Thunder Not Interested in Amnestying Perkins
Kendrick Perkins sat down for his season-ending interview with reporters Thursday and was told, to his surprise, that he was sweating.
“Well I just left out of Sam’s office so I might be sweating,” Perkins said of his exit interview with Thunder general manager Sam Presti.
“That was a joke,” Perkins immediately added.
The Thunder’s polarizing center has nothing to worry about.
Two days later, Presti essentially put an end to the rampant speculation that Perkins would possibly be waived under the NBA’s amnesty clause.
“We just haven’t considered using the provision,” Presti said. “I wouldn’t necessarily directly attribute that to any player on our team. Every team looks at the amnesty provision different based on their different circumstances. But it’s not something that we’ve really explored.”