Diante Garrett for the #1 pick overall in tonight's D-League draft and local guy Ben Uzoh.
Guess who entered the D-League draft pool: Grant Jerrett. A lot of work to get him to Tulsa. (Another team could have drafted him if Tulsa didn't have the #1 pick.)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Perk will sing your stupid song for Lil’ Perk
Perk had a better defensive rebounding rate last year than Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert, Nikola Pekovic and Roy Hibbert. Amazing but true.
The DT Hive Mind is wrong again.
10 months ago on The Side Part: The coolness of Steven Adams
@ChileToreado The guys drafted behind him are going to Europe to make $200K a year. If this is true Jerrett's going to the D-League to play for 20K. He would be valuing playing time and development time with the Tulsa coaching staff over a lot of cash.
Ryan Reid and Latavious Williams went this route after being drafted by the Thunder but they were much later picks in the second round. D-League didn't work out for those guys (at least in terms of a path to sticking on the Thunder).
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 9.30.13
Chase Budinger had a torn meniscus last November, came back in 4 months and 1 week, but the injury evidently didn't heal perfectly. Just announced he has to get surgery on the same knee again.
I don't want Russ playing until the full 6 months of recovery has elapsed (October 28th).
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Media day leftover
KD looking really spry in a workout from a week ago. Charlie Villaneuva looking old. And Kevin Love just looking on.
Turn the sound down on the video.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Russell Westbrook ‘not sure’ if he’ll be ready to start the season
Lamb's put on some muscle since summer league.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 9.27.13
Reggie compares Jerrett to Brian Cook. And Steven Adams to an ox.
@rednuht Nonsense! Media narrative wants gloom in OKC.
But they wouldn't bet their own paychecks on it. Vegas has OKC as the best team in the West with the second best odds (after Miami) to win the 2013-14 NBA championship.
Vegas knows best.
Jazz were always elite defensively with Ostertag on the floor. There are always idiot fans who can't understand how a player can contribute to winning despite only averaging 3 points a game.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Big questions heading in to Thunder training camp
@Lasch @DXL @FallenOSIRIS @Lasers Utah fans appreciated Ostertag's contributions and Jerry Sloan always praised Ostertag's defensive presence.
Wikipedia, LOL, is that really the best you have?
@Lasch @DXL @FallenOSIRIS @Lasers It's just not true, Utah fans appreciated Ostertag's contributions.
@FallenOSIRIS @DXL @Lasers It's out of proportion. Perk is the present day version of Greg Ostertag. A defensive big man, that's something that all NBA coaches love.
If he were as white as Ostertag he'd be a cult hero.
More cherry picking: Perk has the 5th best assist ratio among all NBA centers. Look it up. The guy doesn't shoot and passes the ball.
@Lasers @DXL The comments against Perk on this blog are vitriolic and hateful. That's a fair way to characterize them. Do you want me to start quoting some of the idiot comments?
@Lasers @DXL "No one hates Perkins." Really?
@Lasch @DXL @Perk-Nightmares There was never the same level of vitriolic HATE against Greg Ostertag.
@Perk-Nightmares @DXL Personality is a nice way to put it.
You and I both know if Perk were white they'd treat him like Greg Ostertag, he'd be a likeable big lug.
@Perk-Nightmares @DXL @Lasch More typical fan overreaction. Trading a 23 year old for a 29 year old in Bosh?
Dumb short term fan thinking.
@Lasch @DXL Fans always overreact to the last thing they saw. Professional NBA guys look at the big picture.
Ibaka and Thabo sucked in the playoffs, too, without Westbrook to set them up. Trade em all, right?
Philly owes Miami a first round pick (from the Arnett Moultrie trade) but it's lottery protected. If Philly misses the playoffs the next two seasons that obligation is extinguished and Miami will only get a second round pick.
An additional reason why Philly traded away Jrue Holiday and went for what looks like a multi-season tank job.
