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Cavs got a taste of "intangibles" tonight against Nets. Perk came in the first quarter and dug the Cavs a hole that they never got out of. 5 minutes, 2 TO, one dumb foul, two very poor defensive possessions.
2 days, 15 hours ago on Kevin Durant done for the season: Five big questions
@Expert Eric @propsizzle You may be living in a cardboard box tomorrow, but I like your style
5 days, 22 hours ago on Week in Review: Groundhog Day
@Jeremy2 He got $1000.00 for every time he chased a point guard 20 from the basket.
8 months, 1 week ago on The very important golden patch controversy
He'd shoot and miss, of course. Then drop the gun and scowl at Westbrook
1 year, 8 months ago on The Side Part: ThaBro’s Fourth of July Country Jubilee Gathering of Dopeness
OH Boy, Presti believes that statistics prove that Perk is a keeper. Be very afraid.
1 year, 10 months ago on Presti: Amnesty is ‘not really something we’ve explored’
Presti is not going to hire a coach that will bench Perkins. It would be an admission that the Perkins trade and contract were mistakes. I do not see this organization admitting mistakes.
1 year, 10 months ago on Should the Thunder amnesty Kendrick Perkins?
Did any of you folks ever play on a team where one team member kept his starting job no matter how crappy he/she played? Wasn't that great for team morale?
Perk does not play harder than anyone else. In fact, he refuses to rebound on 85% of possessions. He spends time on offense keeping out of the way. Who on the Thunder does not play as hard as Perk????? The answer is nobody. This was a failed experiment in bringing in a mediocrity who happened to be on a championship team (Fisher, too). The lame thought by Thunder management was that championships are not won by talent, but by having been there before. Brooks played the cards he was dealt.
1 year, 10 months ago on OKC’s season ends early as Memphis moves on, 88-84
@OK_Rebel @Old Man from Oil country Nine Million of them
1 year, 10 months ago on Gone in 90 seconds: Thunder can’t close Game 3, 87-81
@Fisha Status @Old Man from Oil country OK. I'll wait until Fisha says its ok.
Is it safe for me to post now? I was run off of this board in the beginning of the season for criticizing Perk. Almost everyone said I did not get it. Perk was a great defender and great influence on the young players. Do I get amnesty?
@MostJadedGamer Rondo is not the answer. With Rondo, we have only one scorer in the starting lineup. What is he going to do? With KD doubled, he has to rely upon Perkins to score on postups or Ibaka to hit midrange jumpers. An awful idea
2 years, 9 months ago on Russell Westbrook: Mindset
@OBoymuzik I think the "suggestor" was named Spolstra
(1) There is not a team in the league that would not take RW and start him at either the 1 or 2 with his current contract
(2) Perkins is not lazy or playing without effort. Is is not in physical condition to play at this level. He rests on closeouts because he thinks he can get away with it if the opponent misses. He leaks out on rebounding opportunities hoping that he could not have gotten the bound. Anyone who has played this game understands the choices you make when you are not in shape or tired, and can see those choices played out in Perkins' decisions about when to put out effort.
@FF_pickups @Old Man Game Not so much lazy, as lacking the physical conditioning to play at this level. This is not the same Perkins that played for Boston
2 years, 9 months ago on 3-on-3: Quick change?
"It will never happen"
Forget benching Perkins to start the game. I will never happen. Perk is the equivalent of the coach's son in Little League. He plays no matter what.
OKC should win this series. But, I would really like to see Scott tell Perkins to roll hard to the basket after the high screens. Too many times, Perk does not move after the screen and double teams become effective. Also, Perk would then be in position to get a few offensive rebounds, which he never gets now.
2 years, 9 months ago on Practice Report: Keep calm and… keep calm
Stop blaming Scott. He was given a team built by Presti on the character of Perkins and Fisher. You heard it all. They won rings. They are great leaders. They will train the young guys. Now, when the scheme is exposed as weak, you folks want the coach to ignore management's plan for a championship and bench the leaders he has been saddled with. Wrong target!
