Shaq vs. Perk

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    This whole conversation is absurd.  Shaq in twenty minute spurts is vastly superior to Perkins.  It is like comparing a back up to Tom Brady.  Still Perk can supply what he does, hard fouls and tough defense in spots. The sad thing is he will probably not mesh with the second unit on the Celtics.  His poor ball handling and weak offensive skills might hold that unit back.  But based on Shaq having minutes that Perk can fill with the second unit he will get maybe fifteen minutes.  Also we have to consider injury may create more need for Perk.  Nobody however should forget the severe limitations of PErk's game.  He is a turnover and technical foul machine.
     
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    Thank goodness for Shaq this season. The numbers he's putting up, Perk can't even come close to. Perk's biggest problem is combination of limited skills and lack of consistent mental focus; he just doesn't have it. His basketball IQ is exetremely low vs. Shaq's. This was an outstanding pickup by Danny. While I know it's early yet, we haven't had the luxury of a center producing like this in a very long time. I also like Semih's potential......he could be another great addition to the roster, just needs some playing time, and continued mentoring from the likes of Shaq and KG. Perk, I hope you're taking notice. We can't afford any disappearing acts this year; either produce with impressive and expected numbers, or sit on the pine. There's no reason Perk shouldn't be gathering over 10 boards a game; simply a lack of mental focus. Again, I hope you're taking notice.   
    Posted by hondosack

    There is no Shaq versus Perk.  Shaq goes around 20 minutes a game now and he still will when Perk comes back.  There is no point to argue who is better because they both will share the minutes anyway.

     
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    For the record the game last night showed a BIG reason why Perkins is a starting center at this point and Shaq is not.  People have been conveniently ignoring the # of fouls that Shaq has committed and assuming his diminsihed minutes are just due to age. Perkins in 2009-10 per 36 minutes had 2.2 blocks and 3.7 fouls. O'Neal in 2010-11 per 36 minutes has 1.0 block and 5.6 fouls. While I understand that defense isn't all about blocks I'm including that number because centers usually foul during a block attempt.  You can applaud Shaq's presence on defense all you want but the fact is that he's fouling everyone in sight.  Even if he had the stamina to play 30+ minutes the numbers say he'll probably foul out of half those games. Realistically on this team with Rondo, Pierce, KG, Allen you don't need an offensive center and they have not the past few years. All you need is one that can put a body on big centers/PFs (since KG will not) and not keep giving them free throws or foul out.  Ideally what the team should do once Perkins is back is trade Baby for a more athletic PF.  Then you've got your 2 big physical centers and 2 athletic mobile PF's. Baby and Shaq can't block shots or stay with mobile PF's which will be a big problem when you're forced to put a Baby-Shaq or Baby-Perkins combo out there.
    Posted by Stupideeediot


    You can't look at fouls per minute accurately in that way.  You know perk would give more fouls per minute if he was only playing 25 minutes per game.  Shaq knows he can foul more under the circumstances, and he makes his fouls count.
     
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    HA, looks like we got another Nostradumbus in the house! Lakers are playing very horrible right now, and their lack of big men is a sure weakness. Im not even sure they will even be back in the finals!
     
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    In Response to Re: Shaq vs. Perk : This. Of course Shaq is better, he is a hall of famer for crying out loud!  You can't expect Perk to compete with that.  Shaq, even at his age, is miles better than Perk and that's no knock on Perk, because like I said, Shaq is one of the greatest centers ever. And to the person that said Shaq is slow and doesn't block shots... have you seen him go up for alley oops?  He's looking pretty spry to me.  And I have seen him block some shots this year. Shaq is doing everything Perk was unable to do, like catching passes and not bringing the ball down and getting stripped, setting LEGAL picks, etc.  So many easy points that Perk missed out on are actually going in the basket now with Shaq. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love Perk and glad he's on our team.  Shaq's just better is all.  Perk will be here when Shaq is gone.
    Posted by cpjohn1


      True  and u are 100 % correct.  Keep Shaq as a starter when Perk comes back and see what happens, I think it will be best for the team to keep this starting line up.  Perk is the future anyways and I jope is taking notes on how a true center should play.  we should be very luck we have whats left of Shaq  I love Shaq. 
     