NBA Big men with a lower field goal percentage last season than Perk:
Andrew Bogut, Roy Hibbert, Ian Mahinmi, Tyler Zeller, Festus Ezeli, Brendan Haywood, Byron Mullens, Andrea Bargagni, Nazr Muhammed, Darrell Arthur, Bismack Biyombo, Kris Humphries, Big Baby Davis, Jason Maxiell, Marreese Speights, Chuck Hayes, Epke Udoh, Tyler Hansbrough, Thomas Robinson, Marcus Morris, Lou Amundson, and the knuckle pushup king Kevin Love.
I count 4 or 5 starters and one all-star.
Last year 301 NBA players had a worse field goal shooting percentage than Perk's 45.7%.
Just explain one more thing to me. Why do you criticize Perk's rebounding when he has a better rebounding rate than Nick Collison?
Why doesn't Nick Collison get hammered for the same rebounding issue?
@[corporate shill] The guy shoots 3.7 times a game. Usage. Context, right?
Because Nick shoots so efficiently OKC gets an extra point a game over a replacement player.
He's a defensive specialist, just like Perk.
I have to note this:
Perk, 47.9% TS
Kevin Love, 45.8% TS
Damn, Mr. Knuckle Pushups.
@[corporate shill] @DXL My question: could it be a good thing that Perk is incredibly low usage? It harms his PER but could it be helpful to OKC's offense?
You want KD eating up the usage right?
@[corporate shill] @DXL Advanced stats!
Roy Hibbert: 48.9% TS, 9.2 assist ratio, 17.4 defensive rebound rate
Perk: 47.9% TS, 19.7 assist ratio, 19.5 defensive rebound rate
Perk's not that inefficient (he's a good passer) he's just incredibly low usage.
@Lasch @DXL @[corporate shill] God forbid Russ is out longer with injury I put my faith in the coaching staff. If their worth they're salaries they'd be figure out a top 10 offense with just KD.
@[corporate shill] Of course Perk is abysmal on offense. But he shoots 4 times a game! What does it matter? He's there to run around and set 150 to 200 screens a game. He's a big moving wall to get KD free, that's it on offense.
The offense works, it's the best in the NBA.
Consider the possibility that subtracting Perk and adding a guy who shoots more but spends less time running around setting screens may harm that #1 ranked offense.
Would have won that Memphis series if OKC's offense could have averaged a measly 95 points a game.
Couldn't score 95 points a game with the best offensive player on the planet on your side.
That series loss goes against Scott Brooks for not being able to adjust. You have to imagine an experienced coach like Popovich would have done better.
@Woodhouse @DXL Data boy, answer a simple question, what affects OKC's fortunes more: Russ's efficiency on the 1500 shots he shoots or Perk's efficiency on the 300 shots he shoots?
@Sustainable Parameters @DXL Did Marc Gasol not score any points in the regular season? Did ZBo not score in the regular season? These guys are good players, they get theirs.
But the fact is OKC's defense was as good as it was in the regular season. Equivalent to a top 3 defense, even in the playoffs.
The offense fell off a fucking cliff.
@Sustainable Parameters @DXL OKC's defense was as good in the playoffs as it was in the regular season. Look up the defensive efficiency statistics.
The defense held, but the offense failed after Westbrook's injury. Those are the facts.
@Sustainable Parameters @DXL Offense failed without Westbrook. Presti's making no knee jerk changes because of an injury. He's going to wait patiently for the injured player to return.
Perk took 313 shots in the regular season and made 45.7% of them.
Russ took 1535 shots in the regular season and made 43.8% of them.
A missed shot is a missed shot. Perk looks very ugly when he misses (and when he makes) and Russ looks electrifying missing mid-range jumpers.
Perk's negative effect on the offense is completely exaggerated, and just doesn't show up in the plus-minus data (with Russ healthy).
Perk does his job on defense, just like Nick. They're role players, not offensive stalwarts.
@Sustainable Parameters @DXL @Woodhouse Be nice or I'll make you get the really expensive Grant Jerrett jersey. Custom made.
I got a DM today and know something you don't!
@Bryson Not the same level of vitriolic HATE for a player who was significantly worse than Perk.
@Sustainable Parameters @Woodhouse @DXL 4 year extension. Get your facts right!