Kendrick Perkins deserves praise

Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins is known for rugged and great complimentary play, and consistent scowling. He’s having yet another fine season.

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports:

Kendrick Perkins deserves praise

In the past five games – three wins – Perkins has averaged 15.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks. Among Eastern Conference centers, Perkins is first in field goal percentage, sixth in scoring, and eighth in blocks. He has turned into a defensive presence because of his improved conditioning and footwork.

“He’s a load, he knows his role, he knows how to play the game,’’ Bosh said. “He’s not saying a lot. He’s not asking for the ball a lot. He’s a strong post player. He knows where to pick and choose his spots.’’

Perkins had 11 points and nine rebounds against Horford and an Atlanta team that backed into a zone defense in the second half.

“Every time you come in and play Boston, you know it’s going to be a war,’’ said Horford, who had 9 points and 12 rebounds. “They may blow you out but you are not going to blow them out. It’s a war.”

For the season, Perkins is putting up 12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds (no.26 in NBA) and 1.94 blocks (no.8 in NBA) per game while shooting a ridiculously high 63.9 percent (no.1 in NBA) from the field.

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3 thoughts on “Kendrick Perkins deserves praise”

  1. As I was watching the Celtics-Bulls game last night, this same thought crossed my mind. You never hear of Perkins and the year he’s having.

  2. Very, very, very underrated player. He is a lock to be in the all star game. Anyone who says otherwise is an official hater. Off subject but Rondo WILL join him as he is equally underrated a player. Best eastern conf PG&PF.

  3. HAHAHAH Best PG and Power Forward, u just kill me. Bosh, not only the best Power Forward In The East By A landslide, but he is the Best Power Forward in the league. 24 and 11, With 1.2 Blocks, 3 Assists and Over 50% shooting, haha Kendrick Perkins can only dream ! As for Rondo , Derrick Rose owns him tooo :)

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