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Poor Kendrick Perkins. He’s getting blasted for laying a gigantic goose egg in the playoffs.
Perkins played in all 11 of the Thunder’s playoff games, averaging 19 minutes per game. In those 11 games, Perkins actually finished with a negative player efficiency rating. His -0.7 mark is the worst PER to have ever been posted in the playoffs by a player who saw 200 minutes or more of floor time. That level uselessness is astoundingly hard to achieve. Jason Collins, whose primary skill was his ability to foul people, has the second-worst PER on that list with 1.8. Nobody has ever gone into negative territory before Perk.
And it’s not as if Perkins’s -0.7 is misleading in any way. He was brought to Oklahoma City to be a rebounder, a defensive stopper, and a shot-blocker. He did none of those things. Perkins blocked just five shots, committed 24 turnovers while scoring just 24 points, and finished with two more rebounds (41) than he had personal fouls (39).
The old school crowd unwilling ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kendrick Perkins finished the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a PER of -0.7, which is the worst on record for a player with 200 or more minutes.
Perkins had 24 turnovers, 24 points, 39 fouls, five blocks and a plus/minus of -40 in the playoffs.
Perkins was acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011 in a trade involving Jeff Green.
Scott Brooks played Perkins 23.3 minutes per game in the...
If you watched any of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Post-Wesbrook injury playoff games this year, it was pretty obvious they missed the mercurial point guard’s offensive firepower. What was also painfully obvious was that Kendrick Perkins was flat out terrible. You didn’t need to look at any boxscores to confirm what your own eyes were The post Kendrick Perkins Just Had The Worst...
The Memphis Grizzlies eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games on Wednesday night, but it was the OKC fans that really won. Check out the amazing show of support from the Thunder faithful who stuck around to still chant and cheer on their team well after the final buzzer sounded. They probably also realize that they will have two very motivated 25 year-olds next year...
A season filled with championship hopes came to a quicker-than-expected conclusion for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A chance collision with Houston's Patrick Beverley knocked All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook out for the rest of the postseason, and the Thunder never recovered. Kevin Durant tried filling the void almost single-handedly, but even the three-time scoring champion...
Say what you want about John Hollinger's player efficiency rating. While it might not be the holy grail of advanced statistics, it's generally a good indicator of production. And when a player manages to have a negative rating over an entire postseason, you can be absolutely certain that he was horrible.
Kendrick Perkins had a PER of -0.7 in 11 playoff games for the Thunder...
Cameras caught Russell Westbrook in the stands last night, wholly unimpressed with the game in front of him. His Thunder lost to the Grizz after pulling it close at the end. But hey, it could be worse – at least his shirt didn’t have tic tacs on it.
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Marc Gasol in HS
DID I DO THAT?
During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder...
Needs a new mouthpiece
The simple and stupid way to look at this is that Kevin Durant didn't shoot well, so he must not be that good as we thought. But what we really learned by the end of this series was that having the second-best player in the world doesn't really matter when the rest of your teammates are losing their matchups. Just like in the last series, Memphis started...
After the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated last night from the NBA playoffs, it was safe to assume that many Seattle fans were pleased to see their former team fall short of another NBA title run.
While it’s normal for fans to rip the Thunder on Twitter, this might be the first time that the Washington Department of Transportation decided to do so.
Watch as their Twitter account...
When Russell Westbrook went down, OKC's lone remaining star needed
to do it all for the Thunder. Ultimately, he couldn't.
Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions.