The folks at Perk is a Beast (who tell me they are going to focus on Perkins more this year) have the first of a 3 part interview with him up today. Some highlights after the break:
PIAB: How about the back up center position?
PIAB: You know we saw when you and Scott were out, some of the game plan was exposed a little bit. Any concerns about that?
PERK: Naw, not at all. I mean, I just see Doc wanting to play me at least 35 minutes, and the only thing that’s gonna keep me off the court is me getting in foul trouble, so you know once I start getting into the flow of the game and not picking up the early fouls, then I think I’ll be playing pretty much the whole game. I can see how he’s got the rotation going.
PIAB: Do you have the wind to play the whole game?
PERK: Um, I don’t think my wind is up right now to play 48 minutes, but I think I can play 35 or 40.
PIAB: Just quickly about your hamstring. Was it a tight hamstring or what was it?
PERK: It was a mildly pulled hamstring, and they just…
PIAB: Did you pull it in a game or in practice?
PERK: A game in Worcester. So, you know, Ed told me that he didn’t want me to take a chance cause it was really sore. So he was like ‘I don’t want you to tear it, cause if you tear it then its like 6 to 8 weeks, and we cant afford to have you out 6 to 8 weeks at the beginning of the season, at the start of the season.’ So I was just like, ok sure.