Perkins' offense lost in shuffle
It's not as if they look to him for points. Kendrick Perkins is many things to the Boston Celtics: enforcer, post defender, shot-blocker, rebounder.
But scorer?AP Photo/Winslow TownsonKendrick Perkins' offensive numbers has been down considerably the last couple of months.
As it happens, there was a time, and it wasn't very long ago, when Perkins was a legitimate outlet in the post. His teammates would get him the ball, and he would do something with it other than turn it over or get swamped by defenders. It's just that seeing him morph into Chris Dudley these past couple of months makes those days seem like a distant memory. But those days are not so far removed from the NBA Finals.
Perkins in November: 11.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 63.3% shooting, 27.6 mpg
Perkins in December: 12.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 67.3% shooting, 28.6 mpg
Perkins in January: 11.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 58.8% shooting, 31.9 mpg
Perkins in the playoffs: 6.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 50% shooting 25.6 mpg
Perkins in the NBA Finals: 8.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 53.8 % shooting, 26 mpg
"He was far more effective early in the year," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday.
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