I just wanted to take a moment to point out how Kendrick Perkins is doing work right now. I also wanted an excuse to use that funny chorus-line photo of Perk from last night…. but mainly this is about how he's beasting for the C's.
14 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks last night. 18 points on perfect 8-8 shooting against Toronto. And maybe among the most under-appreciated, yet fairly important stats: He's second on the team in free throws attempted. That means he's being aggressive… he's going at the other team's bigs… and he's putting them in foul trouble.
On the flip side, he's got his fouls per game average down under 3 (2.76)… after it was up over 3 the past two years (3.33 and 3.10). One of the knocks on him has obviously been his fouling… but he's noticeably cut down on that (despite continued problems with moving screens)… and that has helped.
So kudos to Perk. We talk about the other 4 starters so much that his play can be overlooked sometimes. Every so often, we like to take time out to recognize the Beast… and how he's playing the best basketball of his career right now.
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