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But as far as Rondo staying, Perkins elaborated on why he thinks that's the best move for his good friend and former teammate. "I think it's a perfect situation for him," Perkins said. "He's got a good group of guys around him. Good young coach. It's his team. He's able to play the way he's capable of playing. He's averaging almost a triple-double. He's got good talent around him. (Jared) Sullinger, Jeff (Green), ... the young kid with the long hair (Kelly Olynyk) ... he's got some talent around him. I think he wants to stay. I think he should." CSNNE.com
Perkins, who was traded to Oklahoma City in 2011 in a deal that netted Boston Jeff Green, also wouldn't rule out a return to the team that drafted him out of high school in 2003. "If the opportunity presented itself, I would," Perkins said. "But you never know. It's not on me. I have to be wanted, to come back." CSNNE.com
In a pregame speech intended to motivate his teammates, Kendrick Perkins didn’t seem too impressed with the Kings and their strong start, telling them that despite it all, “these mother f—ers are still the Sacramento Kings.” NBCSports.com
Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins grew frustrated with Jackson by the third quarter. Both big men began freezing out their point guard, refusing to pass him the ball to lead the break following defensive rebounds. After the game, Thunder coach Scott Brooks even publicly criticized Jackson for not moving the ball. Jackson took responsibility. Oklahoman
Perkins wasn’t proud of his actions, either. “Just let the game come to you,” Perkins said about Jackson. “But with myself and with Serge, we got to do a better job with our body language and leadership skills, because I didn’t like the way I acted in the Brooklyn game as far as my body language toward Reggie. But we know Reggie means well. We support him. He’s one of my good friends off the court. So it’s no harm in that.” Oklahoman
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