Kendrick Perkins could miss all of training camp and perhaps each of the Thunder's seven preseason games while recovering from wrist surgery.

But Sam Presti said that the Thunder are hoping to have Perkins in the lineup for the season opener on November 1st.

“What we're trying to do is have him ready for the first game, or the beginning of the regular season,” Presti said at his annual preseason news conference. “His conditioning, his fitness and his levels, he's done a fantastic job. His wrist is a thing that we have to be very cautious with and we will be.”

Perkins underwent a surgical procedure on July 19 to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.