Kendrick Perkins selected defending champion Toronto Raptors to win the Eastern Conference.
The former NBA champion and current ESPN analyst believes the Raptors have a huge advantage over the Milwaukee Bucks.
“The Raptors have two big players who can anchor a defense and protect the color, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol – both are elite defenders. By the way, I’ve never seen a team that likes to play defense.
The Toronto Raptors like to play defense. You should see the joy on their faces, how proud they are to play defense. They don’t even care about the offensive end.
They say, “OK, we can get a bucket.” And they have depth. … So, I’m looking at this Raptors team, Greeny, and I picked them from the east, ”Perkins said recently. via NESN.