Boston, celtics are on their last legs. Their a completely different team without Perkins. The worst rebounding team in the league and are the lowest scoring team in the last 20 or so games.
I love how Perkins has suddenly been idealized into some sort of Wes Unseld/Moses Malone hybrid now that he has been traded. The C's were 33-10 and 8-3 against the Heat, Lakers and Bulls before Perkins played a single minute this year.
The absence of Perkins has nothing to do with the success or failure of the C's in the playoffs this year. The play of Rajon Rondo has everything to do with it. If he is at his best, the C's are still a legit title contender. If he continues to play like a washed-up, poor man's version of Jason Kidd, then they will be lucky to survive the first round.
C's in 6 (I hope). Should be an entertaining series.