Found May 18, 2013 on
Well this is certainly a head scratcher.
It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder are going to hold onto Kendrick Perkins. According to Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry, Thunder GM Sam Presti recently praised Perkins for about 20 minutes and also said they have no plans to amnesty him.
Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...We think Perk has a lot of value to our team."— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) May 18, 2013
For those who don't know, the amnesty clause was put in under the latest collective bargaining agreement. It's a provision where teams can essentially get out of bad contracts by waiving players and having their contract come off the salary cap. Here's a link that describes the process pretty well.
Perkins has been the prime candidate for the amnesty clause for a while now, even before his historically bad offseason this year. He can't move like he used to after the knee injury and is st...
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Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti says the team is not planning to amnesty center Kendrick Perkins despite his big salary.
The Oklahoma City Thunder bowed out to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semi-finals, and now there are several questions the organizations needs to answer.
The biggest question that needs to be answered is what will the Thunder do with center Kendrick Perkins. Thunder GM Sam Presti commented about Perkins and the idea of amnestying him today via Thunderous Intentions...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not considering using the amnesty clause on Kendrick Perkins.
"We just haven't considered using the provision. ... We think Perk has a lot of value to our team," Sam Presti said Saturday.
Perkins is set to make about $18 million over the next two seasons.
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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...
Old friend Kendrick Perkins made headlines last week for his underwhelming performance in the playoffs. Perk’s playoff impotence revived speculation that OKC would consider the amnesty provision on their center. Thunder GM Sam Presti says such speculation is inaccurate:
“We just haven’t considered using the provision,” Presti said. “I wouldn’t necessarily directly attribute...
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Tweet During a game earlier this season Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was involved in an altercation with Kendrick Perkins of the Oklahoma City Thunder that led to the ejection of both. After the game Randolph was quoted as saying: “There’s a lot of bluffing going on on the court, that’s all,” Randolph said. [...]
Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s disappointing end to the season, there has been speculation that the team could use its amnesty clause on center Kendrick Perkins. However, general manager Sam Presti told reporters -- including Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahomanm -- that he doesn't plan on using the clause to part ways with the big man.Presti told reporters that the team...