Boston Celtics: 10 Reasons Kendrick Perkins Is Necessary To Celtics Title Hopes

January 14th, 2011 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
Boston Celtics' starting center, Kendrick Perkins, is yet to play a game this season. Last season, Perkins tore two ligaments in his right knee in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Perkins was a vital part in the Celtics' run at the title as their starting center in his ability to control the paint. Losing Games 6 and 7 after losing Perk came at no surprise, getting beat on the rebounds by 13 in each game.

The extensive absence of Perkins has resulted in a plethora of off-season acquisitions by the C's in the front court. Adding depth to the rotation in Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal and Semih Erden from Turkey, the C's have managed to currently sit atop the Eastern conference through the first 38 games at a record of 29-9.

Expected to return mid-February, Perkins will serve as a key contributor in the Celtics' hopes to raise an 18th banner in the TD Garden. Here are the 10 reasons why Perkins' return will be key in another run at the title for Boston.

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