BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed center Kendrick Perkins to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"It is great to have one of our building blocks secured for the next few years," Executive Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said. "We are looking forward to his continued development this upcoming season."
The former Parade All-American had a breakout season in which he averaged 5.2 points to go along with 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 19.6 minutes per game. Perkins recorded career highs in every major statistical category this past season. Perkins set highs in points (17 on 1/18/06 vs. Minnesota), rebounds (19 on 11/30/05 vs. Philadelphia) and blocks (6 against both Orlando and New York).
The native of Nederland, Texas, Perkins is entering his fourth season. He was obtained in a draft night trade from the Memphis Grizzlies along with the draft rights to Marcus Banks in exchange for the draft rights to Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones. Perkins was selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.