Kendrick Perkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kendrick Perkins' assignment is to make sure LeBron James knows he's the best

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins is known for a few things on the court, such as his ability to bang, intimidate and enforce, but motivational speaking probably isn't something you'd associate him with. As he continues to get acclimated to his new team, his best and most powerful attribute so..." March 04

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Cavs hopeful Kendrick Perkins' contract/paperwork complete for Pistons tonight. If not, Cavs debut will be Thursday vs Warriors.

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead' "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16

  • Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    Boston Herald "Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was dribbling down memory lane before last night’s game when he was asked if he believes his friend Rajon Rondo will stay with the Celtics after he becomes a free agent next summer. “He should,” said Perk, a Celt for seven-plus years before being traded to..." November 13

  • Thunder center Kendrick Perkins on starting: "It really don't even matter"

    The Oklahoman "He doesn’t know if he’ll start. He doesn’t know how much he’ll play. Facing a contract year, he doesn’t even know where he’ll be next season. “Ain’t gonna lie, I’m nervous,” Perkins admitted. “I don’t know what it’s gonna be, what the playing time gonna be, whether I’m starting or whether I’m..." October 28

  • Sam Presti: Reggie Jackson won't be traded before season; Perkins out 2 weeks to start camp

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti opened his press conference on Thursday with injury reports headed into preseason camp, as well as an update on the status of contract negotiations with Reggie Jackson. Presti said that trading Jackson before the season is not something he's even..." September 25

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Both Reggie Jackson and Kendrick Perkins competed in most of Thunder practice today. Scott Brooks not ruling them out vs Spurs.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Kendrick Perkins going through a pretty rigorous individual workout after shootaround today. Includes some full court running.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kendrick Perkins will miss up to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a left groin strain he sustained Thursday against Miami.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Scott Brooks says Kendrick Perkins (strained left groin) definitely out tomorrow. Steven Adams "likely" to start, Brooks said.

  • Kendrick Perkins confronts Joakim Noah in Thunder locker room "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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Perkins has a dislocated left ring finger and will not return.

  • OKC's Kendrick Perkins to miss next two games due to grandfather's passing

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins: Might be time for a change

    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

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  • Reports: Perkins charged with assault

    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

  • Perkins facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman "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

  • Thunder's Perkins dislocates finger in preseason game

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    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.

  • Doc Rivers admits Kendrick Perkins trade was a mistake

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins has surgery on right knee

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins' season was worst of career

    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

  • Thunder GM Sam Presti won't amnesty Kendrick Perkins

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    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."

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Scott Brooks on Kendrick Perkins: "I anticipate him playing more minutes tonight."

  • Kendrick Perkins' critics return, but Round 2 is a matchup made for him

    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

  • Perkins helps lock down old friends on Celtics

    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

  • Oklahoma City exploring Marcin Gortat and P.J. Tucker for Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and a first-round pick

    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. 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

  • Phoenix Suns Marcin Gortat, P.J. Tucker for Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and pick?

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins Out Vs. Rockets

    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

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    Kendrick Perkins will not play tonight against the Houston Rockets. The team says he sprained his right knee in yesterday's practice.

  • Is it time to move Kendrick Perkins?

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins, OKC's defensive anchor, shows he can score

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins Provides Support for Rajon Rondo in ACL Recovery, Says Biggest Hurdle Will Be Mental

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins tells critics 'check my winning percentage

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins helps Thunder to win over Jazz

    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

  • Title hopes might depend on Kendrick Perkins' long-term health

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins says Thunder will keep James Harden

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins has second surgery

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins has no idea what Scott Brooks is doing, either

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins Just Wasn't Made For These NBA Finals

    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

  • Boston Loves You, Perk, Even If No One Else Does

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins' pride shines through

    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

  • Ode to OKC's big three — Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison

    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

  • If Kendrick Perkins is gone, what has the OKC Thunder got?

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins' injury made beating Mavericks a necessity

    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

  • Kendrick Perkins loved in OKC ... but not so much elsewhere

    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

  • Team's reputation gets tougher with Kendrick Perkins' arrival, players' maturity

    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

  • No action coming against Kendrick Perkins

    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