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The SportsKing
03-13-2010, 07:05 PM
By: Jessica Camerato
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Comments (3)Kendrick Perkins believes the Cavaliers are a better team without Shaquille O'Neal, who has been sidelined since spraining his thumb against the Celtics on February 25. “In my opinion, I think they’re better,” Perkins said after practice on Saturday. “They can run more, you’ve got Anderson Varejao who’s more of an active body, he gets LeBron open a lot, opens up the paint for him, so I think they’re a better team. I mean obviously Shaq could help them, but I think they’re a better, more fast-paced team.” The Celtics will play the Cavs on Sunday in Cleveland.

http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/217602/perkins-cavs-better-without-shaq

Perk has a Point! The Cavs are Better with out the Shaq! any thoughts?

And also please note! there will not Be Celtic or Cavs Bashing on this thread and if there is i can have the mod delete your comment or Infract you for baiting

bigsams50
03-13-2010, 07:15 PM
They only need Shaq for The Magic and LA

The SportsKing
03-13-2010, 07:20 PM
They only need Shaq for The Magic and LA

true it makes them a even better team but right the Cavs are right now favorite to win the title even with out shaq

DodgerBulls
03-13-2010, 07:27 PM
That's what Perkins wants us to think. They need Shaq indeed for the Magic and Lakers series, and might have to use him for the Celtics too.

HouRealCoach
03-13-2010, 07:30 PM
Come on Shaq is the only guy that can give Howard problems but they might need more now thathe is getting a jumpshot

EaglesJackson10
03-13-2010, 07:37 PM
Well he's right. I think it was pretty obvious after Shaq left the game in the last cavs celtics game. Shaq can't defend the pick and roll thats why rondo was dominating that game until Shaq got hurt.

jmtapia
03-13-2010, 07:38 PM
might be true although in a 7 game series Shaq would punish night after night... I think the Cavs have shaq for the playoffs...but i agree it seems the Cavs are better when they can stretch things out and give LBJ room.

td0tsfinest
03-13-2010, 07:39 PM
They only need Shaq for The Magic and LA

I agree.

GspLAL
03-13-2010, 07:44 PM
Come on Shaq is the only guy that can give Howard problems but they might need more now thathe is getting a jumpshot

His jumpshot won't suddenly become consistent in the playoffs, that will take some time.

HouRealCoach
03-13-2010, 07:47 PM
& Perkins just doesnt want to face LeBron, Jamison, Williams, & Shaq in the playoff

ink
03-13-2010, 07:51 PM
I agree.

+2

And even then at this point in his career he's mainly a big body.

Kind of a Perkins with a lot more trophies and movie credits. :p

kArSoN RyDaH
03-13-2010, 07:57 PM
why is this in the nba forum? move to the cavs forum... and yeaa the cavs are better without shaq but they wont beat orlando without shaq and dont stand a chance against any team with a decent center without shaq...

stawka
03-13-2010, 08:19 PM
and yeaa the cavs are better without shaq but they wont beat orlando without shaq and dont stand a chance against any team with a decent center without shaq...

WTF??? :facepalm:

Romo2Bryant
03-13-2010, 08:35 PM
wtf??? :facepalm:

+2

icon1914
03-13-2010, 08:39 PM
why is this in the nba forum? move to the cavs forum... and yeaa the cavs are better without shaq but they wont beat orlando without shaq and dont stand a chance against any team with a decent center without shaq...

The Cavs lost to the Magic last year due to their inability to defend two 6'10 3 point shooters and Mo Williams' lack of offensive. Sure its great to have Shaq to body up against talented big men like Howard... After seeing the Lakers shut him down last year I think every team sees tossing big bodies at him limits Howard's effectiveness ( for now anyway), so it makes sense that Cavs wanted to get the biggest body for a playoff insurance policy... but if the role players disappear again, Shaq or no Shaq, then the Cavs will not win.

Iodine
03-13-2010, 08:45 PM
why is this in the nba forum? move to the cavs forum... and yeaa the cavs are better without shaq but they wont beat orlando without shaq and dont stand a chance against any team with a decent center without shaq...

http://www.vinmag.com/online/media/gbu0/prodlg/RGC002-willis.jpg

Cromedome
03-13-2010, 09:12 PM
And also please note! there will not Be Celtic or Cavs Bashing on this thread and if there is i can have the mod delete your comment or Infract you for baiting

:facepalm:

MJ-BULLS
03-13-2010, 09:48 PM
better. I don't know about that. One thing is for sure, that the Cavs are a better running team without him. they are able to get up and down the court faster without him.

But having him in the lineup in my opinion they are a better team, half court team I'd say.

also, they will need him in the playoffs.

Meth
03-13-2010, 09:51 PM
They are the same.

Kakaroach
03-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Well yeah better against Perkins. Its harder for Perkins to guard a Ilgauskas/Jamison as opposed to the paint-camping Shaq and he would be more out of his comfort zone.

prodigy
03-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Shaq is here for Dwight "I'll steal your nickname" Howard. Then LA in the finals. Thats it.

With his injury, He will be very well rested come playoff time. Which we all know is Shaq time.

Raph12
03-13-2010, 10:34 PM
They only need Shaq for The Magic and LA

This

With Shaq, Dwight will go for 25-15-3 on 60+% like last season.

masalex1205
03-13-2010, 10:51 PM
WTF??? :facepalm:

x3

stawka
03-13-2010, 11:07 PM
This

With Shaq, Dwight will go for 25-15-3 on 60+% like last season.

Did you mean with or without Shaq? Not being a smartass, just trying to work out what you meant

raidercincy
03-13-2010, 11:17 PM
http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/217602/perkins-cavs-better-without-shaq

Perk has a Point! The Cavs are Better with out the Shaq! any thoughts?

And also please note! there will not Be Celtic or Cavs Bashing on this thread and if there is i can have the mod delete your comment or Infract you for baiting

Someone tell Perkins that drugs do crazy things to your mind. I'am selling sand to him to take to the BEACH.

raidercincy
03-13-2010, 11:18 PM
Then don't start none. There won't be none Idiot.

ldc62
03-13-2010, 11:25 PM
But they'll be playing the Mavs in the finals....

kEviN21
03-13-2010, 11:35 PM
Perk cant guard Shaq

X12Celtics3
03-14-2010, 12:03 AM
Perk cant guard Shaq

Celtics vs. Cavaliers this season:

October 27th- with Shaq

Boston- 95
Cleveland- 89

Shaquille O'Neal- 10 pts, 10 rebounds

February 25th- without Shaq

Boston- 88
Cleveland- 108

Shaquille O'neal- 6 pts, 2 rebounds before injury

prodigy
03-14-2010, 12:09 AM
Celtics vs. Cavaliers this season:

October 27th- with Shaq

Boston- 95
Cleveland- 89

Shaquille O'Neal- 10 pts, 10 rebounds

February 25th- without Shaq

Boston- 88
Cleveland- 108

Shaquille O'neal- 6 pts, 2 rebounds before injury


Kinda hard to count the first game of season with a whole new team. Second game he got hurt.

X12Celtics3
03-14-2010, 12:18 AM
Kinda hard to count the first game of season with a whole new team. Second game he got hurt.

I realize that he got hurt, thats why I specified that in the game without Shaq, they absolutely destroyed the Celtics. They are just so much faster without him that, against the Celtics at least, they are a far, far better team.

nuggetsyankees
03-14-2010, 12:22 AM
I think Brendan Haywood would be more effective for Cleveland than Shaq