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Kendrick Perkins

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New Orleans Pelicans

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Originally selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft…Draft rights traded to Boston Celtics, along with draft rights of Marcus Banks in exchange for draft rights to Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones…Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 24, 2011 along with Nate Robinson in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Kristic…Traded to Utah Jazz on Feb. 19, 2015 in exchange for Enes Kanter and Steve Novak as part of three-team deal with Detroit…Waived by Utah Feb. 21, 2015…Signed by Cleveland Cavaliers as unrestricted free agent on Feb. 24, 2015…Signed with New Orleans as unrestricted free agent on July 28, 2015.

2015-16 Season:
Appeared in 37 games (five starts) for New Orleans…Averaged 2.5 points on .533 shooting from the field and 3.5 rebounds in 14.6 minutes…Grabbed 5+ rebounds 10 times…Notched eight points and seven rebounds 4/5 at PHI…Tallied seven points to go along with one rebound, assist, steal, and block 4/3 at BKN...Tied a season high with eight boards 3/28 vs. NYK...Tied a career-high with three steals 3/2 at HOU…Appeared in three games before suffering a pectoral injury 10/31 vs. GSW…Scored 10 points on a perfect 5-5 from the field 10/27 at GSW.

Owns career averages of 5.4 points on 53.0% shooting from the field, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 781 games (565 starts) with Boston, Oklahoma City, Cleveland, and New Orleans…Has appeared in 143 career playoff games for Boston, Oklahoma City and Cleveland, averaging 5.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 23.6 minutes per game…Has appeared in the NBA Finals four times (Boston 2008, 2010; Oklahoma City 2012; Cleveland 2015), winning an NBA Championship with Boston in 2008…

2014-15 (OKC/CLE):
Appeared in 68 games (three starts) for Oklahoma City and Cleveland…Averaged 3.6 points on .449 shooting from the field and 4.7 rebounds in 16.9 minutes…Appeared in eight post-season games for Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.1 minutes per game…Scored in double figures on two occasions…In 51 games (three starts) for the Thunder, averaged 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.2 minutes…In 17 games with the Cavaliers, averaged 2.6 points on .488 shooting and 2.4 rebounds in 9.8 minutes…Made his Cavalier debut at Detroit on Feb. 24, tallying two points in two minutes…Had a season-high 17 points on 6-of-7 (.857) shooting from the field and five rebounds in 20 minutes for Oklahoma City vs. DEN 11/1…Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in 23 minutes vs. PHX 12/14…Had a season-high three blocks twice and nine multi-block games on the season…

2013-14 (Oklahoma City):
Appeared in 62 games (62 starts) and averaged 3.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.5 minutes…Appeared in 19 playoff games, averaging 3.2 points and 5.4 rebounds…OKC went 47-14 with Perkins in the lineup…Recorded 10-plus rebounds four times and scored in double-figures once…Was listed as DNP – Inactive three times…Missed 17 games when listed as DNP – left groin strain…

2012-13 (Oklahoma City):
Appeared in 78 games (78 starts) and averaged 4.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.1 minutes…Appeared in 11 playoff games, averaging 2.2 points and 3.7 rebounds…Scored in double figures seven times...Set a Thunder career-high with 17 points (8-of-9 FGs) on vs. Phoenix (2/8)…Led team in rebounding on 16 occasions…Recorded 10-plus rebounds nine times…Blocked a season-high four shots at Cleveland (2/2)…one DNP – Left knee strain…Three games DNP – right hamstring tightness… 2011-12 (Oklahoma City):
Appeared in 65 games, averaging 5.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks…Appeared in 20 games for Western Conference Champion Thunder, averaging 4.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks…Recorded a season-high tying six blocks vs. NOH 2/20…Set a Thunder career-high with 16 points on 8-of-11 FGs vs. MIA 3/25…Recorded a blocked shot in the first 17 games this season (longest such streak of his career)…Scored in double-figures on eight occasions…Recorded 10-plus rebounds on 12 occasions…Posted two double-doubles…One DNP – Right Knee Contusion…

2010-11 (BOS/OKC):
In 29 total games between Oklahoma City and Boston, averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds…Appeared in 17 playoff games for Thunder, averaging 4.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks…Appeared in 17 games with the Thunder (17 starts), and averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 25.6 minutes…Prior to joining the Thunder, appeared in 12 games (7 starts) with the Boston Celtics and averaged 7.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 26.1 minutes…

2009-10 (Boston):
Averaged 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.69 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game…Appeared in 23 games for Eastern Conference Champion Celtics, averaging 5.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks…Ruled out of Game 7 at LAL due to knee injury…Ranked 10th in the NBA in blocks per contest…Recorded his 2,500th career rebound vs. NYK 2/23…Blocked his 600th career shot vs. SAC 2/16…

2008-09 (Boston): Averaged 8.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.97 blocks in 29.7 minutes per game…Appeared in 14 playoff contests, averaging a career-best 11.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 36.6 minutes…Scored in double-digits in 10 playoff games, grabbed double-digit rebounds in nine games, and posted six double-doubles…Led Celtics in rebounds in 36 games and in blocks in 54 games…Posted a career-high 26 points at MIL 3/15…Rejected a career-high seven shots vs. MIL 11/7…Also blocked seven shots vs. ATL 4/3…Finished sixth in the NBA in blocks per game and in total blocks…Grabbed a season-high 14 boards vs. UTA 12/15…Posted career-high 150 blocks on the season…

2007-08 (Boston):
Averaged career-high 6.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 24.5 minutes per game…Appeared in 25 playoff games for NBA Champion Celtics, averaging 6.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks…Led team in rebounding 18 times and scoring three times…Scored 10-plus points 15 times…Recorded five double-doubles…

2006-07 (Boston):
Averaged 4.5 points, 5.0 boards and 1.36 blocks in 21.4 minutes per game…

2005-06 (Boston):
Averaged 5.2 points, 5.9 boards and 1.5 blocks in 19.6 minutes per game…Recorded 10-plus points 11 times and 10-plus boards 12 times…Recorded four double-doubles…Led the team in rebounding 18 times...

2004-05 (Boston):
Averaged 2.5 points and 2.9 boards in 9.1 minutes per game…Appeared in six playoff games, averaging 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds…

2003-04 (Boston):
Averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game in 10 appearances.

Led Clifton J. Ozen to four district championships and one state title...Averaged 27.5 points, 16.4 rebounds and 7.8 blocks as a Senior...Led school to 33-1 record his Senior year, with only loss coming in the state championship...Listed as the No. 3 center and No. 6 high school player in the class of 2003...Participated in 2003 McDonald’s All-American Game.

Full name is Kendrick Le’Dale Perkins…Nickname is “Perk”…Favorite movie is Next Friday…Favorite television show is Fresh Prince of Bel Air…Favorite actor is Will Smith…Enjoys listening to 50 Cent…Wears a size 18 sneaker…Favorite sport besides basketball is football…Most influential person in his basketball career was his high school coach, Andre Bouette, a former collegiate player at North Texas from 1983-1986…Favorite athlete growing up was Michael Jordan.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 270 lbs./ 122.5 kg
Born: November 10, 1984
From: Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)
Draft: 1st Round (27th pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 13
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2015 - 2015
  Utah Jazz 2014 - 2014
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2014 - 2014
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 - 2014
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)/USA

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