HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

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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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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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