Kendrick Perkins Seeking NBA Return

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Kendrick Perkins Seeking NBA Return 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:11 pm

Kendrick Perkins hopes to return to the NBA in 17-18 after sitting out the entire 16-17 season.


Perkins has been working himself back into playing shape and is seeking a training camp invite.


"I've been keeping my weight down, making sure I'm getting all the cardio I need, staying in great shape," he told the newspaper. "I'm just going to do what I can. I feel good. I've been on top of my basketball work and I'm just waiting for my opportunity, [if it] happens. I've just changed my diet, working on my quickness, and just trying to get better. It's 30 teams out there and I'm just looking for one opportunity. It will come. I'm just trying to leave it in God's hands."


Perkins last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Pelicans.


"You're sitting back, waiting on a job, you want in and not just sitting around the house. I wasn't ready for that in that point in my life," he told the Globe. "I think it was a very humbling situation for me. I thought it made me realize the importance and not to take it for granted."

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Post#2 » by dan-man » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 pm

I hope hes been working on his layups also.
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Post#3 » by hyberx » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm

Did anyone tell Perkins the league once again has high demand for a slow aging center who can not shoot?
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Post#4 » by NatiboyB » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Watch the Cavs sign stone face to sit on the bench with ice on his knees and stare like a tough guy.
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Post#5 » by colaroaster » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:41 pm

too bad perk wasn't around in the 80's
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Post#6 » by nedleeds » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:26 am

Scott Brooks legacy. Starting Kendrick Perkins.
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Post#7 » by Pedro » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:48 am

This doesn't surprise me what with the cap & salary spike. He must be hoping he could get another million or two out of either a young team in need of veterans, like Phily or LA, or a playoff bound team with a high salary looking to fill their last roster spots, like Boston or Houston.
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Post#8 » by ChokeFasncists » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 am

Ain't gonna be easy.

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Post#9 » by Scalabrine » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:07 am

Pedro wrote:This doesn't surprise what with the cap & salary spike. He must be hoping he could get another million or two out of either a young team in need of veterans, like Phily or LA, or a playoff bound team with a high salary looking to fill their last roster spots, like Boston or Houston.


Boston does need another big man.
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Post#10 » by malgus » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:08 am

nah
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Post#11 » by cedric76 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 am

U always need a locker Guy like him. A good 14th man

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Post#12 » by Tofupimp » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am

Start shooting 3s.
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Post#13 » by macNcheese3 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:28 am

Besides being a "locker room guy" or a final spot on a roster he doesn't really carry much value. No shooting range, average rebounder not a bad bruiser.
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Post#14 » by Donnyxc » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:28 pm

Scalabrine wrote:
Pedro wrote:This doesn't surprise what with the cap & salary spike. He must be hoping he could get another million or two out of either a young team in need of veterans, like Phily or LA, or a playoff bound team with a high salary looking to fill their last roster spots, like Boston or Houston.


Boston does need another big man.


Boston could use an athletic rebounder, but they don't need another big man just to fill up the roster. Baynes negates the need for a Perkins type of player.
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Post#15 » by 12footrim » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:44 pm

hyberx wrote:Did anyone tell Perkins the league once again has high demand for a slow aging center who can not shoot?


Wow. The dudes only 32 :lol:

Seriously though he was as horrible as anyone getting significant minutes in the entire NBA the last 5 years. We are talking about 6 PER level bad.
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Post#16 » by IWishIWasHarden » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:56 pm

He'd be good for the Rockets since they are thin after giving away 8 players and only have Nene behind Capela.
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Post#17 » by macNcheese3 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:04 pm

hyberx wrote:Did anyone tell Perkins the league once again has high demand for a slow aging center who can not shoot?


guess he didnt get the memo
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Post#18 » by ib4 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 pm

my brother bumped into Andrew Bynum a few years ago at a mall in NJ.. he, too was "working his ass off to get back into the NBA"

all i gotta say is...good luck
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Post#19 » by ChokeFasncists » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:53 pm

'Toine "there's no 4" probably has a bigger chance than him
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Post#20 » by dautjazz » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:39 pm

12footrim wrote:
hyberx wrote:Did anyone tell Perkins the league once again has high demand for a slow aging center who can not shoot?


Wow. The dudes only 32 :lol:

Seriously though he was as horrible as anyone getting significant minutes in the entire NBA the last 5 years. We are talking about 6 PER level bad.


He may only be 32, but he peaked at 25. I mean there are the Lebrons who are the best players in the NBA at 32, then there are the Perkins who hasn't been good in over 5 years, when he should of been entering his prime.
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