Kendrick Perkins C OKC 2 Days

Perkins (quadriceps) will not play against the Timberwolves in Sunday's preseason game, the Star Tribune reports.

Perkins has been dealing with a quad injury since late September and consequentially has had an unproductive training camp. However, the 29-year-old is an aging veteran that hardly needs to go through training camp to be ready for the start of the regular season. With the capable and young Steven Adams nipping at the heels of Perkins, it's still unclear who will end up being the Thunder's starting center to open the season on Oct. 29 against Portland.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 8 Days

Perkins (quad) will not play Tuesday against Memphis, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Perkins is nursing a quad injury that's kept him out since late-September, but he should be nearing a return. With Serge Ibaka (ankle) also out Tuesday, Steven Adams figures to see plenty of minutes.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 14 Days

Perkins (quadriceps) will not play in Wednesday's preseason game, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.

This is around the time when Perkins was expected to be reevaluated, and although he hasn't been cleared to play in Wednesday's exhibition, there's still no reason to think he won't be ready for the regular season.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 26 Days

Perkins (quad) sustained a quad injury and will miss the start of training camp, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

The big man will be reevaluated in two weeks, at which point it will be determined whether he's ready to ramp up his activity during camp. While Perkins will almost certainly be ready for the regular season, the setback could give Steven Adams the upper hand in the battle for the starting center spot. Perkins has the veteran edge, but he was much maligned for his play last season and Adams is indisputably more active on both ends of the floor.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 4 Months

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.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 5 Months

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 $9.4M 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.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 5 Months

Kendrick Perkins said 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 get a popular target for falling short in the playoffs again.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 5 Months

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.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 7 Months

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.

Kendrick Perkins C OKC 7 Months

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.