There’s a great article worth reading over at The Loyalist’s. We too lament the fact that so few people watch basketball games and instead tend to generate their opinions from stat sheets.
I see a lot of posts on different boards talking about how Perk is the weakest link. They saw his missed shots and turnovers, but they didn’t watch him without the ball. Sometimes we just seen what he does when he has the ball. But, you have to watch how hard he works on defense and what he is doing all the time when the ball isn’t in his hands to realize how important he is to this team’s success. KG and the others get their rebounds because he boxes out and clears the way for his teammates to get the rebound. He sets picks on the offensive end and he defends and changes a lot of shots in the paint on the defensive end. He does the dirty work and all the little things that the team needs for everyone else to get their points and rebounds.