HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

November 13, 2014 Updates

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

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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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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 coming off the bench.” Oklahoman

Scott Brooks refused to reveal his decision on Monday, though it seems to be trending toward second-year center Steven Adams getting the starting nod. Perkins missed the entire preseason with a quad injury, while Adams continued his eye-opening play. “To me, it really don’t even matter,” Perkins said of the impending decision. “I just want an opportunity to play, that’s it. Since I’ve been here, the only thing I’ve been trying to embrace on the whole organization and the young guys is just how to win. Since I’ve been here, that’s all I’ve been doing.” Oklahoman

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Jeff Caplan: Kendrick Perkins dropped 22 lbs down to 276. Says he watched a lot of film this summer -- of his Boston days only. Twitter @Caplan_NBA

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On Thursday afternoon, Thunder GM Sam Presti announced that incumbent starter Kendrick Perkins had recently strained his quad. Perkins will miss the start of camp and be reevaluated in two weeks. This would seem to crack the door a bit for Adams, who impressed during his rookie season, opened eyes with some gutsy postseason performances and seems to be pushing for a more expanded role in Year 2. Oklahoman

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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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