In case you didn’t know, the Thunder made a trade yesterday. A big one, in fact. (That’s kind of a pun, get it?)
Oklahoma City acquired Kendrick Perkins from Boston in exchange for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and the Clippers 2012 pick. (The Thunder also got Nate Robinson from Boston as well as Nazr Mohammed from Charlotte. But Perkins was the prize of deadline day for the Thunder.)
So, who is this guy? Will he fit in? Isn’t he that really mean dude that’s always snarling?
Perkins, 26, was born in Nederland, Texas and didn’t attend a university. He was drafted 27th overall straight out of high school by the Grizzlies before being traded to the Celtics on draft night for Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones. He’s a practicing Roman Catholic and growing up was an altar boy. He’s 6-10 and 280 pounds, but plays like a seven-footer because of his massive wingspan. Keep Reading…