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Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins
Position: C
Born: 11/10/84
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:280 lbs. / 127 kg.
Salary: $0
During Perkins’ visit with the Black & Blue Report this week, the new New Orleans Pelicans reserve referenced two other famous teammates while discussing Anthony Davis. In his brief time so far with Davis, the 30-year-old Perkins has noticed similarities to a pair of Kevins he played with in Boston and Oklahoma City, respectively. “I’ve only been around him a couple days, but as far as his personality and his game, you look at his body and the way he plays, he’s got a lot of Kevin Garnett in him,” Perkins compared of the versatile power forwards. “And his personality outside of basketball, he’s got a lot of Kevin Durant in him.”
Davis is the headliner on a roster that has been one of the NBA’s youngest teams, something Perkins factored into his decision to sign with New Orleans. Perkins is the oldest Pelicans player, with every other member of the squad in his 20s. Davis is only 22, while Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are just 25. “You looked at every position from AD to Jrue to Eric (Gordon) to Tyreke and you just saw that they had a nice core, young guys that were good at every position,” Perkins said. “Raw talent. All they needed was a couple teaching points on the little things and professionalism. They had that (professionalism) already, because they work hard. But on the court, they needed a leader. The leader is not always the best player on the team, but more so the vocal side.”