Slowly but surely, Kendrick Perkins is working his way back into the Celtics lineup. Today, Jess Camerato has another update on how Perk's recovery is going.
Perkins was fitted for a new knee brace last week and plans to begin wearing it on Tuesday. He anticipates the latest brace will allow him to do even more on the court.
"[I'm] just taking it one day at a time," he said. "I think I'm starting to do more basketball things. [Last Wednesday] I got measured for my knee brace, so it's been cool. It means I can start doing more court work, stuff like that."
The two areas Perk is really focusing on: Developing a jumper, and improving his free throw percentage. If Perk can find a somewhat reliable shot from 10 feet and in, that'll make him a dangerous offensive option. Check that, it makes him an offensive option… which he really wasn't much of before the injury.
I like where Perk's head is at with this. He's learning a lot about himself and the game during this recovery. if there's a silver lining in all of this, it's that it's forced him to grows in ways he couldn't have had he been playing.