Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/30/12

Now is probably not the best time to be commenting on basketball players' overall IQs (although Tim Duncan DID graduate in four years from Wake Forest). Now is the time to go on the court and show what you got.

The Playoffs are a grueling challenge for every player. Your weaknesses are exposed more and more as the teams get better and better deeper in the Playoffs and your opponents takes away what you want to do most. At least, that is what the good teams and players do. The trick is to be able to do all those things still and challenge defenders to actually stop you.

There is a wide experience gap between Tim Duncan and Andrew Bynum. A W I D E experience gap in terms of championships, experience and savvy. So what Kendrick Perkins said following his Game One matchup, his first postseason battle with the "Big Fundamental," should not be too surprising.

Perhaps it is its frankness or its obvious correctness that has people stunned that Perkins actually said what we were all thinking.

So after defending Bynum and Duncan, Perkins would be the best to compare the differences between the two bigs and Perk gets right down to the point - Duncan is a smarter player.

Perk was asked what the difference is between defending Tim Duncan and Andrew Bynum. “Well, Duncan is smart,” he said.

Ouch Perk but then again, it was kind of an obvious observation.

(h/t Jeff Garcia of Project Spurs)

Again, nothing ground-breaking that Duncan plays a much more cerebral and patient game than Bynum. That comes with experience and with their natural proclivities and levels of play.

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