In the preseason, people were asking me if they should take Serge Ibaka in the third round or the fourth round, as if those were the only two options. Sure, he’s great with the blockin’ and all, but I do not consider him a well rounded Center. Last night’s game is about what I expected, although with more rebounds and less blocks: 4 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks. His value all comes down to blocks. If you love his blocks and want them for your team, then he can do no wrong. If you want some meat with your gravy, I’m not sure you see it from Ibaka.
Kendrick Perkins – With 28 minutes as a starter (at Center, no less), he took 2 shots. Made one of ‘em. He had 6 rebounds and a block, which of course was less than Ibaka. Good thing he started at Center, then.
Jeremy Lamb – Did not play (coach’s decision). Sure, why wouldn’t he? It’s not like Kendrick Perkins got 28 flippin’ minutes of crappy poo time (yes, I know they play different positions, don’t take away my rage). It’s okay, I’m su