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Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins
Position: None
Born: 11/10/84
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:280 lbs. / 127 kg.
Free agent center Kendrick Perkins, a 13-year NBA veteran, has agreed to a deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers-affiliated Canton Charge of the NBA’s G League, league sources tell ESPN. Perkins had the opportunity to start a professional coaching career with the Cavaliers, but is determined to return to the league as a player. In a text message on Monday, he told ESPN.com: “I’m serious and I’m committed to this (opportunity). I will sacrifice to show the NBA.”
5 days ago via ESPN
Storyline: Kendrick Perkins Free Agency
Perkins, a lumbering defensive presence with pedestrian career averages of 5.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, is widely considered the greatest teammate in modern NBA history. “He’s the type of guy that’s willing to do whatever it takes to help your teammates,” Russell Westbrook told The Crossover. “The thing that we all love about Perk,” adds Wizards coach Scott Brooks, “is that he cares. He has a big heart and he’s only about winning.” Perkins established a group text message with Durant and Westbrook upon arriving in Oklahoma City. “I didn’t know KD and Russ from a can of paint,” he says. “I just wanted to get it like how we had it in Boston.” They pinged the thread day and night, dishing football smack and NBA rumors. “We’re in it a lot,” Westbrook said back in April 2016, even after Perkins left the Thunder. “That’s the type of relationship we have [with him].” The group message has been silent following Durant’s departure to Oakland last summer. Perkins thinks it will resume activity in the future. “At least they’re talking to each other again,” he said. “I know they had talked right after they announced Russ won MVP. They texted. I think they broke the ice.”
GARNETT: I love him. That’s my real life brother, man. We have a super strong connection. That bond will never be broken and I’d do anything for ‘em. WESTBROOK: He’s one of the most unselfish guys I know, just willing to sacrifice to help other people out. RIVERS: He’s a sunshine guy. There’s guys who bring sunshine. He’s one of those guys.