I have a couple of quiet rumblings I want to get out of my head. Firstly, KG admitting he hates matching up with Eddy Curry should surprise no one. And it brings us back to the importance of Perk, and how critical it is that KG doesn't get the shit beaten out of him by playing bigger centers every game. It's nice that KG will do whatever the coach wants him to do, but with Glenn in charge we are only a sprained ankle away from KG logging 40 minutes a night at center.
So Perk best be healthy. The prospect of bringing Antoine back is intriguing, but the NBA "waiver wire" might have some more suitable pieces to be snagged by the time Monday rolls around. If Doleac is bought out, for example, you could have another real center on your roster. Or how about if Jackie Butler gets waived by Houston? A decent big could be out there, and help to assuage this center issue.
That said, I am most flabbergasted by Earl Boykins still being on the market. Even though at the present moment center might look like the most needy position, how the heck can you not add Earl if it is for the veteran's minimum? Earl Boykins is fucking good. I recall reading an article a few years ago where Earl essentially said that because of his size he has to prove himself every year. I guess he was right; although it is absurd that at this point he has to prove anything. The criticism against Boykins this past summer was that he was not a good chemistry guy. Frankly, I don't believe it. Earl could light it up for the C's second unit; the guy is some of the best instant offense in the league. His unemployment this late in October shows just how foolish many GMs can be in the NBA. It's what keeps Eric Snow smiling.