HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

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The Heat could stand to add more talent at point guard. Kyle Lowry would be their dream, though Toronto must be considered the favorite to retain him. Miami could also land much-needed help on the wings by snagging Shawn Marion, Marvin Williams or Trevor Ariza. I'm also told that Pat Riley intends to make a run at Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins, who has one year left on his contract. ESPN.com

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Despite his athletic limitations, Kendrick Perkins knows the identity and strength of his Thunder team – a mobile juggernaut that can overwhelm with quickness, length and explosion. But as a guy who has survived in this league because of brute strength and an underrated knowledge of the game, Perkins also knows its weakness. “The biggest thing with our team is our mental,” Perkins said, bluntly, in his exit interview. “In my opinion, we have more than enough talent to win a championship this year. I thought we just fell short because of the mental things that we did wrong.” Oklahoman

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The reality, furthermore, is that there's no real salary-cap benefit to cutting Perkins loose now. Wiping next season's $9.4 million salary off the books won't get the Thunder under the cap, so there's nothing to be gained by such a move beyond appeasing Perk-bashers that they'd never listen to anyway. ESPN.com

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That's why Perkins is a big believer that when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return to the TD Garden on Sunday for the first time since being traded to Brooklyn, it will be an emotional time for both players. Especially Pierce who spent his entire NBA career with Boston until the blockbuster trade this summer sent him and Garnett along with Jason Terry, to the Nets. "I expect it to be crazy," said Perkins. "I expect them to get a pretty good welcome back which is well deserved, I think." CSNNE.com

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In 2011, CSNNE.com reported former Celtic Kendrick Perkins rejected the team's offer which turned out to be significantly less than the four-year, $34.8 million extension he signed shortly after being traded to his current team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. There was a report that said the Celtics offered Perkins a four-year deal worth $30 million. “That wasn’t it," Perkins told CSNNE.com at the time. "They offered me four years, but it was closer to like $22 million. You talking four years, $30 million! Shoot, that’s different. That’s a big difference.” CSNNE.com

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