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Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins
Position: -
Born: 11/10/84
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:280 lbs. / 127 kg.
As much as the Cavs appreciate Perkins as a locker room presence, the decision is simply a salary-cap ploy in order to try to aggregate the veteran center’s $2.5 million salary along with an existing contract in order to pursue a trade around the league. Team sources told ESPN that the Cavs “continue to explore all options to improve” heading into LeBron James’ decision about his future with the franchise.
3 weeks ago via ESPN
The two stayed together as teammates when Seattle relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008 until the Thunder traded Green and Nenad Krstic for Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins before the trade deadline in the 2010-11 season. Since then, Durant and Green have both stayed in touch and helped with various philanthropic projects for PG County. “They’re perfect role models for our area,” said Warriors guard Quinn Cook, who is also close childhood friends with Durant and Green. “They’re great basketball players, but they are better people and better human beings. They’re always there for the young guys. They’re there for advice if you ask any of the teammates. They’ve always been great teammates. It means a lot just to have guys like that with that talent.”
But when Perkins was walking out of the Quicken Loans Arena after Game 3 on Wednesday night, with Durant having decimated all hope of a Cavs comeback with a 43-point, 13-rebound, seven-assist outing for the ages, he just couldn’t stand the sight of his ex-teammate recapping his own greatness. So, in true “Perk” fashion, he flashed the old middle fingers at Durant as he spoke with reporters at the postgame podium. “Yeah, I flipped him the bird,” Perkins told USA TODAY Sports. “That’s my family, but that was for real.”
Perkins’ competitive side, in other words, was not happy with what Durant did to his team. “To be honest, I’d seen (Durant’s Game 3 performance) coming,” Perkins said. “Me being around him, me being a brother of his, I know him from playing with him for four and a half years, and I’d seen it coming in the first quarter. “When he hit his first four shots, and none of them hit the rim and they were all from different areas, I was like, ‘Man, we can’t continue to let him play like this.’ He kept them in the game, big shot after big shot.”