Clifford Ray has coached both Dwight Howard and Kendrick Perkins (along with many excellent big men in the league) and had this to say about them:
"Kendrick has the same kind of skills as Dwight has," Ray said. "He's just not as athletic as Dwight, but they both basically play the game the same way."
But the differences were just as noticeable.
"Dwight's a power player, but he's athletic," said Ray. "Perkins is a power player with strength and a knowledge of the game well past his youth. Perkins is a student of the game."