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    If Perk is healthy today, we are not the top dog in the league.


    Thanks for Shaqy!!
     
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    I agree with everything about Shaq vs Perk except the comment by the guy who said he liked Erden, are you crazy? The guy never gets a rebound, cannot shoot(except for a one a game open dunk), never blocks any shots, or stops anyone!! He is a 6 11 body just running up and down the court.
     
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    Lately, I'm afraid you've been right.
     
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    I agree with everything about Shaq vs Perk except the comment by the guy who said he liked Erden, are you crazy? The guy never gets a rebound, cannot shoot(except for a one a game open dunk), never blocks any shots, or stops anyone!! He is a 6 11 body just running up and down the court.
    Posted by chuckman



    Give the grasshopper (Erden) a break.
    The guy is not circumcise yet...what do you expect?
    Paul Mason said: We Will Sell No Wine Before Its Time"
     
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    In Response to Re: Shaq vs. Perk : You guys live in a fantasy world. The REALITY is that the Lakers are defending NBA champs and expect to send Phil out with another 3-peat.
    Posted by Qdaddy


    Puffdaddy you are hillariously funny.  You know the only reason the Fakers won last year.
     
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    The bottom line is that SHAQ should start because the other teams must respect his offense and he draws fouls on opposing centers/players and will get the Cs in the bonus faster than PERK ever will.
     
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    Shaq is a HUGE improvement over Perk. Like another poster said earlier, we have less Tech's without Perk and Sheed in the rotation.

    For his age, Shaq is 100 times more nimble in the paint than Perk EVER was.

    In my opinion, Perk would be good as the BACKUP Center, besides, he might never be the same after that severe knee injury/operation.

    I'm lovin Shaq right now.
     
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    Shaq is a HUGE improvement over Perk. Like another poster said earlier, we have less Tech's without Perk and Sheed in the rotation. For his age, Shaq is 100 times more nimble in the paint than Perk EVER was. In my opinion, Perk would be good as the BACKUP Center, besides, he might never be the same after that severe knee injury/operation. I'm lovin Shaq right now.
    Posted by Waynestarr


    Like I said earlier I agree that Shaq is an improvement but the thread is irrelevant.  Shaq is averaging 22 minutes a game.  He will still get those minutes.  Perk is going to take the minutes of Davis and Erden.

     
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    I can't believe we have begun Perk Bashing...Let's be happy that Shaq is doing and amazing and PRAY Perk comes back healthy...The plan is to win a title and that will take PERK AND SHAQ!!!! Let Doc figure out who starts!! If you're a Celtic fan, you be dying to see how good we can be when we are completley healthy..And that means PERK, Delonte and hopefully J.O....Maybe since perk doesnt have the offense that Shaq does, he would be better suited with the starters and let Shaq dominate all the back up centers in the league..but whatever Doc thinks is fine with me, Im just hoping we get healthy. This was a childish post and I cant believe I wasted my time getting involved in it. If you don't think Perk is important in winning a title then you dont get it!!! I dont think we can get to the finals without ALL our Bigs healthy, and if we did, no way we beat the Lakers without PERK AND SHAQ...
     
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    Hey Icon, the guy, or child that started this thread isn't to bright for thinking about who should start...We need Perk and Shaq healthy along with Delonte and even JO if we want to win a title.  When this team is 100% healthy it could be a speccial group...it could dominate!!
     
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    Hope Perk's knee gets better.  Hope he learned something watching Shaq.  Hope he is ready to play.  Sure can use his "D">

    Biggest thing that has to get better is his mouth.  Unless he has had a "REALITY CHECK", he will be a liability, not an asset.  He has a $20 million dollar mouth, on a $4 million dollar body.  Shut up and play.

    The rules have changed.  Perk will get booted out of games in a hurry.  He cryed over ever call.  Didn't work last year, won't work this year.  Never has.

    When your starting Center is physically healthy, but may miss Championship games because of his mouth  --  you have one DUMB teammate!!!

    So let's hope that Perk is learning to adapt to the changes.
     
