HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

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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

January 24, 2014 Updates

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

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

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