HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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