Re: I'll Take Krstic
posted at 5/24/2011 4:57 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I'll Take Krstic
[QUOTE]Krystic isn't as good as perk, he gives up more points than he scores. Why is it fans always forget about the defensive side of the ball?
Posted by jtkl[/QUOTE]
As I said in many other posts, OKC traded a backup center for a backup center. Had Shaq not gotten hurt, Perk would have backed him up. Perk has basically been relegated to back up in lieu of Collison and I know you want to talk about matchups, etc. But a complete player, a good player renders the matchup concept irrelevant.
I don't think anyone that is on this forum ignores one end of the floor or the other (unless of course it pertains to Rondo). Perk was absolutely crushed by Howard the last few times they met.
In my humble opinion, Perk's best days are behind him and I believe OKC will come to realize this if they have not already. It has nothing to do with Perk and his stint here, ask me my opinion on any other player on any other team and I will give you my best guess.
Perk has bad hands, no face up game, no back to the basket game, can't shoot free throws, is unathletic and has managed to learn to play good defense and his defense, in my opinion, has been overrated as a result of playing next to what some might call the greatest defensive forward in history.
I remember someone posting on this board that Perk was what allowed KG to be KG........ I almost s hat myself reading that. KG was in the hall of fame before Perk was drafted but somehow an unathletic stiff allows KG to be KG? lmao.
Perk is a journeyman on his absolute best day - he has fantasies about being as good as Dampier......