Kendrick Perkins ( born November 10, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. The 2.08 -meter Perkins plays the position of center. He is the father of a son.
Perkins attended the Clifton J. Ozen High School where he won a title in Beaumont,. In his senior year he reached 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds and 7.8 blocks on average. In 2003 he was at the McDonald 's All- American Game going to the best high school players in the country will be invited.
Perkins was in 2003 by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Draft obliged to 27th place, but traded directly together with point guard Marcus Banks for Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones to the Celtics. In his rookie season of defensive workers came only in ten games for use, but played in the next season in the rotation and completed 60 matches with an average of nine minutes per game. 2005/2006 then came the breakthrough when he came in 68 matches for the use of which started in 40 and thus played to the root team.
Had Perkins only played in weak Celtics teams ( only in 2005 reached to the first round of the playoffs, but different right out ), so Boston was radically redesigned in 2007. Manager Danny Ainge exchanged a large part of his team for the two superstars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Perkins was Garnett's henchman and was as a rotation player ( average of 25 minutes playing time ) with Boston masters. On February 24, 2011, the Boston Celtics Kendrick Perkins transferred along with Nate Robinson in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic to the Oklahoma City Thunder. There, he shortly afterwards signed a contract extension which ties him for 3 more years to OKC.