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    For the record the game last night showed a BIG reason why Perkins is a starting center at this point and Shaq is not.  People have been conveniently ignoring the # of fouls that Shaq has committed and assuming his diminsihed minutes are just due to age. Perkins in 2009-10 per 36 minutes had 2.2 blocks and 3.7 fouls. O'Neal in 2010-11 per 36 minutes has 1.0 block and 5.6 fouls. While I understand that defense isn't all about blocks I'm including that number because centers usually foul during a block attempt.  You can applaud Shaq's presence on defense all you want but the fact is that he's fouling everyone in sight.  Even if he had the stamina to play 30+ minutes the numbers say he'll probably foul out of half those games. Realistically on this team with Rondo, Pierce, KG, Allen you don't need an offensive center and they have not the past few years. All you need is one that can put a body on big centers/PFs (since KG will not) and not keep giving them free throws or foul out.  Ideally what the team should do once Perkins is back is trade Baby for a more athletic PF.  Then you've got your 2 big physical centers and 2 athletic mobile PF's. Baby and Shaq can't block shots or stay with mobile PF's which will be a big problem when you're forced to put a Baby-Shaq or Baby-Perkins combo out there.
    Posted by Stupideeediot


    This is in at least partly because Shaq knows he's not going to be in the lineup for 30+ minutes and because he has said that he won't let anyone get easy shots, whether big man or a smaller guy taking the ball to the hoop.  There is a value in that itself, it's not a bad thing at times for guys to think twice about getting fouled. 

    I really doubt BBD is going anywhere the way he's playing.  Ask Doc how he feels about blocked shots.  He said last week it is an overrated stat since it means someone else let they guy get the shot in the first place.  BBD doesn't block shots, he's more about leverage, position and taking the charge.  He is more valuable than you're letting on.    
     
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    Shaq must be laughing reading this thread, comparing Perk to his skills and accomplishment.

    .....and Perk is so happy someone comparing him to the great.
     
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    Hey Icon, the guy, or child that started this thread isn't to bright for thinking about who should start...We need Perk and Shaq healthy along with Delonte and even JO if we want to win a title.  When this team is 100% healthy it could be a speccial group...it could dominate!!
    Posted by faz200


    Agreed.  It isn't an either or.  It will just be Perk out there when Shaq isn't.  Which would be a really tough center rotation.  There is no controversy here.
     
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    In Response to Re: Shaq vs. Perk : apparently you missed some great alley-oops, high above the rim, I'm sorry for you
    Posted by rameakap


    Shaq can reach the rim standing.  Finishing an alley oop isn't much for him. If he gets 6-10 inches off the ground it looks 'high above the rim'.  And jumping ability was not what I was referring to.  The ability to move laterally on defense QUICKLY and go out from teh rim to defend a player is what I was referring to.  So far they have mostly sat him under the basket and tried to force guys into him. 

    If the other team has a center who can make a 10 foot shot then they will eat him alive on defense. If the other team has a center that will make him work hard on D like Howard then he will be worn down in 15 minutes.  Have you seen him chuggin down the court recently or are you blind ?  Playing him 24 minutes has REALLY been a stretch on what he's capable of now.  If you keep relying on Shaq , then teams will start pushing hard right at his exhausted, immobile self and forcing him to foul them early.

    I find it hilarious that people use to make fun of Perkins foul totals saying he couldn't play proper D and was jsut fouling, yet we ignore the fact that Shaq is averaging nearly 6 fouls per 36 minutes calling them 'smart fouls'.  I've seen Shaq's fouls turn into 3 point plays . There's nothing any smarter about them than anything else.  And there's been plenty  of braindead incidental fouls by him too jsut lounging around the court .

    The problem here is that people are too in love with the name Shaq to notice that this is not 'Shaq' anymore. He's an elderly player who is a fraction of his former self.  Cuting the shortocming of an over the hill future HOF'er does not make people dumb, it makes them intelligent and openminded.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how Perk plays after the time off once he gets his legs back.  Did you ever take an extended break from something you practiced all the time only to find out you were better after the time off?  I have.  I'm not saying this will happen to Perk's game, but he's got plenty of time to work on skills and really to internalize the years he spent playing.  If he heals well, I bet he ends up a better player for the time off in the long run.
     