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Game 2 Pregame Primer
@areayewhy What can be more fruitless than more arguments about Perkins' effectiveness? Those who believe in "toughness" will never back down. Those who believe is "stats" will never accept his value. Why rehash the same comments posted over the last several months. For what it is worth, In my opinion, from watching Perkins in replays on DVD, slow mo, on many possessions, he is a grossly overrated defender and a liability on offense. But, Scott Brooks, Presti, and dozens of posters disagree. So, I thought it appropriate to bring out the entertainment value of Kendrick Perkins, which is the one part of his game that is beyond reasonable dispute.
2 years, 10 months ago on Practice Report: Bouncing back, moving on
Lay off Perkins - He's the most interesting player in the game today. Who is more entertaining? The excitement when Perk posts up is beyond description. The anticipation of the reaction to each foul call, or even each out-of-bounds call. His calling for the ball while Westbrook pretends not to see him, then Perk's reaction. This is all great drama that cannot be replaced. Who cares if he gets only two rebounds every half hour?
@Lokedogg Didn't we just get burned by trading for "attitude" and "intensity" instead of what the acquisition could do on the Court? And, KG won't come cheap.
3 years ago on OKC digs deep hole and can’t get out against the Spurs, 114-105
@dream catcher You are correct. It's not selfishness, it's just bad decisions. But, that is not the biggest problem we have by far. Rebounding, interior defense, etc.
@dream catcher Not so sure I would put it on "selfishness." It's more lack of confidence in somebody else having a better chance then he has of scoring. There's a difference. I don't see RW as a stat hog.
We have four championship caliber players, and a bunch of guys who either add little value or are a detriment on the floor. But, those four players are probably enough to carry the rest. We have an interesting experiment here. Can a team win with negative contributions from the center position? Miami is almost in that situation, although Joel A is better than Perk/Nazr are at this stage of their careers. The best hope is that we match up with weak-centered teams in the West and get Miami in the finals.
@sammasaaron Give me a break. I only pulled the Greeks out because of the anecdotal evidence that was being used to support the claims of Perk the defender. Maybe I went too far.
3 years ago on Monday Bolts – 3.5.12
@sammasaaron @BRY BRY @ILikePancakes @shiki Proof by authority? Ok. Chris Webber this year - "The players do not think Perkins is a good defender. That comes from the media." I guest that's why the Greeks exposed proof by authority as false proof about 2500 years ago, right?
@ThunderChick2010 @sammasaaron @BRY BRY @ILikePancakes @shiki Low post defender = A defender beginning defensive coverage while his man is positioned in the low post.
@sammasaaron @BRY BRY @ILikePancakes @shiki This Casual observer HAS SEEN ...
@sammasaaron @BRY BRY @ILikePancakes @shiki This Casual observer has not saw Zsa Zsa Patulia, a second-rate offensive force, take Perkins to the hole repeatedly. Whatever Perkins accomplished in Boston before his knee injury is irrelevant history.
@BRY BRY @ILikePancakes @shiki I see Perk as being usless on transition defense (never in picture), ok in post-up defense one-on-one, and too slow on rotations. He cannot jump or get under the boards for defensive rebounds once he wanders out of the lane. Let's face it, he makes dumb fouls, including ridiculous technicals. The OKC improvement in defense has much more to do with the subtraction you site, plus Ibaka's incredible upgrade this year and more defensive focus from KD.
@BRY BRY @dollarbillrussell @ILikePancakes Atlanta's biggest weakness is guarding centers who can score. OKC, Miami, and Bulls do not qualify.
@BRY BRY @JBDW @ILikePancakes
What is humorous is that Westbrook pretends not to see Perkins on pick and rolls, when Perk throws up his hands showing he is wide open. I never saw this before in 50 years of watching and playing basketball.
@JBDW @ILikePancakes I don't see Westbrook passing into Perkins. The others do it so he will not pout.
@ILikePancakes @BRY BRY @shiki Crediting 41-12 to Perk is ridiculous to anyone actually watching the games.
Criticism of Perkins is never allowed. Don't you know the rules. @andrew35
3 years, 1 month ago on The Thunder survive a wild one against the Warriors, 119-116
@SammyThunderer@Old Man Game Pressure from front office to justify Perkins' salary?
3 years, 1 month ago on Too Much Tony: The Spurs kill the Thunder from deep, 107-96