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Old 12-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

So I found this article on Yahoo glorifying Kendrick's role as something more than a scrub.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--ke...071044932.html

My favorite part...

"Within the Thunder organization, they understand Perkins' value extends far beyond the modest statistics. These Thunder are undergoing the natural evolution of a rising power, where shots and minutes are rubbing egos the wrong way. Perkins plays the part of traffic cop, counseling in ways significant and slight"

"Perkins is one of the true tough guys in the NBA, one of the NBA's best defenders of the post and defenders of professionalism. He learned under Kevin Garnett in Boston, and will quote K.G. – will tell you stories of his unselfishness, his team building – for hours if you permit him. He'll tell these Thunder about the way Garnett sacrificed his scoring when united with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, about how he made sure everyone else fed themselves first."

I can't take this bullshit anymore, when you start praising a useless player for something other than on court production and emphasizing some imaginary "mentor" role no one really cares about, you know you got a terrible player. I am looking forward to OKC's early playoff exit thanks to Perkins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

Perkins will be gone by the trade deadline and Varejao will be the starting center. Also LOL @ early round exit, who the fvck is going to beat this OKC team in the West? Memphis? San Antonio? Good luck
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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When they start writing this kind of article about you it basically means you f@cking suck.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

Better than writing an article about how bad he is...

This was my favourite part of the article btw

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one of the NBA's best defenders of the post

lol yep he's a great defender...
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

By early playoff exit I meant losing in the Finals lol. At this point, anything but a ring will be considered a failure considering how much Durant/Westbrook/Ibaka have improved along with Wade's decline.

Perkins is the only one who can **** it all up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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By early playoff exit I meant losing in the Finals lol. At this point, anything but a ring will be considered a failure considering how much Durant/Westbrook/Ibaka have improved along with Wade's decline.

Perkins is the only one who can **** it all up.
I don't expect him to be around after trade deadline.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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Perkins will be gone by the trade deadline and Varejao will be the starting center. Also LOL @ early round exit, who the fvck is going to beat this OKC team in the West? Memphis? San Antonio? Good luck
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

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By early playoff exit I meant losing in the Finals lol. At this point, anything but a ring will be considered a failure considering how much Durant/Westbrook/Ibaka have improved along with Wade's decline.

Perkins is the only one who can **** it all up.
That's not true. Martin's kind of an unproven playoff performer... Needless to say he might just go all James Harden in the playoffs this year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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clips own your ass

1-0 against the clips.
And **** Perk, Hasheem the Dream > Kendrick Perkins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

I don't get the Perkins hate. If you think he's a scrub, leave him alone. I liked my Perkins on the Cs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

Why do people not expect him to be around post trade deadline? His contract isn't so awful, but he's not a particularly special player. In another system, maybe he'd rebound enough to be more than just a good post defender. But his offense is still negative, he's unlikely to be a true beast on the boards, and while he's an elite post defender and a great defender overall, he isn't an elite defender overall and his raw value was always less than when contextualized.


For someone to take him, OKC would likely have to give something, right? Draft picks and all that, when you include his contract...isn't that somewhat self-defeating? Unless you get a quality player on a contract that another team doesn't want to handle (like the way the Hawks had Johnson)...but then again, if that's the case, why would they trade James Harden?



It seems that the Harden trade was the perfect opportunity to shed Perkins. Maybe they should have signed Harden and waited till after December 15 and tried to get away with asking for one less draft pick/no Lamb and instead asked for Asik and sent out Perkins. I don't know, I just don't see how they so easily get rid of Perkins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #12
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

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Perkins will be gone by the trade deadline and Varejao will be the starting center.

Who are you trading for Varejao?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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I used to be jealous of Arron Afflalo
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Kendrick Perkins, locker room leader

Perk manages to play the tough guy role pretty good. His stats aren't great but he's definitely a team leader.

Perk is a very good defender, just because there's a few guys that have decent stats against him doesn't mean he's not a good defender.

The Thunder's only real problem is their crunch time offense (they have a minor in giving up offensive rebounds). You could see it last night. Durant gets denied the ball and the Thunder spend most of the shot clock with Russ trying to get KD the ball near half court as KD tries to hold off a defender while one or even two more defenders are peeling off their guy to trap KD as soon as he gets the ball. Meanwhile, the other 3 OKC players are standing still. KD gets the ball with 5-15 seconds left on the clock and has to force up a bad shot. Since he's KD he makes a good amount, but it's shit offense.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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People act as if Perkins was is meant to be more than just a good post/big man defender. Thats the only reason OKC wanted him as they envisioned him defending Dwight. Perk has been on teams where the fact he sucks on offense isnt a problem, Boston had KG, Ray, PP, Rondo and countless other role players ahead of him, and OKC has/had Durant, Westbrook, Harden, Martin, Ibaka and more ahead of him. Perkins is doing exactly what he was expected to do?
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