The eternally candid Perk opens up to the Boston Globe about what could’ve been had he played in the final game of the title round, and what he expects once he’s healthy enough to ball again next season: “Perkins is expected to be out for at least several more months after tearing ligaments in his knee during Game 6 of this year’s NBA Finals. The injury kept Perkins out of Game 7 against the Lakers, a game in which the Celtics were severely out-rebounded. ‘If I would have played we would have won for sure,’ said Perkins, sounding more assured than cocky. ‘By double-figures.’ Perkins will have to wait a while to make an impact this season. He was asked about whether or not he was worried that the newly-acquired O’Neals — Shaquille and Jermaine — might take his job. ‘I really don’t want to answer this question because I really dont want to start nothing,’ said Perkins. ‘My spot’s not up for grabs. When I come back I will be getting my spot, and everybody else just has to adjust to me.’”