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Perk endorses Shaq signing

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10 days ago, Shaq said he's got no beef with Kendrick Perkins… today, Perk basically said the same.

"I thought it was a great pickup for what we got him for," Perkins said by phone from Texas. "Shaq is a Hall of Famer. He can always help us. I think it was a great pickup. I am glad that he is on the team. We just got one goal, and that's just trying to win the ring."

Team president Danny Ainge said last week that Perkins would have to work to regain his starting spot in the lineup when he returned to full health. Perkins said he is not intimidated by that challenge.

"I don't see it threatening me at all," he said. "I gotta work hard. I know I gotta fight to get back to where I was. It's no problem with me. Hard work is not a problem."

How can you not love Perk?  Dude is all business.  I have no doubt whatsoever that once Perk is healthy, he's the starter. 

As for our search for a wing… and anyone thinking Delonte West fits the bill.  Delonte was suspended 10 games for pleading guilty to that gun charge.  Not sure how that affects his status and interest from teams.  Frankly, I don't think he fits here anymore.  We need someone bigger.  

But.. never say never… so we'll just keep an eye on it anyway.

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    I do like Perkins. He looks like he played with Bird, McHale and Parish, stepped into a time machine and showed up to play with Pierce and Allen. Something about his face, he looks all business, very old-school.
    What I also like was that subtle jab at Shaq he gave (whether he realizes it or not), “I thought it was a great pickup for what we got him for”. Hahahaa, that’s code for Shaq’s not worth even $2 mil a year. Can’t argue with that. Fat and slow as Shaq is, you still need to basically hit him with a 2×4 to physically stop him if he’s in the paint. Just remember that if Rondo is running with the ball then it’s always a 4 on 5.
    About the only thing Perkins did wrong was act like everyone else and kiss Shaq’s ass. He was great in the past, true. But not now. Is Perkins blind? Didn’t he see how worthless to the cause Shaq was in Miami once Wade got hurt, in Phoenix with a running team and in Cleveland as a fat sidekick to one of the greatest talents in the league? He must know how little Shaq will offer to the Celtics. Perkins must see that this is another example of Shaq’s low-calorie attempt to bandwagon himself another ring. And this time it could work.