HoopsHype Kendrick Perkins rumors


April 20, 2015 Updates

Kendrick Perkins never ceases to be amazed by his ex-Celts captain, Paul Pierce. But as much as Pierce was his old trash-talking self during Washington’s win Saturday over Toronto, the Cavaliers center found himself wanting more. “I actually thought that they maybe should have gone to him a little more down the stretch,” Perkins said when asked about the Pierce 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime. “I don’t know if the Wizards know what kind of a killer they’ve got over there.” Boston Herald

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"I haven't even seen them have an argument or anything like that," Perkins said. "... You've got LeBron, who's arguably the greatest player ever, and he really only wants to win; he wants to win titles. And you've got K-Love, and this is all new to him. He comes from a team where he was the man and he put up his numbers and stuff like that, and he's doing a lot of sacrificing. But when you're trying to win a title," Perkins said, tapping me on the knee as we sat on the Baruch College court, "you have to do a lot of sacrificing. The teams that don't sacrifice are the teams that go home in April." CBSSports.com

March 22, 2015 Updates

Why does David Blatt not expand his rotation a bit? I’ve been shocked Perkins doesn’t play more. 
@Solano_56 I wrote when they acquired him that Kendrick Perkins was simply an insurance policy. He’s that break-glass-in-case-of-emergency big at the end of the bench. He was never brought here with the intent of playing heavy minutes based at least in part on the fact the Thunder struggled this season when he was on the court. There are moments Perkins is valuable, but overall, he won’t be part of the rotation unless there is an injury or foul trouble. Akron Beacon Journal

March 16, 2015 Updates

Steve Kyler: Perkins says he's really happy with the fit in Cleveland and the team has really embraced him and he appreciates that. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

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When Perkins speaks, players listen. He has been influential in inspiring some of the greats throughout his career - from Ray Allen, to Kevin Garnett, to Rajon Rondo, to Kevin Durant to Russell Westbrook. What he shares with them varies, depending on the scenario. "I've done it all the time," Perkins told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I'm just getting them ready because I know we're all in the same boat looking for the same thing. You've got to take care of your dogs." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 4, 2015 Updates

"With Perk, he's always put his mindset in on who he's going up against, the team that he's going up against before he even stepped out on the floor," James said. "He's always had that aggression. I loved playing with him when we were kids and I hated playing against him those times when he was in Boston and OKC, and I'm back to loving him again. "He's a guy that you hate to go against because he's just so competitive, so determined to win and then when you get beside him, you love him because he's with you and all he cares about is the team. He cares about winning. He'll run through a wall for you. I'm ecstatic about him being here." Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 24, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed center Kendrick Perkins, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today. Per league policy, terms of the contract were not released. NBA.com

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