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Garnett says Sullinger is like Perkins… without the defense

Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

Boston Celtics' Sullinger has ball stripped from his hands by Milwaukee Bucks' Sanders during their NBA basketball game in Boston Reuters

Kevin Garnett really likes Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger. The highest praise for him might be this — on a veteran, contending team Doc Rivers is giving him nearly 19 minutes a game.

Kevin Garnett tried to pay him a better compliment — comparing him to Kendrick Perkins on the Celtics official Web site.

“He reminds me a lot of Perk, man, when Perk was here,” Garnett said on Tuesday. “Obviously he’s not the defensive player that Perk was, but his IQ, moving the ball, being unselfish… he’s a great teammate.”

Perkins without the defense? Not a whole lot left there.

Perkins was efficient in his limited offensive opportunities, he played a smart game. Sullinger does that for a rookie. I get where KG was going with this.

But still, Perk without the defense, not the best compliment out there.

  1. paulhargis53 - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Garnett is trying to motivate the young man into playing better defense.

    Don’t question The Big Ticket.

    • hehateme2 - Nov 8, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      more like The Big Moron

    • Sideline Mob - Apr 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      I’d only question the Big Ticket if he was a scumbag who called opponents “cancer patients”.

  2. money2long - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    so kim kardashian is like beyonce..without the talent ?

    • raidmagic - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      HAHA awesome!!!

    • pellypell - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      Oh Kim has talent, just of a different variety. Just ask sk Ray J, Kanye, Reggie, Nick Lachey, Miles Austin, Nick Cannon, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bieber, etc. etc etc…

      • 00maltliquor - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM

        Bieber my a$$! That lil’ pipsqueak wouldn’t know what to do with it! lol

    • jackrabbit56 - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      …or the looks…

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

      Bwahhhaahaahaaa! LMAO!

      +100 thumbs up if I could! I was searching for the right words to comment, but buddy, nothing left to say after that.

  3. bigtrav425 - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Dillinger over Perk any day

    • dls612 - Nov 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Allen over Terry any day! GO HEAT!!!!

  4. michaeljordanseviltwin - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Perkins turns the ball over 20% of the time that he touches it. His defense was all he had so I guess this is a huge diss on Sully.

  5. lakerluver - Nov 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Perkins is overrated as a defender. Being big and menacing doesn’t make him a good defender. How good of a defender was he when Blake came out of the heavens above and posterized him? He’s a big, slow dude who stands in the lane and hammers dudes. Not exactly Hakeem or Russell.

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