Perkins: Thunder Compares to Celtics
You’ve been on an NBA championship team and another team that almost won another NBA title. Does this team feel like those Celtic teams?
(Kendrick) Perkins: “Yes. Same kind of competitiveness. We’ve already got the talent. Seems like our mental is getting right at the right time. Guys are accepting and buying into what Coach Brooks is saying. We’re doing a great job.”
What are some of the signs that you know this team is on the right path?
Perkins: “You can tell how guys are locked in in the film room. How guys are locked in as far as doing the scouting stuff. When we’re going over their plays, guys are talking, saying they’re going to be there for each other. ‘If you go here, I’ll be here. You can feel it in the air. The communication and everything like that.”