Re: Meet the guy who will have Perkins job in OKC next season....
posted at 3/14/2013 6:15 PM EDT
In response to Kirk6's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"Melo was a terrible pick."
Umm - no. He is a two to three year project and that was always understood.
To get a big man of that size you have to take them raw at that position in the draft.
OK, yeah, maybe Perry Jones was a better pick, but that doesn't mean Melo was a bad pick.
You have to take chances on big men at the point in the draft we are in. Not all of them will work out.
We'll know who the better pick was - but it may be a couple more years.
Perkins hasn't been needed in OKC because OKC's main rival, the Heat, has no big man and the Lakers with Howard are more irrelevant than anyone thought.
Perk trade however was still either a bad or terrible trade on Ainge's part depending on how Green pans out. Right now I''m leaning more towards a bad trade versus a horrible one.
Melo was a terrible pick.
He won't be any different in three years.
Maybe. Avery bradley looked pretty awful his first year.
Also no other postion takes longer to develop than center. it will be a while before we know for sure.