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February 7, 2015 Updates

Sam Amick: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins has been suspended one game for initiating contact with Tyreke Evans of the Pelicans last night, per NBA Twitter @sam_amick

Sam Amick: Perkins essentially head butted Evans. He has to sit 1 game without pay. That hurts considering the Thunder host Clippers tomorrow night. Twitter @sam_amick

January 28, 2015 Updates

Perkins readily admits that he hears the trade chatter involving his name, but refuses to let it become a distraction to how he prepares on a day-to-day basis. “You just go with the flow, man,” Perkins told Basketball Insiders. “It’s a business so you can’t think about trades. If you think about them, you’ll just stress yourself out. Everything is going to happen for a reason, so you just have to let it take its place.” Basketball Insiders

With free agency looming, the Thunder could potentially lose Perkins for nothing in return this summer. But Perkins is totally candid about his upcoming free agency and fully believes that since he was acquired by the Thunder in 2011, he’s done nothing but help the franchise rise in the standings. “I just have to come out and make sure I do my job,” Perkins said of his pending free agency status. “I try not to look ahead to free agency. I just try to go out there and compete night in and night out. Basketball Insiders

“But ever since I’ve got to Oklahoma City, I feel like I haven’t did anything but help the organization get to where they want to be. The organization has helped me also. So this is a family. If I’m here next year or not, if I leave, I’m going to miss everyone here because we’re like family.” Oklahoma City has reached the Western Conference Finals three out of the past four seasons, losing in the NBA Finals back in 2012. This season, the Thunder (23-22) would be on the outside looking in at the playoffs if they started today, as the club currently sits 10th in the Western Conference standings. Basketball Insiders

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A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets are discussing a deal that would send Nets center Brook Lopez to the Thunder, Hornets guard Lance Stephenson to his hometown Nets and the Thunder's Jeremy Lamb and the Nets' Jarrett Jack to the Hornets. If the deal remains in its current form, the person told USA TODAY Sports that Thunder center Kendrick Perkins likely would go to the Nets as well. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of trade talks. USA Today Sports

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