Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/3/12
Many will argue that Kendrick Perkins has been a disappointment since the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired him from the Boston Celtics two seasons ago. Perkins has average just 5.1 points per game in exactly 100 games for the Thunder, which is a let-down for any fans who were expecting him to be an offensive force in the post. However, those who were expecting that type of production are not familiar with Perk’s game. Perkins last two games (12 points against the Jazz, 10 points against the Hornets) were two of his better efforts this season. He held Al Jefferson to a modest 16 points on 7-for-18 shooting on Friday night, and snapped at reporters after the game for asking him where this Perkins has been hiding. “They didn’t have to go through two off-season surgeries, either,” Perkins said according to The Oklahoman. “I mean, they’re going to say what they want to say. But at the end of the day I know what I’m doing. So whatever. Just check my winning percentage since I been here.” With Boston, Perkins was known for his ability to protect the post and shut down opposing centers. He has also had to battle a major knee injury and work to get his confidence back. “I’m just trying to do my job, man,” he explained. “It’s not a team where I’m going to be coming out here getting 10-plus points a night. I know that. So I just try to find different ways to get involved in the game, whether it’s picking up full court with (Russell Westbrook) to locking up the best post player that they got on their team. So I just try to come out and have an effect on the game.” With the talent the Thunder have on offense, getting great defense from a player like Perkins should be more than enough. Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
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