Kendrick Perkins went through some non-contact drills today.
The Celtics center, who has targeted the middle of January for his return from reconstructive knee surgery, is working through his paces in a series of halfcourt drills.
Again, nothing rigorous, but the drills are forcing him to run and cut on his right knee, which is protected by a heavy brace. He also dunked – albeit gingerly. He then headed upstairs for some time on the treadmill when the pace of the practice sped up.
Nice to see Perk progressing nicely. He's looking at coming back late January… which is ahead of schedule. Good for Perk… he's working hard at this.
I was wondering for a while if Perk would be back before Jermaine O'Neal… but JO says he'll be back by this weekend at the latest. Check out Doc (via Chris Forsberg) taking a hilarious shot at Jermaine during an interview.
In case you didn't catch that, that's Doc asking C's PR chief Jeff Twiss "don't we have policy that you have play a game before you do media."
Doc might be a coach now… but he still busts balls like he's a player.