May 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) walks off the court after the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 112-77. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Miami Heat Targeting Kendrick Perkins

The Miami Heat are interested in acquiring Oklahoma City Thunder center/trash can Kendrick Perkins, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

I’m also told that Pat Riley intends to make a run at Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins, who has one year left on his contract.

Perkins has been the butt of a bad joke for about three seasons now, but Pat Riley has a thing for big men. Perkins, who is set to make $9.4 million next season, averaged 3.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.

This is the summer of appeasing LeBron James, who opted out Tuesday and will become a free agent. LeBron played with Perkins on his AAU squad in Oakland in


With its best post defender being Udonis Haslem, Greg Oden not panning out and Chris Andersen expected to opt out, the Heat will bolster the center position this offseason. Still, you would imagine they could do better than Perkins.


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  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Miami is trying to reload. Perkins makes sense as an investment at the vet min or even the mini MLE. You ain’t investing any 9 million in him.

  • MichaelNupe Thompson

    Nooooo. Anyone other than him…. shoot bosh makes a better center. Perkins Celtic days are over this guy has literally done nothing for the thunder. Except being in the way. I understand he can bang in the paint and set good screens. But besides that he doesn’t score, he doesn’t rebound, he doesn’t play all that great defense and he’s always good for a tech…. no Riley. Besides if the thunder don’t amnesty him we can’t get him, hopefully.

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    let me get this right… Pat “brain dead” Riley, believe looking at players like Sessions, Bayless and NOW Perkins are solid moves… Finally people are seeing what kind of idiot Riley is… For years Lebron covered up a lot of Spoelstra and Riley faults… Now with Lebron opting out the pressure is on Riley to do his Job and now we’re seeing it display…… BAHAAHAHAHA !!!!

    Based on Riley’s early player inquiries Lebron should get ready to carry the Heat again in scoring, rebounding, assist and on defense, and people wonder why he may leave Miami and get a legit #2 option, because Wade is not it and Bosh well… he is Bosh !

    • christian

      You’re so retarded it isn’t even funny. He is LOOKING at them…it doesn’t mean he likes them. We won’t get any of those players. We drafted Napier which was an amaznig move by Pat. Next we will get a center like Marcin Gortat or Marc Gasol in free agency. Calling Pat brain dead makes you look extremely ignorant of the fact he has 9 fucking NBA rings between being a player, coach, and exec. Almost as much as Bill Russel, but you’re right he’s braindead. Have some respect for God’s sake.

  • Marcel West-Bailey