Re: DOc weighs in on Perk trade..
posted at 5/17/2011 10:18 AM EDT
In Response to DOc weighs in on Perk trade..
“I do think Jeff Green has a chance to be a starter for us in the future and a hell of a basketball player, and Krstic can help, but making that trade at the time we made that trade, that made it very tough for us,’’ Rivers said. “And not only that, we added other pieces as well that we tried to fit in, so it was just a lot of moving parts to a team that the advantage that we had was that we had continuity, everybody else was new, Chicago was new and the Heat were new. They couldn’t fall back on what we could fall back on with our starting five, and once we made that trade, we took that advantage away.’’
Posted by Karllost
I love how people are splicing the words to fit the argument they want to support......
here is what Doc said - they thought it was only a matter of days maybe a week or two at most before Shaq got back...
Ordway on WEEI said that Phil Jackson was very surprised about the Perk trade because as he said "Jackson said they were cruising along" - Ordway doesn't think that the rest of us are smart enough to know that Shaq was the reason they were cruising along.
It was apparent when Perk returned that he was not in shape or 100% - the Cs had a better winning percentage with Shaq vs. with Perk.
Splicing the interview helps an arugment but viewing it sequentially he did not say the trade killed the team. If Shaq had been healthy, they would still be playing and nobody would even be talking about Perk.
Another thing that Doc said, and of course nobody here will even consider addressing, is that as a result of the way teams guard Rondo it requires the core to have been around a longtime and that as a result of the way teams play Rondo their offense has to be complex. So what he was saying was that because nobody guards Rondo, there was no way to integrate new players. I think what he was saying was that if Rondo could shoot then brining in Krstic, etc. would have been no big deal.