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Kendrick Perkins | Center

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 270
College: None
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Kendrick Perkins' quadriceps injury will keep him on the sidelines yet again on Sunday.
Perk sat out training camp and he's now missed six games to open the exhibition season. Even if he does return for Tuesday's preseason finale, his conditioning may be an issue and it's hard to envision him overtaking Steven Adams for the starting C job on opening night. Perkins is still only 29 years old, but his days of fantasy relevance are long gone. Oct 19 - 6:23 PM

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Kendrick Perkins (quad) will not suit up for Friday's preseason game vs. the Raptors.

Perkins averaged 3.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks over 19.5 minutes of action last season, and it's actually kind of impressive how ineffective he can be in a starting center role on a playoff team. Steve Adams has been very good so far this preseason, and he's looking more and more like the starting center once the regular season begins, but with coach Scott Brooks you never really know. If Adams is named the starter he could be a late-round steal in standard leagues. However, if Brooks for some reason decides to go with Perkins, he still shouldn't be drafted in any league.
Oct 17 - 2:53 PM

Kendrick Perkins' quad injury prevented him from playing in OKC's preseason opener on Wednesday.

Perkins claims to have lost 22 pounds prior to the start of training camp, but he's been on the sidelines since hurting himself in late September. His lower-body injury makes him even less likely to hold off Steven Adams for the starting center job, which should be music the ears of Thunder fans.
Oct 9 - 12:29 AM

Kendrick Perkins (quad) said he is down to 276 pounds at training camp.

He said he was all the way up to 298 pounds at the end of the season, which isn't a surprise. Perkins is going to miss a lot of training camp due to his quad injury and it may cost him his role as the starter. Hopefully you don't need us to tell you he's not worth drafting in any league.
Sep 30 - 12:56 AM

Kendrick Perkins (quad) will be out for the start of training camp.

Thunder GM Sam Presti said that Perkins recently tweaked his quad and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. With Perk out, Steven Adams will get a chance to establish himself as OKC's starting center during training camp and could end up being a late-round steal in fantasy drafts.
Sep 25 - 12:44 PM

According to Chris Broussard of, the Heat could make a run at acquiring Kendrick Perkins.

Needless to say, things will have to go horribly wrong for the Heat to make a move on Perkins. He has one year left on his deal and his decline as a big man has been a precipitous one. The Thunder added Michigan center Mitch McGary in the draft to make Big Perk even more expendable.
Jun 27 - 9:20 AM

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said on Thursday that the team has not discussed whether to use the amnesty clause on Kendrick Perkins.

"It's not something that's been considered to this point," he said. Perk's production has dipped every season he has been in Oklahoma City, and the development of Steven Adams may soon render him expendable. He is set to make $9.4 million next season, the fourth-highest salary on the team. With OKC already tight against the salary cap, they may change their tune on the big man when the free agency period comes around. Perkins should not be on fantasy radars heading in to next season.
Jun 5 - 2:18 PM

Kendrick Perkins said on Sunday that Oklahoma City was outsmarted by San Antonio.

"The Spurs, they weren't more athletic than us, they weren't more talented than us, they just outsmarted us," Perkins said. Coach Scott Brooks probably gave Perkins more minutes than he deserved, which may have been part of the problem. Brooks also tightened his rotation in Saturday's loss and he'll be a popular target for falling short in the playoffs again.
Jun 1 - 3:54 PM

When Scott Brooks was asked whether it was time to "turn the page" on Kendrick Perkins the coach was reluctant to give a definitive answer.

"That remains to be seen," said Brooks. "There’s a lot of work to be done this summer." Perkins finished the 2013-14 season with averages of 3.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks while averaging 20 minutes per game. Those are not the numbers of a serviceable center in the NBA, and it's a bit curious as to what exactly "remains to be seen." While Brooks may be uncertain with what he's doing with his lineups, fantasy owners can be certain that Perkins is not a viable asset.
Jun 1 - 1:13 PM

Kendrick Perkins (groin) is expected to play in both of Oklahoma City's back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Thunder were initially planning to rest him one game during their remaining back-to-back sets, but it appears he's progressed nicely since returning. Even though he won't get a DNP, his poor production and minimal playing time ensure that he will not help fantasy owners.
Apr 8 - 3:46 PM

Kendrick Perkins (groin) returned to action on Sunday and played 13 minutes, finishing with four points and three rebounds.

OKC is very cautiously plugging him back into the rotation and he will not play in back-to-back games during the regular season. He offers no fantasy value of his own, and his presence ensures that rookie Steven Adams (DNP-CD) will also be a non-factor.
Apr 7 - 12:13 AM

Kendrick Perkins (groin) will start on Sunday and play limited minutes.

The Thunder plan to keep him around 10 minutes per game, with two short stints in each half, and he's expected to miss one game of their remaining back-to-back sets. There's no fantasy value to be had here.
Apr 6 - 7:58 PM

Kendrick Perkins will sit out Friday's game against the Rockets for rest purposes.

Perkins is getting the same treatment as Russell Westbrook, which means he won't play on back-to-backs. Steven Adams will likely draw the start against either Dwight Howard (ankle) or Omer Asik.
Apr 4 - 9:27 AM

Kendrick Perkins (groin) did not score in his return on Thursday, adding one board and one assist in 12 minutes.

Luckily for the Thunder, he didn't take any shots tonight and only played 12 minutes. They were running all over the Spurs tonight with a whopping 30 points in fast break, which is not exactly Perk's forte. He can be left alone in all leagues.
Apr 4 - 12:05 AM

Kendrick Perkins will return from his groin injury on Thursday, but he'll be limited to 10 minutes of action.

OKC will ease him back into the rotation with five minutes in each half, and neither Perkins nor rookie center Steven Adams are remotely trustworthy for fantasy owners. Perkins will also be rested during one game of back-to-back sets, meaning he'll sit out vs. the Rockets on Friday.
Apr 3 - 6:30 PM

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