Kendrick Perkins will miss up to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a left groin strain he sustained Thursday against Miami.
Scott Brooks says Kendrick Perkins (strained left groin) definitely out tomorrow. Steven Adams "likely" to start, Brooks said.
CBSSports.com "The locker room is a sacred place for a professional athlete. And it has imaginary lines that are not to be crossed. Following the Thunder's 107-95 win over the Bulls on Thursday, during interviews in the OKC locker room, Bulls center Joakim Noah was paying a visit to former teammate Thabo..." December 20
Perkins has a dislocated left ring finger and will not return.
Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the..." November 13
Rotoworld "Kendrick Perkins had three points and one rebound in 16 minutes on Sunday, and suggested after the game that it "might be time for a change." "I'm sitting here thinking and it might be time for a change," Perkins wrote on Twitter. This could mean anything, but he deleted it moments later which..." November 04
Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has been charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching a woman and her brother in the face outside a Houston nightclub in July according to multiple reports. According to KHOU in Houston Perkins posted $1000 bond Thursday morning. His..." October 11
CBSSports.com "Kendrick Perkins is facing assault charges for an incident that happened in Houston in July where he allegedly punched a woman and her brother. Via CBS affiliate KHOU: Kendrick Perkins who lives in Tomball and plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder posted a $1000 bond Thursday morning on the..." October 10
Fox Sports Southwest "The Thunder already lost Russell Westbrook for the first month or more of the regular season and now they'll have to deal with another injury after their first preseason game Saturday. Starting center Kendrick Perkins dislocated his finger in the first half. The Thunder haven't announced how..." October 05
Kendrick Perkins has a sore knee. He went through most of today's practice. Brooks said they will monitor it and see how he feels Tuesday.
Pro Basketball Talk "When it went down Celtics fans were up in arms — Boston traded Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City mainly for Jeff Green. Danny Ainge’s name suddenly came with a new adjective for Boston fans and it’s one we can’t repeat here. Since then Boston has defended the trade and as Perkins’ production..." September 13
The Oklahoman "Thunder center Kendrick Perkins underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday morning, The Oklahoman has learned. Perkins is expected to resume full basketball activities in two weeks. The scope, while considered routine for players with previous injuries, is not something Perkins..." July 10
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins does things that don't show up in the box score. How many times have we heard that? It's long been the Thunder's counter argument in defense of its starting center's subpar statistics. But that logic is running out of rope after three straight seasons of plummeting..." May 28
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins sat down for his season-ending interview with reporters Thursday and was told, to his surprise, that he was sweating. “Well I just left out of Sam's office so I might be sweating,” Perkins said of his exit interview with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. “That was a joke,”..." May 19
Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...We think Perk has a lot of value to our team."
Scott Brooks on Kendrick Perkins: "I anticipate him playing more minutes tonight."
The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks on Friday night finally did what so many have seemed to want him to do for so long. He benched Kendrick Perkins. When the decision worked, and the Thunder went on to a series-clinching win in Game 6 over the Houston Rockets, those recognizable three syllables once again..." May 05
CSN New England "Kevin Durant led the charge for Oklahoma City with 23 points and 11 rebounds in the Thunder's 91-79 win over Boston. Russell Westbrook had 15 points and Serge Ibaka had seven points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots despite early foul trouble. Kendrick Perkins' six-point,..." March 11
Arizona Republic "Much of the Suns’ trade talk seems to have simmered down as the Thursday 1 p.m. deadline nears, but there is one more possibility. ESPN.com reported New York’s interest in Jermaine O’Neal and Toronto’s interest in Sebastian Telfair while another source said there was All-Star break talk of..." February 20
Bright Side Of The Sun "Nothing more has been made of this rumor, so it may have already died on the vine. I know that the Phoenix Suns are extremely averse to letting rumors fly of actual, live trade talk, so this may be no more than a one-way pipe dream. Yet this rumor appears heavily in favor of the Suns, despite..." February 20
Welcome To Loud City ""Kendrick Perkins will not play tonight against the Houston Rockets. The team says he sprained his right knee in yesterday's practice." LET THE RUMORS BEGIN! Or not. Generally, teams don't make up phantom injuries for their players if they're about to be dealt. They're upfront about it, because..." February 20
Kendrick Perkins will not play tonight against the Houston Rockets. The team says he sprained his right knee in yesterday's practice.
