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 Back at the trade deadline of 2011, Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made one of the least popular trades in a long time when he unloaded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.   With the lack of size and rebounding from the players on the roster in the last two full seasons, the return of "Perk" has been on everyone's mind, particularly fans. Rumors have come out about the possibility of Perkins' current team using the amnesty clause in order to save $18.6 million on their salary cap over the next two seasons, although the team would still have the pay the player. Due to the fact that Perkins current contract was signed prior to July 1, 2011 when the clause became a provision in the latest collective bargaining agreement, he is a player whom is eligible for the clause.   However, according to a report from Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman Thunder GM Sam Presti will n...
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