February 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm #39657
February 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm #39673
The Cavs are looking seriously desperate for something big. For a team that already has LeBron James, Kevin Love, AND Kyrie Irving, they don’t seem to ever want to stop trying to shove pieces into a puzzle.
While I think this whole strategy of theirs will work out for them well in terms of final playoff seeding (I have them finishing second in the East; second only to the Hawks), it won’t translate to playoff success.
No matter the kind of talent you have on paper, if the chemistry isn’t there, neither will the wins be when it counts.
February 21, 2015 at 6:33 pm #39686
I agree that this is a good look for the Cavs. They really needed a backup big man and he’s a good pickup to fill that void. He’s not averaging a lot of points and rebounds but the Cavs greatly need his defensive presence.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Steve Turner.
February 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm #39695
Sauping R. ArguelloMember
This signing would be purely for insurance purposes. Coach David Blatt has shown to play his starters heavy minutes. The Cavs currently have a big man rotation of Timofey Mozgov, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. LeBron James occasionally plays the four along with one other big when they decide to go to a small lineup. Perkins may see limited minutes in the playoffs when the games slow down and become the grind-it-out type. Perkins has no offensive game but will provide a veteran, physical, defensive prescence and be a solid back-up plan in case they lose another big (Anderson Varejao) to injury.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Sauping R. Arguello.
February 24, 2015 at 3:52 pm #39882
Arnold Glass IIMember
I hate to say it as a Chicago Bulls fan, but this is a great move for the Cavs. You are not looking for scoring in Perkins, the Cavs have enough players for that; Perkins gives you a big and strong player that will give you a defensive presence for 10 minutes a night going into the playoffs. Chicago should have went for him to go up against their nemesis in the Wizards. Gasol and Noah aren’t big and strong enough to go up against Gortat and Nene; Perkins would have ben that X-Factor. Great move for the Cavs. I can’t believe I just said that. 🙁
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Arnold Glass II.
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