May 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) walks off the court after the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 112-77. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder may not bring back Kendrick Perkins


The Oklahoma City are going home empty handed yet again in the postseason and there will be plenty of decisions made over the summer as to what can be done to make sure the present day Thunder don’t become the 90s era Jazz where they always come a step short of achieving immortality.

Among the players the Thunder will have to decide on is Kendrick Perkins and at the moment it’s not looking too positive as to whether or not he’ll be back in 2014-15.

Head coach Scott Brooks was directly asked about Perkins future with the team and was non-committal at best with his indirect answer.

Perkins wasn’t that big of a help for the Thunder in the series at least not the way they needed. Had Perkins showed up for the Thunder, they may have been able to force a Game 7 or not even needed one all and ended up on the right side of a six game series.

The fact of the matter is though that the Thunder are out and so too might be Perkins. It all comes down to what kind of money the Thunder have to spend in the offseason and whether or not Perkins did enough to warrant a spot on their roster and a place on the payroll.


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  • Old Bill Collins

    I would consider a swap of some kind with the Pistons to get Monroe. They need a 1st round pick and could use Perkins as a back up center. Probably a wing would have to go but the third scorer would put the Thunder over the hump.