Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 5/18/13
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 still owed around $18.63 million...
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