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The Morning Dump… Where Perk likes to get as deep as possible

Chuck - Red's Army December 10, 2009 Uncategorized 4 Comments

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Every
morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline.  Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying a good morning dump.

Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins talks like he plays: with maximum efficiency and the delicacy of a sledgehammer.

"I'm
a guy who never settles for a face-up jump shot. I'm going to get as
deep in the post as possible," he said. "Some guys, even big guys, tend
to settle. They spend the whole off season working on their outside
game, trying to prove they can make that shot. I'm not one of those
guys. Get to the rim: That should make sense to anybody."

That
layup-or-bust philosophy explains why more than 80 percent of Perkins'
field-goal attempts — a remarkable 131 out of 152 shots — are
clustered in the tight area closest to the hoop. It also explains why
the 25-year-old is the NBA's most accurate shooter at 65.1 percent and
the rock in the Celtics' low-post defense.

SI.com – Often Overlooked, Perkins Becomes Force for Celtics

My heart melts when this kid gets national exposure. He works his ass off and deserves the recognition. This is a great story in SI. Britt Robson talks about Perk's high defensive intellect and why he uses his hands, instead of his forearms for post defense.

Allen told a story a few weeks ago about going against his nutritional
philosophy. Allen said he was hungry before a game and sent a locker
room attendant to get him some pasta from the concession stands. Allen
devoured the food but paid for it during the game because his system
didn’t digest it properly.

“I don’t know what happened,’’ he said. “But I became dizzy and woozy.’’

Globe – Score One for the Good Guy

Maybe the team should consider a pre-game spread? It would keep Ray and Rondo (remember the Chick-Fil-A story?) from having gastro-intestinal issues during games.

The rest of the links:

Herald – Daniels Absence Opens Door | Scouting Report: Cs at Wizards | Rondo on point for Team | LA Times – Celtics streaking, but Rondo can't shoot straight | BDL – Howard Throws Spitballs | Lakers Beat Jazz for 10th straight |

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    OH Yess!! I love the outside Media coverage! Gp PERK!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    I was watching the national game last night on ESPN, and the announcers were going on and on how theres no “charles oakleys” “physical enforcers, bangers in the paint” in the NBA anymore…I kept thinking….uhhhh Kendrick Perkins..
    And what they seemingly forgot is that a ton of oakleys offense came from the mid range jumpshot, almost all of it later in his career

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570538811970b RedsArmySoldier

    Perk can easily be forgotten in the national sports media spotlight. He should be mentioned more often but I feel that he is still in the shadows of KG and Howard on the National level. He is making a name for himself and will soon be mentioned everywhere. The C’s should lock him up for his career.
    Ray should know that the pasta made at the concession stands is made up of recycled cardboard boxes, old newspapers and ticket stubs.

  • PxFunk

    Still not as bad as Bassy and the ‘Cheeseburger incident”…