As for Kendrick Perkins, Toppin was the real deal for the New York Knicks.
On Thursday morning Perkins told ESPN’s “First Take” that Toppin’s draft was the best thing the Knicks have done in a decade. He strongly believes that Toppin can help save one of the most tortured franchises in the sport.
“This is the best thing the New York Knicks have done in the past 10 years. It is electrifying. It’s at the box office. It reminds me a lot of Blake Griffin when he was out, “Perkins said.” He’ll fill the seats. He’s a must-see TV. He led college with 107 dunks last year and I’m not talking about Kendrick Perkins-type dunks – little colors to a hand and two hands. I’m talking about between the legs, windmill and all. And it can stretch the floor. It’s fierce and it’s ready. “