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    In Response to Re: Shaq vs. Perk : Apparently you missed my two essays where I said Perk was better than Shaq and used FACTS and chose instead to harp on my tounge in cheek comment Shaq has been exactly what this team needs in wake of an injury, he is 85% of Perk's effectiveness. Perk is in the 7-11 range for strating centers I would want (if healthy and doign what he did for the 1st 2/3 of last season) and gets slammed far too much here. when it is DUDDER, shamefully wrong and moronic for years, who cares, but when posters I respect attack Perk it is annoying.
    Posted by rameakap


    Wow..... posters love to put Perk on some sort of pedestal and wax poetic about how great he is and how he is great against Howard, etc.

    Perk is on his absolute best day a journeyman center with absolutely no offensive game, a turnover waiting to happen.  Think Eric Dampier without the ability to pass, shoot, make foul shots, and jump......

    When he got hurt people went on and on about OMG what will the Cs do now - um, go get two centers off the scrap heap that when healthy are leaps and bounds better than Perk......

    People love to say "he is great for this team" - that is a qualifier - as in he benefits more from whom he plays with more than just about any other player in the league other than his starting point guard......  the Cs would somehow be worse with Hibbert, Noah, either Lopez, Howard, Horford, either Gasol, Jason Thomspon, Spencer Hawes, Kaman, and so on and so forth........

    Defense is very very very important but if you give up a little defense but your offense gets a lot better somehow that is a bad thing.  Oh and maybe by playing with KG and for Doc their defense would get better without giving up any offense.

    I believe that Bynum at about 50% in game one last year had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 blocks - has Perk ever had a game like that at 100%?

    Perk will go down as one of the top 5000 centers that have ever played the game.  Every single year there is at least one Perk drafted.  I would not hesitate for a half a heart beat if Larry Bird went to Danny and said give me Perk for Hibbert.  Of course most of the fans viewing the Cs through kelly green glasses would say I am on heroin but anyone with less than a third of a brain and at the same time a basketball fan would gladly have Hibbert, Noah, either Lopez, and any number of other centers instead of Perk.

    I love when people put qualifiers on players so that it somehow justifies their position - when Perk came into the league it went something like this - Perk is one of the best young centers who have absolutely no offensive skills really bad footwork terrible hands terrible footwork turnover waiting to happen came right out of high school if he had gone to college he would only be a 4th year medical student who can't make foul shots who thinks he is Kareem / Hakeem....if you apply all of those qualifiers to the rest of the league - you arrive with a very limited pool that includes Perk...... give me either of the two guys that start in the Wiz frontcourt and I will be happy -  so when you strip out the qualifiers and actually compare him to his peers, he is in his 8th year (a year in which he likely will not play very much) and he is marginally better today than he was when he arrived in Boston and his improvement has come largely as a result of #5, take #5 away and you see that he basically has no skills - if he was 5 feet 9 instead of 6 feet 9 he would be your typical unemployable illiterate....  Give Doc a year with Blatche, McGee, Jason Thompson, Hawes, and any number of other young front court players and guess what......  you say......  Perk who?
     
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    Dudder, is this the same Perk you said would be "flipping burgers" in a couple of years?  Of course you were wrong. Why is it that many so called experts say he is one of the best defensive centers in the league?  I guess again that you are so much smarter than the people that do this for a living.  Yes he is not great offensively but neither was Rodman..  Perk does was he does well for us.  He fills a gap.  BTW,  nice cut and paste post again.
     
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    I think of Perk as a defensive specialist... that's it.  He plays solid D on anyone (including Shaq) in the paint.  All the criticism of his offense is completely valid.  Shaq is better in almost every area but Shaq just can't handle the minutes.  They'll have to be compliment each other when Perk returns.

     
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    You guys will regret if Perk comes back & take a way a  big chunk of Shaq minutes.
    If its not broken don't fix it. We are winning with Shaq - Baby and Semih.

    Perk was broken a long long time ago. He ain't coming back.
    As I said, trade him with ODEN, see if we can pull a magic with Portland.
    Their sick dude exchange with our sick dude.

    We roll the dice. Nothing to lose.Money mouth
     
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