he got paid based on him being a part time big man stopper when there weren't many of them, and even then he did a decent job, but not really worth the money. OKC WAY overpaid for him but his market value at that time was at its peak. Still makes me laugh tho when people act like he's good or worth the money.
Eddy Curry was talented early on. He had potential to be better than he was. He never had the mind or maturity for the professional game though.
Perkins is an OK defender. This amazing D stuff is such a load. He's always had help. Put him on the Raptors and see what he does, even less than he did in a infinitely more talented OKC group.
He is probably the SLOWEST offensive player I've ever seen. His gathers when he catches a pass are brutally painful to watch. it SHOCKS me when he gets mad for not getting a post entry pass. Dude is a complete offensive liability.
He is an overrated player, which don't get me wrong, it's easy to get overrated when you compare him to other starting C's in the league, because there's a lot of garbage out there. But Perk sucks.