View Poll Results: Grade Bargnani's game.
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Sat Sep 4th, 2010, 03:25 PM
Raptors Republic Superstar
Why wouldn't Perkins have been considered a top 10 center if he were on the Raptors? In fact, away from Boston, he'd probably look better because he wouldn't be overshadowed by Garnett and company. If he were on the Raptors, I'm pretty sure their defense would have been a lot better and he would have been responsible for that. Perkins, no matter what team he is on, is an excellent defender and rebounder and pretty good scoring around the basket.
Sun Sep 5th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Being overshadowed is exactly one of my points. There would be more light on him on the Raptors and as they continue to produce L's we look at Perkins as a player who cannot score on his own and is a liability on offence.
He is not pretty good at scoring around the basket, unless he is wide open and gets a perfect pass from Rondo.
And one player does not make a poor defence team become a top 5 defence team in the league (especially Perkins). Bringing a player (i.e Garnett) can spark a team with already solid defenders, to play more intense defence. Perkins will not make Calderon a defencive stopper, or make him look anything like that.
Plus if we gave Perkins for Bargnani, I'd say we'd be last in defence AND offence.
Sun Sep 5th, 2010, 02:03 AM
That's giving an a lot of credit to Bargnani both offensively and defensively.
By your claims if we had Perkins instead of Bargs, our offense would drop from 5th to 30th. Our defense drops from 24th to 30th.
Sun Sep 5th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Raptors Republic Rookie
I disagree. I'd say Bargnani was more reliable at getting out of the way of slashers,