The 31-year-old center Kendrick Perkins is reported to be joining the Golden State Warriors to reunite with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant.
The Golden State Warriors recently lost Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, and Marreese Speights with the acquisition of 2016 top free agent Kevin Durant. With this, they are currently in need of players that they can sign a minimum contract to boost their frontcourt, especially the center position.
Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia agreed to sign a one-year deal worth $2.9 million with the Warriors. The move angered some NBA executives, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. The contract he signed with the Warriors is obviously lower in caliber center like him.
However, they cannot blame the Golden State Warriors for luring players who wish to win a championship next season. The Warriors are continuing to fill up their roster and reports are saying that Mario Chalmers, Kendrick Perkins, and Ray Allen are on the list.
Names on #Warriors' list of potential FA recruits include Mario Chalmers, Kendrick Perkins, and yes, Ray Allen, per San Francisco Chronicle.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) July 5, 2016
There are speculations that Kevin Durant wants to reunite with his former teammate Kendrick Perkins in the Golden State Warriors. Durant and Perkins played together in the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2010-2013. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insider, the Warriors have shown interest in free agent Kendrick Perkins.
Perkins averaged 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in his last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. His contribution might be low, but he was only given 14.7 minutes per game in his former team. Kendrick Perkins was one of the main contributors in the Boston Celtics when they won a championship in 2008.
Now that he is rumored to play in a ‘Super Team’ like the Golden State Warriors, he is expected to strive harder to prove that he deserves the slot. The Warriors’ previous success was not only made by their starters but their bench players too.
With lots of their backup players gone, the 2017 NBA championship title is still not an easy way for a team who still need to provide the right chemistry.
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