Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti says the team is not planning to amnesty center Kendrick Perkins despite his big salary.
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...
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.
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...
I enjoy advanced statistics, but I don’t use them solely in analyzing any one part of the NBA; they’re a great tool and sometimes they’re pretty neat. For example, one should never use PER (Player Efficiency Rating) – alone – to analyze a player, but when Tom Haberstroh tweeted out this historical feat by Kendrick [...]The post Kendrick Perkins Makes History In The Playoffs…With...
I am not big on PER and Sabermetrics, I prefer to just use my eyes, but I do know that it is very difficult to have a -0.7 PER, which according to ESPN, is the worst in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
In case you were wondering PER stands for Player Efficiency Rating. It was created by ESPN John Hollinger, who ironically works for the Grizzlies now. Here is how he defines it.
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...
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...
The two former teammates in Boston got a little feisty with one another on the interwebs last night.
While watching the NBA playoffs Monday night, OKC’s Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter to express some thoughts on his former Celtic teammate and current Inside The NBA panelist, Shaq. Basically, he thinks the big fella talks about himself, a lot.
Do Shack ever stop talking about himself. SMH
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 7, 2013
My bad Shaq
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins...