Once the Enemy of the State, Charley Rosen has once again grown on the Beast Lab with his list of under-rated players:
This massive young man has always played fearlessly and aggressively, but lately he’s improved to the point where the Celtics trust him to make a post-up move two or three times in every game. His defensive recognition has likewise blossomed to the point where his area and man coverage is greatly enlarged. Being forced to take a back seat to Garnett, Pierce and Allen has allowed Perkins to mature without an undue amount of pressure, but the addition of Rasheed Wallace might stifle his progress altogether. In any case, Perkins represents the primary power component behind Boston’s most recent successes.
Also props to the Sensei and his new Bride whom we’re sure are enjoying their honeymoon right now.