Kendrick Perkins C  #5

Current Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Born: Nov 10, 1984 (30 years old)

Birthplace: Nederland, Texas (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-10 (208cm)     Weight: 270 (122kg)

Hand: Right

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Free Agent: UFA-2015

Current Agent: Arn Tellem

Draft Entry: 2003 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2003 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 27, Memphis Grizzlies

Draft Rights Trade: MEM to BOS, Jun 26, 2003

Pre-Draft Team: Ozen High School (Texas)

High School: Ozen High School [Beaumont, Texas]

Kendrick Perkins News

Kendrick Perkins' Decision Came Down To Cavs, Clippers
Kendrick Perkins played AAU basketball with LeBron James and he chose the Cavaliers in part due to his relationship with him.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kendrick Perkins To Sign With Cavaliers After Buyout
Kendrick Perkins has committed to join the Cavs.

Royce Young/ESPN

Cavaliers Appear To Be Preferred Team Of Kendrick Perkins
One significant criteria for Kendrick Perkins in choosing a team has been the opportunity for playing time.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls, Clippers, Cavs Expected To Pursue Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins will be bought out by the Jazz.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Reggie Jackson Traded To Pistons, Enes Kanter To Thunder
Reggie Jackson has been dealt to the Pistons, while Enes Kanter goes to the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets, Thunder Close To Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade
The deal could also be expanded to send Jarrett Jack to the Wizards and Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets Interested In Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade With Thunder
The Nets need to believe they will be able to convince Reggie Jackson to re-sign in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kendrick Perkins Suspended One Game By NBA For Head Contact With Evans
Kendrick Perkins was suspended for one game without pay for initiating and making head to head contact with Tyreke Evans on Friday.

RealGM Staff Report

Nets Decide To Keep Brook Lopez For Now
The Nets backed away from the idea of simply moving Brook Lopez on a salary dump.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thaddeus Young Drawing Interest From Nets
The Nets would look to flip Kendrick Perkins for Thaddeus Young.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nets, Thunder Progressing On Brook Lopez For Perkins, Lamb Trade
Three-team talks with the Hornets that would have sent Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn are dead.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Thunder, Nets Recently Discussed Brook Lopez Trade
Under the discussed deal, the Thunder would have sent Kendrick Perkins, Perry Jones III and Lance Thomas to the Nets for Brook Lopez.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Perkins Would Consider Return To Celtics, Believes Rondo Wants To Stay
Kendrick Perkins remains one of Rajon Rondo's closest friends as a former teammate.

Julian Benbow/Boston Globe

Report: Heat Interested In Kendrick Perkins
The Heat certainly need improved interior defense, though Kenderick Perkins has fallen off dramatically during his time with the Thunder.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Perkins Believes Durant Would Benefit From Weight Room, Adding Strength
Kendrick Perkins believes that added strength would allow Kevin Durant to be durable during a game's most demanding moments.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Thunder Haven't Considered Using Amnesty Clause On Kendrick Perkins
Sam Presti said the Thunder have yet to give thought to the possibility of amnestying Kendrick Perkins.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Kendrick Perkins Out Up To Six Weeks With Groin Surgery
Kendrick Perkins is averaging 3.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.7 minutes per contest.

RealGM Staff Report

Brooks Finally Uses Small Lineup To Stop Losing Streak Against Heat
Scott Brooks used Perry Jones III instead of Kendrick Perkins to match up better with the athleticism of the Heat.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Perkins, Noah Involved In Heated Postgame Exchange
Kendrick Perkins took exception to Joakim Noah's presence in the locker room.

Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater/The Oklahoman

Perkins Facing Misdemeanor Assault Charge
Kendrick Perkins is facing a misdemeanor assault charge for a July incident stemming from a fender bender in Houston.

Royce Young/Daily Thunder

Kendrick Perkins Suffers Finger Injury In First Preseason Game
Kendrick Perkins has dealt with knee injuries over his career.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Doc Rivers Admits Celtics Made Mistake Trading Perkins For Green
Doc Rivers admitted the Celtics' trade of Kendrick Perkins for Jeff Green in 2011 was a mistake -- one that hurt Kevin Garnett.

Justin Barrasso/WEEI

Kendrick Perkins Working Hard In Offseason To Turnaround Career
Kendrick Perkins underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Thunder Aren't Considering Amnesty Clause On Perkins
Kendrick Perkins is set to make about $18 million over the next two seasons.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Kendrick Perkins Finishes Playoffs With Worst PER On Record
Kendrick Perkins finished the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a PER of -0.7.

Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Thunder Confident Perkins Fit For Series Against Grizzlies
Kendrick Perkins will receive plenty of minutes against the Grizzlies, who are anchored by Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Thunder, Suns Discuss Perkins, Lamb, Pick For Gortat, Tucker Trade
The Thunder would receive Marcin Gortat and P.J. Tucker from the Suns for Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and a first round pick.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Perkins: Thunder Have To Turn Off TV, Stop Reading Articles, Refocus On Team
Kendrick Perkins believes the Thunder have to get over themselves one by one and recommit to the team.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Perkins Playing Role To Resolve Thunder's Problems
Kendrick Perkins is playing a major part within the Thunder locker room.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Zach Randolph Receives $25,000 Fine For Altercation With Perkins
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins were each ejected from the game and had an altercation in the locker room area.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

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