HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

January 3, 2014 Updates

Kendrick Perkins was upset Monday after Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet posted a photo of himself with Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant and a few other teammates out together. Perkins wasn’t too pleased that he didn’t receive the invite, commenting “Y’all ni**as go do sh*t and don’t hit perk up I see. It’s love tho,” on the photo. beyondthebuzzer.com

December 21, 2013 Updates

Noah had come in to see former teammate Thabo Sefolosha after Sefolosha visited the Bulls' locker room a few minutes before. Words were exchanged between Noah and Perkins before Noah ultimately walked out. "It doesn't matter," Noah said of the incident. "Just nothing. Just trying to chill with Thabo. It's all good. ... It's not that serious." "I know that you guys are probably bored right now: We're losing, there's nothing to do, there's nothing else to talk about. But it's not a big deal," Noah said. "Just waking up in the morning having to talk to NBA security. Come on, let's move on. We've got a game tonight. It's not a big deal. No big deal." ESPN.com

Noah said he had no previous history with Perkins. Although there was no physical altercation, the pair continued to exchange words as Noah walked to the Bulls' bus. "He's just an angry dude, you know?" Noah said. "It's all good." When asked to clarify his discussion with NBA security, Noah tried to move on. "We don't have to talk about this anymore," Noah said. "Nothing happened. It's no big deal. I shouldn't have been in that locker room in the first place. Just wanted to say hi to some loved ones, Thabo's family, that's it. It's not a big deal. Perk is an angry dude. It's all good." ESPN.com

December 20, 2013 Updates

There were still players and reporters in the locker room at the time, so plenty of witnesses to the verbal exchange between Noah and Perkins. Anthony Slater from The Oklahoman sent this account: Perkins: "They just let anybody in the locker room?" Noah: "Come on, man." Perkins: "I'm just asking." Noah: "Come on, man." Perkins: "Just let anyone in the locker room now?" Noah: "You want me to wait outside?" Perkins: "I'm just saying, though." Noah: "If you want me to wait outside, I'll wait outside." Perkins: "Get your ass up outta here." Noah: "All right." Arlington Heights Daily Herald

The two players then crossed paths again outside the locker room. More words were exchanged as Noah walked toward the Bulls' bus, but ultimately nothing else transpired. The Bulls have an open policy regarding former players walking into their locker room. Former players go in and out all the time. Judging from this exchange, the same policy does not exist with the Thunder. ESPN.com

December 19, 2013 Updates

So tonight, I wandered around the aisles of Target, watching Kendrick Perkins carry two twin boys around on each arm. I watched Thabo Sefolisha help young girl pick out which One Direction DVD she wanted. I watched Kevin Durant walk around with two little guys listening to every word they had to say. I watched Nick Collison help a shy little girl pick out 12 different Barbies. I watched Russell Westbrook try and keep up with two mini-mes, following around two hyperactive boys that wanted all the biggest toys they could find. DailyThunder.com

December 10, 2013 Updates

The hidden impact of the Gay deal is that we're suddenly down to just 10 names in the entire league who are even eligible to be released via the amnesty clause next July. And when you read those 10 names you'll understand why Boozer and Perkins, now that Salmons has been dealt, are realistically the last two who can generate any legitimate amnesty speculation until the next collective bargaining agreement. They are: Atlanta's Al Horford; Boston's Rajon Rondo; Chicago's Boozer and Joakim Noah; Memphis' Mike Conley and Zach Randolph; Oklahoma City's Nick Collison, Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins; San Antonio's Tony Parker. ESPN.com

December 9, 2013 Updates
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November 30, 2013 Updates

The Thunder played the second half without Kendrick Perkins, who suffered a dislocated finger. That's usually no big deal, except Gran Torino teamed with Ibaka to let the Warriors have little in the paint. Golden State took advantage of rookie center Steven Adams, who played in Perkins' stead. “There's no question they're an exciting team and they're tough to guard,” Brooks said. “Whoever plays either team is going to have their hands full.” Oklahoman

November 29, 2013 Updates
November 22, 2013 Updates

“Perk takes a lot of bullying for us,” Thunder guard Reggie Jackson said. “He makes it easy. He brought that fire for us. Got us a little amped up. Especially with his pregame speech, talking about us being dogs, going out there, being aggressive.” Oklahoman

November 14, 2013 Updates
November 13, 2013 Updates

Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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