Welcome To Loud City "When the Boston Celtics traded for Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder in 2011 he was the perfect fit to what OKC was missing. He instantly added a veteran presence with championship experience to a team that was very green and who's major stars had very little playoff seasoning. Perkins impact was..." February 14
The Oklahoman "No telling how many times Thunder coach Scott Brooks has come to the defense of Kendrick Perkins' offense, or lack thereof. Brooks constantly preaches OKC traded for Perkins two years ago this month because of his defensive presence, not his offensive prowess. The Beast from Beaumont “will..." February 09
NESN "Rajon Rondo is looking at a long road back from ACL surgery, but he’ll have a familiar face helping him along as he recovers. Former Celtics teammate Kendrick Perkins, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, had a similar injury in 2010, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee..." February 07
The Oklahoman "After his best game of the season Friday against Utah, Kendrick Perkins took exception to a reporter's question about criticism he's received this season. Following an inspired effort against Jazz center Al Jefferson, Perkins was asked about his critics who have questioned his play this..." December 02
The Oklahoman "This, apparently, is what it looks like when Kendrick Perkins' impact does show up in the stat sheet. There were points and rebounds and blocked shots and assists. There was defense, dependable and dominating defense, used to shut down his opponent and shut off the opposing team's most..." December 01
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins strolled onto the court inside Chesapeake Energy Arena 90 minutes before tipoff Sunday night against Atlanta and began his customary pregame workout with Thunder assistant coach Mark Bryant. But this time, over the next 20 or so minutes, Perkins was testing his left ankle, the..." November 05
Pro Basketball Talk "Kendrick Perkins is not the Thunder general manager, talking in qualifiers about financial realities. Kendrick Perkins is a guy who believes in team whole heartedly. He did in Boston and it was hard on him when he was traded. But he's found it again in Oklahoma City. And he can't see anyone..." September 12
The Oklahoman "Thunder center Kendrick Perkins has had a second surgical procedure this offseason. The club announced Thursday that Perkins underwent a successful procedure to repair a ligament tear in his left wrist. Perkins suffered the injury in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio..." July 20
Pro Basketball Talk "All series long Thunder coach Scott Brooks has been taking flack for his handling of the Thunder rotations — sitting Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at the same time, leaving guys with hot hands on the bench, not seeming to have a feel for his team. It's not just you and me, Kendrick Perkins..." June 20
SB Nation "When the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Jeff Green for Kendrick Perkins in February 2011, the main draws were post defense and championship experience. Perk had helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA title, and earned a reputation as one of the nastiest interior defenders in the league. The..." June 17
Celtics Blog "Let's begin with this: Boston loves Kendrick Perkins. This statement is uncontroversial. Incontrovertible. Probably enduring forever. Perk is a hard-working, overachieving, tough dude, and Boston bills itself as a hard-working, overachieving, tough town. It was a match made in heaven, ever..." June 13
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins plays basketball angry. Plays mad. Invents enemies to keep himself all lathered up. That's why Perk scowls. Why he glares. Why he backs down from no confrontation and often accelerates them. That's why I call him Gran Torino. Why he yelled at the TNT broadcast crew early in..." June 02
The Oklahoman "The Thunder's big three came to play Monday night. And we don't mean KD, Russ and James. Oh, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden had fantastic games. Offensively, they were stellar. Defensively, they were solid. But this game turned and this series ended because of Kendrick..." May 22
The Oklahoman "How you like him now? Now that the Oklahoma City Thunder's championship hopes are riding on the health of his hip, and now that his defense is desperately needed to contend with the best center left in these playoffs, how do you like Kendrick Perkins? Do you now appreciate what "Big Perk"..." May 09
The Oklahoman "Sweeping the Mavs seemed like such a grand notion for the Thunder. Bouncing the defending champions. Avenging the Western Conference meltdown of a year ago. Showing Big Brother that Little Brother is growing up fast. Oh, what fun. But before all the fashionably late fans had even settled..." May 06
The Oklahoman "North of the Red River, we love us some Kendrick Perkins. We invite him to our kids' birthday parties, and give him great nicknames like Gran Torino and Sergeant Scowl, and go crazy when he shocks us by making two foul shots. But south of the Red, and frankly anywhere past Oklahoma soil..." May 03
The Oklahoman "During its first 2 1/2 seasons of existence, the Thunder was viewed as a "soft" team. Then Kendrick Perkins arrived in a Feb. 24, 2011, trade with the Boston Celtics. OKC instantaneously became much less gooey and has solidified itself a little more each day since. There is perhaps nothing..." May 03
Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins will be on the court and his usual scowling, fouling self for Game 3. There are no penalties forthcoming against the Thunder big man who got into a dust-up with Dirk Nowitzki , the Mavericks have been told. The incident in question was the first-quarter..." May 02
The Oklahoman "A war of words escalated to a brief war on the floor between the Thunder and Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki. After Game 1 on Saturday night, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle mentioned the physical play of opponents while defending Nowitzki. On Sunday, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said complaining..." May 01
The Oklahoman "It was Thunder center Kendrick Perkins' decision to defend Dallas uber forward Dirk Nowitzki with 2:17 left in Saturday night's 99-98 victory over the Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Perkins instructed Serge Ibaka to guard center Ian Mahinmi so Perkins could take a crack at..." April 30
The Oklahoman "When someone with the size and temperament of 6-foot-10, 261-pound Kendrick Perkins speaks, teammates tend to listen. Dating back to a Feb. 24, 2011, trade that brought him to the Thunder via the Boston Celtics, Perkins has preached patience. This might seem odd coming from a man with 12..." April 20
The Oklahoman "No-nonsense Thunder center Kendrick Perkins said he didn't like the body language of teammates during the closing minutes of Wednesday night's 100-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "They took the lead and we act like the game was over with six minutes to play in the game," Perkins said..." April 13
The Oklahoman "With 2:27 left in the second quarter of the Thunder's 91-75 victory over Toronto on Sunday night, words were exchanged between center Kendrick Perkins and several Toronto players after a timeout. Raptors center Jamaal Magloire looked at the Thunder bench and made a throat-slashing gesture as he..." April 09
The Oklahoman "Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is again one technical foul away from an automatic one-game suspension. That is, of course, if his latest infraction holds up. Perkins was called for a technical foul with 5:45 remaining in the second quarter after committing a hard foul against Miami guard..." April 05
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins recently rounded up Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to sit them down for a talk that he considered much-needed and, perhaps, long overdue. The big man wanted both to check their egos at the door. He wanted his All-Star teammates to cool it on any stat-padding and..." April 02
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins wanted more. Even after he had just spent 30-plus minutes going head-to-head with Dwight Howard, and the Thunder barely got out of Orlando with a win, the big man immediately expressed his burning desire for an even more difficult night. "I really want to have an overtime..." March 03
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins has had at least one assist in the past three games, including a career-high tying six against Utah on Tuesday. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he has made it a point to run offense through Perkins at times to keep him involved and take advantage of his unheralded passing..." February 17