mainly repeating myself



John Lyell jlyell at verizon.net
Thu Jun 7 08:33:49 CDT 2007


I saw Perk mentioned on hoopshype or insidehoops I beleive


----- Original Message ----
From: Steve Ouellette <bosox18 at charter.net>
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Cc: Phil Maymin <phil at maymin.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:10:29 AM
Subject: Re: mainly repeating myself


I think the only place I've heard the Perk rumor is here. This may be its origin and only dwelling place.

Glad to see someone mention Kirilenko though. That may be the most realistic veteran option available. He's not happy in Utah, they're not happy with him, and the Jazz could use the No. 5 to get Brewer, who would fill a need.

Steve O

---- Phil Maymin <phil at maymin.com> wrote: 
> I hate the Perk + 5 to Atlanta for 3 rumor, that is just terrible. Hopefully
> it's just a smokescreen for the 5+Theo to Atl for #11 and JJ.
> 
> Phil
> 
> On 6/6/07, John Lyell <jlyell at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > I have heard rumors of Perk to Atlanta swapping 3 & 5 and also Chicago
> > after Yi (could be Horford)and talking with Atlanta & the C's
> >
> > If we moved down what would we get from Chicago?
> >
> > Can Al play the 5 and we fit in sombody else (Horford?)  at the 4?
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: gene kirkpatrick <gk_tyler at yahoo.com>
> > To: celtics <celtics at igtc.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 8:54:27 AM
> > Subject: mainly repeating myself
> >
> >
> > Since I'm about to vacate for a few weeks at the beach, I thought I would
> > set forth my opinions on the #5 situation.  Essentially, I want to draft
> > someone.  If Ainge pulls off some great trade, that's fine, but I don't
> > expect it to happen.
> >
> >   So, the lineup remains the same.  Here's the question about Brandan
> > Wright:  could this guy develop into a somewhat lighter Duncan?  Don't
> > scoff, yet.  He's 6' 10" and has longer arms, he's money around the bucket
> > with either hand, he blocks shots, and he seems to develop the skill he
> > needs to.  He must develop a smooth shooting motion, but he will do that;
> > he's an excellent athlete.  He's even tempered like Duncan.  Those who
> > question the fire also questioned that with Duncan; it was there.  So, he's
> > quite intriguing and could be a masterful man in the paint.  He doesn't
> > really replace Perkins as an aircraft carrier in the lane, but he could
> > complement Jefferson well.  He came a long way in one year at UNC.  I would
> > be delighted to get him.  His immediate help would be defensive and cleanup
> > on offense.  That's ok by me.
> >
> >   Horford is being measured as nearly 6' 10" himself, with a 7' 4"
> > span.  That's a big difference over someone listed as 6' 9" who you know is
> > really 6' 8".  He's an impressive, quick athlete.   I think he might compare
> > favorably to the Dukie with the Clips.  He's made a quite positive impact
> > personally--seems to be intelligent as well as modest.  Me and the brain
> > doctor like that.  He might seem to be a duplicate of Al, but together they
> > would be awesome and he could play PF alongside Perk quite well.  I would
> > also be delighted with this guy.
> >
> >   In my worst scenario, the two PFs will be gone.  But many think Yi will
> > move into the #3 or #4 spot; I hope so, even tho' I think he might be
> > special.  I think the others are lower risk and more likely to be
> > multi-talented like Wright or bangers like Horford--not sure Yi brings all
> > that.  While the difference between 6' 8" and 6' 10" is great in this
> > league; for a forward to add two more inches to 7' doesn't matter that much,
> > imo.  So, Yi's 7' is not a great difference maker since he won't be a
> > center.
> >
> >   So, I see the other choice for us at #5 as Brewer.  I am a convert to
> > this guy; earlier, I doubted he should go this high.  But he had a good
> > tournament and he's listed as 6' 8" or more as a two guard or #3.  That's
> > enough to paralyze twos and threes in this league.  Think of this guy as a
> > 6' 8" Tony Allen with better shooting.  I'm big on getting a wing with shut
> > down ability to deal with the guys who are capable of 30 point
> > games.  Brewer is that guy.  For the team, I would much rather adding a
> > defensive stalwart than Yi.  Yi may be as advertised, but will he help win
> > games?
> >
> >   And finally, my brethren, did you see the comments this a.m. about big
> > Al?  GMs saying he would go 2 or 3 in this draft.  That's nice to
> > see.  Well, I'll be reading all I can about the tryouts and your comments in
> > the next few weeks.  Keep hope alive.  Gene
> >
> >
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