Sunday, February 6th, 2011 at 10:09 am  |  27 responses

Kendrick Perkins Turns Down Contract Extension

Perkins will be a hot commodity this summer, which makes unrestricted free agency a smart option. From the Boston Herald: “According to two league sources, Perkins has already turned down a Celtics offer that is bound by the CBA’s current restrictions — a contract extension worth slightly less than $30 million over four years, which reflects the currently mandated contract limits of a 20-percent increase and a four-year maximum. Perkins, represented by agent Arn Tellem, has opted to wait until he is an unrestricted free agent, when even in an unpredictable market he has a chance of commanding far more. Indeed, Perkins’ value is much higher when an underachieving center like Dallas’ Brendan Haywood ($46 million over the next six years) is taken into account.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I thought this dude was loyal to the Celtics

  • John

    Well he’s gone down south then …Miami bound…

  • @JdotD

    shit this is bad news for celtics fans. i thought there was no way he leaves.

  • Fboy

    He’s coming to Miami. He’ll be sixth man of the year playing behind Erik Dampier.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Smart move, in my opinion.
    As long as there’s no lockout.

  • http://airtsinelas21.blogspot.com Roy

    Bad news for Celtics fans indeed…

  • R E E

    Paul Pierece did the same thing last year. If you knew your worth and you were truly a valuable piece to team, they have to respect that and PAY. If there’s a lock out … doesn’t matter…. NOBODY is going to get paid lol.

  • 2KInsider

    I like how just one bad overpaid contract justifies every other player in the NBA the right to b!tch about their contract offers. I agree that Perkins deserves more than $30 million over 4 years though. Just saying.

  • Fboy

    @2kinsider get ya big..”today your facing the enemy..the fans expect..no DEMAND a win 2night.”

  • Yesse

    Heat might have a center who doesn’t smile alot next season.

  • The Philosopher 2.0

    Heat 2011-2012



  • mgballer

    not worried as a c’s fan…hes just holding out for more money and as long as he finishes strong this season he’ll get it. from the celtics 2

  • diddle

    Im not sure, but doesnt miami have little to no cap space next year?

  • mike

    He just wants to become an unrestricted free agent in order to hold out for more money. He’s not taking his talents to South Beach. Sorry Miami…

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Celtics would be wise to give him what he needs, unless they plan to pursue Dwight the year after next. Celtics have no big men right now that I can see having an impact next year (assuming no lockout). Shaq and JO are cooked.

  • Ryanrapsfan

    You know the 5 position is weak when a centre who defends and averages 10/8 in his best year is obviously worth more than 7.5 million/year. On the other hand, you know the NBA isn’t in financial trouble when he’ll get paid more than that.

  • riggs

    this isnt bad news for celtics fans, he’s doing what he’s supposed to do. If he were to accept the deal (which the celts knew he WASNT going to) then he’d be making less. Doesn’t mean he isnt going to be a celtic (And damn sure isnt going to miami) next year.

  • tavoris

    Perkins is NOT going to Miami…they don’t have the money to pay him. Plus, he’s not exactly a fit for their running game.

  • OneStep

    We have the same problem in soccer over here in the Premier League where average players command ridiculous salaries. It cannot continue unabated or teams will simply go bust. It’s simple greed and someone somewhere has to say enough before it’s too late.

  • @JdotD

    It’s a bit different from the Premier League dude, and Perkins is one of Boston’s key contributors, especially on D.
    I hope he stays, he’s a great fit here.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Perkins thinks he’s better than he actually is.

  • Cizzo

    When yall get done talking you still got to get your worth…… Get your monet K.P.!


    perkins aint that good, andrea bargnani is wayyy better

  • Red Star

    Wow!! Perkins is looking for his big pay day! Rightfully so!

  • BostonBaller

    This was a no brainer for Perk, The C’s and everyone else who knows basketball. He and his agent would have been idiots to accept the offer. The C’s HAD to make the offer or they would have appeared uninterested and this site would have killed them for it. Both sides involved are on the same page so this isn’t news. Sorry haters but this is just business as usual. I’m not saying it’s a lock that he stays b/c anything can happen in a league of rich owners. All those who loudly say Perk is garbage are silently putting him on their teams wish list. lol.

  • Darren

    i think he’ll stay, we love perk and perk loves us

  • chrisman

    I agree with ‘The Philosopher’. I say Nash to Miami’s a good move, great way to finish your career on a high, AND; Miami could use the cunning prowess of this aging but ever so skillful superstar. As for KP,I say do your thing man, we all gotta do what we think is best sometimes.