Quote: Originally Posted By tracyr on 5/12/2010
Quote: Originally Posted By moranis on 5/12/2010you are smokin dope on Perkin
Quote: Originally Posted By tracyr on 5/11/2010Allen has a good 3 years if these playoffs are any indication. He is an excellent 3 point shooter, a solid leader, and doesn't fade away down the stretch in games. He is the deadeye big game player the Hawks need and quite frankly just don't have.
how is that positive for Atlanta - thats total crap - Allen is out of basketball in 2 years
Perkins is a siginficant upgrade over Zaza. Perkins at least can muscle Howard around and make it at least a little difficult on him. If your the Hawks, you have to find someone in the paint that can do something to Howard since you have to face him all the time. It also allows Horford to spend a lot more time at his more natural PF position and a rotation of Perkins, Horford, and Smith at the 4/5 positions would be among the best in basketball for the next ten years (if they kept them all).
It isn't a conincidence that Howard's offensive numbers are much worse when the Magic play the Celtics. 50% shooting just one time (when he had Perk in serious foul trouble), 9, 5, 19, and 16 total points in the four games against the Celtics.
Against the Hawks, Howard's regular season point totals were 22, 12 (foul trouble), 31, 19 over 60% twice, 50% once, and the 19 was an awful 36% but he also pulled down 24 boards. In the four postseason games 21 (80%), 29 (88.9%), 21 (75%), 13 (100%).
The Hawks needs someone like Perkins as they are softer then crap inside and Perkins would be a huge upgrade in that department. Perkins isn't a world beater, but he is a big strong center that doesn't get muscled around and pushes back against the big top flight centers.